April 4th, 2006, 10:50 pm
Hey all! I have finally returned from the Valley of Death. Now that was a challenge. I learned a couple new things about the desert. Apparantly there are mountains. Really big, TALL mounains (fucking Harris Hill), that we needed to climb. And apparantly it can also rain and SNOW. That's right. I woke up to my back pack covered in about 4 inches of snow. That was a fun day, hiking in wet shoes, wet pack and cold feet.
So you may have already figured out that I didn't actually go to Death Valley to research my comic, because the Arabian desert and Death Valley have completely different environments. Yes, there was sand, among other things. I took lots of pictures, so I'll post a link to them later, just to prove I wasn't sitting on a couch eating bonbons and ignoring my comic. I thought about it everyday, but unfortunately I had no word about it until the last day when I recieved Daidaishar's letter.
But you know what I just realized? For all 25 days of the trip, I carried $5 with me. My mom gave it to me and said that I could us it to buy myself a drink on the last day. I never used it, though. Maybe my fate would have changed if I had used that $5 bill? Maybe it already is changed and I just don't know it? Oh my god, it's like I'm fricken living my comic. Or maybe I'm just being mellowdramatic. Yeah, I think it's that last one.
Well, anyway, I missed you all and I hope to get updating again as soon as I'm adjusted!