Edgy Travel

Once while traveling with my grandparents as a child, we stopped off at a mountain viewpoint overlooking Lake Elsinore in Southern California. My grandma Mary thought one boulder looked particularly enticing and asked me to climb over the safety barrier and crawl out onto a crumbling rock ledge to get a “good picture.” It became a family joke that only grandma Mary would be crazy enough to send her grandchild out on to an overhanging chunk of rock to get a better photo op. Little did my family know it was just the beginning.

So when I came across MatadorTrips.com’s Photo Essay: 13 Places to Get Close to the Edge, I started digging through the old photos to find some of our favorite “edges.” Two of them are in locations mentioned in the article! But clearly a visit to Norway is in our future.

2 responses to “Edgy Travel”

  1. avatar laurelle says:

    Oh so young! And so much hair! (Tee-hee!)

    And by the way, it is because of people like YOU that we have barriers and “DANGER: keep away from edge” signs in the old U.S. of A. Society protecting you from yourself. Or, society protecting itself from lawsuits.

  2. avatar Tony says:

    For those of you who don’t know Laurelle, she’s always had a problem with my dangling my legs over deadly abysses. Go figure! Oh, and my highly creative short cuts, too.

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