Great stick :)
I hope Melissa was suitably grateful!
Hilarious! :-) And I like the fake replacement stick attempt.
I like your point that “of course you’d find the stick” so he wasn’t as excited as you were :)
If only he had understood my emotions and thoughts.
"Oh no, I left the stick somewhere. Understand. Apologize. Redirect redirect redirect redirect."
"Ok that didn't work maybe he'll give up if it gets too hard."
"Ok shit I guess I am going back up the mountain. Hope the stick is still there."
"It's hard to do this fast. Hopefully no one steals Lukas or calls child protective services."
"There's the stick! Wait, is that the stick? Did I really just hike back up here for that?!"
On the way home he FaceTimed Melissa and she asked him if he had an awesome time on the hike. He said no because it was too long.
The story and your follow-up are great! And the pics -- I'm very envious, it's gorgeous. As are you two. :-)
The story, the photos, and the addendum two comments above: All excellent! Made me smile!