…and bears, oh my!
March 10, 2008
Conversation, last night, after arriving at Sequoia National Park’s Wuksachi Lodge.
Linda: “Did we get all the food out of the trunk? I don’t want to wake up to bears raiding our car.”
Tom: “Yes, we got it all.”
Linda: “Are you sure? Because bears can smell any little thing. Even gum.”
Tom: “I think we’ll be fine honey.”
Linda: “Wait, there are some vitamin waters left in the cooler.”
Tom (slightly less patient): “It’ll be fine.”
Linda (becoming slightly shrill): “Bears can smell through plastic. Rangers told me that once.”
Tom: Wait a minute, it’s winter. Aren’t bears supposed to hybernate in winter?”
Linda: OH YEAH! Hee hee. That’s right… whew.
Linda: “You know there may be some early risers.”
Tom: “Bring the vitamin waters in.”