Wintry Mix Deluxe
We got out yesterday and hiked through Forest Park in the rain and fog. (See, we are true Portlanders.) Love it, love it, LOVE IT--even though my rainpants got splattered up to the thigh with mud and my hiking boots now look like freshly dipped boot-shaped chocolates. I kept going on and on about how very similar the atmosphere was to Lord of the Rings (LOTR, pronounced "loater") and Middle Earth and all that Tolkien stuff. At some point the friend we were hiking with pointed out that she owns all the LOTR DVDs and that, really, most of the action does not take place in forests that look like this, this, or even this.
It didn't? I have to admit that I only ever saw the first Loater movie and we fast-forwarded through much of it, but I had the impression that it was all ferns and fog. Seems like it should have been.