Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday Things/Friday Wrap

First - great news!   “Unboundary,” the outdoor magazine published by USA Today (circulation: 100,000 people), is going to feature an excerpt from UP: A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure in their April issue!  "Unboundary" is a wonderful magazine -- we are thrilled!
Also, Hugh was interviewed by CNN's Sanjay Gupta yesterday.  CNN continues to film Hugh at MIT's Media Lab tomorrow.  The half-hour feature will air in early March.

On to Things and a Wrap...

Once again, I'm combining our Thursday Things with the Friday Wrap.  Tomorrow, I'll be busy getting ready for (and freaking out about) our upcoming Zealand/Bonds traverse and won't have time to blog.

To those of you who aren't New Hampshire hikers, the Zealand/Bonds winter traverse is a 23 mile, 4 mountain trip.  Alex I will start hiking tomorrow afternoon, spend the night out, and hopefully summit all four mountains on Saturday before hiking (limping) to a parking lot on the other side of the mountain range to meet Hugh and Sage.

We'll be fortunate to have friends joining us on this hike.  Though I have hiked with Alex on my own about a zillion times, the length and remote nature of this hike makes me nervous.  This will be a safer and more enjoyable trek with some trusted friends by our sides.

We didn't cross anything off our Things list last week, though we did see Field of Dreams (#86 on the 100 Best Kids and Family Movies list).  The girls enjoyed this movie, though they've never seen a baseball game and probably don't even know how the game is played.  They liked the concept of the ghosts showing up on a baseball diamond in the middle of a cornfield...and they really liked seeing James Earl Jones.  This was the first time they've seen Jones in a movie, and they immediately recognized his voice as Darth Vader's.  They were unable to watch his scenes without imagining Vader in the movie...this made the film quite enjoyable, though probably not in the way the director had intended.

As for the Wrap -- I finished another writing project last week (I'll hopefully be able to talk about that next month).  Also, Jim Surette of Granite Films was able to fit me into his schedule.  He's putting together UP's book trailer.  Looking forward to seeing it!  We should have that ready for the public by the end of this month.

Have a great weekend, everyone!  Wish us luck!

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