There and Back Again: A (Not So) Hobbit’s Tale

Oh man, let me first just say that two mornings ago, I was woken up by a rooster! What?! That actually happens. I thought that only happened in the movies! But for real, flippin’ Foghorn Leghorn woke me the heck up at first crack of sunlight the other night.

So you are probably wondering why I was hanging out with roosters! We were up at the farm filming the heck out of mountains, mountains and more mountains. We got all the mountain shots- we got dem pans, dem tilts and doze zooms! You need mountain shots, we got them!

But other than that the trip was a huge success. We ate like kings (minus all of the things kings eat!),  we hung out with some alpacas (creepiest little buggers at night) and we slept in the freezing cold (praise the alpaca blanket)!

But on a more serious note, the trip was amazing. What we saw and what we did were part of a larger experience, something I will remember for a long long time. There was a point when we were twenty minutes into a steep uphill mud hike that, when we finally were able to look out at the miles of hills and mountains that, even after a half hour of cursing the trip, I couldn’t help but think about how worth it everything is- how every step took me to a better and greater view.  And that made everything good!

Its amazing to compare that to life, how the things we think are rough and impossible lead us to something greater and more awesome. I can think of time, way back when, when I would curse the little things, but now I look back and every second I’ve hurt- every second I’ve cried or struggled- I couldn’t trade it for anything. I cherish those moments. And like the hike up that mountain, things are more beautiful now because of them.

….Oh man, woah, think I blacked out for a second. That got too serious! But yeah, this trip is cool, that trip was cool. Mountains are cool. I’m cool, you’re cool, life is cool. Cool shit.

-Zach M.


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