Here's a fun story about where these photos were taken...
On our day trip to Carrizo Plain, I packed @deumcole 's and my hiking boots in a separate bag, 'cuz I'm fancy and I like a different pair of car shoes than wearing dusty hiking boots for hours on end. 🏼♀️ For the ride, I threw on my Birkenstocks and that was that.
Until, of course, we reached the flower-covered hillsides three hours from home and realized we'd left the bag of boots behind. 🤦🏼♀️ Birks are surprisingly hearty for adventuring, so it wouldn't have been too big of a deal until we reached one of our final destinations for the day: the motherlode of golden blooms, at the top of a perilously steep hill.
I'm not so great with steep climbs as it is, but the fact that my feet slip out of my Birks even on flat ground made it a no-go. Mikey felt bad for me, and offered to switch shoes: His Nikes for my Birks. I, of course, grouchily refused, even while slip-sliding up the ever-steepening hillside. Finally, I relented, and was able to scale the trail in my boyfriend's shoes while he picked his way along in a zig-zag pattern with his socked feet stuffed into my too-small sandals.
And that, my friends, is love. We're celebrating two years this week, and I couldn't think of a more fitting story of our relationship than this one. | #getouttadodge - 16 minutes ago