a disappointing anniversary.

Two years is a long time to be [climbing] with somebody.

In July 2007, Dan Long and I started our Teton climbing relationship by climbing the East Ridge of Disappointment Peak.  So, today, to celebrate our two year anniversary, we climbed it again.  Dan was real sweet… he figured out that we’ve only climbed in the Tetons together on Disappointment Peak and started calling me Rachel “Always a Disappointment” Stevens…. lovely/hilarious.  SUCH a great/beautiful day…

fifth pitch via 2007.
fifth pitch via 2007.
fifth pitch via today.
fifth pitch via today.
metal hands via 2007.
metal hands summit via 2007.
metal hands summit today... minus bronto.
metal hands summit today... minus bronto.
pensive grand shot via 2007.
pensive grand shot via 2007.
pensive grand shot via today.
pensive grand shot via today.

Thanks for being awesome, Dan Long.  Happy Anniversary!

[then we got in the car and our amazing community radio station was playing this song and i was so so excited.  LOVING this day.]

[…yes, i know i’ve posted this song before… but i cannot get enough.]

I car danced and everything… Dan Long just pretended like he didn’t know me…


3 thoughts on “a disappointing anniversary.”

  1. Happy Anniversary! and thanks for sharing about your relationship! It’s inspiring to see couples that are still happy when all the news in the world is about divorce and unhappiness. You know I read a great book that helped me evaluate my relationship with my man and rediscover the prince that I married. There’s even a cool, easy contest that goes with it, you should check it out so you can win a vacation with your man! http://www.toadtoprince.com.

  2. dear nixong,

    first of all… awesome name you got there.

    secondly, THANK YOU! you’re too sweet…

    i’m so glad my relationship with my climbing partner could inspire you so. dan long and i ARE happy… we got outta the park in under eleven hours, escaping the rain, and had just about the most lovely day. no divorce or unhappiness there.

    as tempting as your toad book sounds, i don’t think i need to evaluate my relationship with dan… he’s still the prince i climbed with all of two years ago… the honeymoon phase is still going strong. plus, i still have the harry potter series to finish… i’ll put your book on a list… yes, some sort of list…

    and i’ll pass on the contest to win a vacation with my man [aka climbing partner]… we’ll just go back into the mountains together again sometime soon. thanks, though!

    you know nixong, we really don’t talk anymore… i feel like i don’t even know you… it’s heartbreaking.

    rachel… yep, that’s my name.


    yeah, i’m pretty sure it’s spam.


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