What is a Herbert? I read this BLOG daily and I must have missed something.
Herbert is the name given to wash buckets used by the crew. One blew away a couple of weeks ago in a fierce storm and was recovered several days later. I think the crew talks to the buckets like Tom Hanks did to his volleyball "Wilson" in Cast Away!
Early in my teaching career there was a student. Name "Herbert" ; as I called the roll I pronounced it Her-bert. Was quickly corrected to "A- bear". What is the correct pronunciation of a bucket.
As I was out hiking one morning for pleasure, I spied a young crew member clicking along. His body was bundled, his spikes were a jingling and as he was working he was singing this song.
Whoopee ti yi yo, get along little dogie. I'm fortunate to have such a place I can roam! Whoopee ti yi yo, get along little dogie. The snow on LeConte will be my new home!
When spring comes along they'll round up the llamas. They'll shear off their coats and fluff up their tails. Load up the trailer and head out to the mountain. And early that morning start up that steep trail.
Whoopee ti yi yo, get along little llamas. Pancakes are waiting at the top of that hill! Whoopee ti yi yo, get along little llamas. You'll give all the guests on LeConte a big thrill!
(adopted from the song Get Along Little Dogie and yes, there is a difference between dogie and doggie) Have a fun day ya'll!
Very creative! For anyone who wants to ensure that song stays stuck in their head for the rest of the day, I've provided a link to the original. No thanks required!
I give up trying to post links on this platform, it never bloody works for me! Here's the web address to the song:
Tammy... please be careful about raising the standards of this chat board. The rest of us may not be able to handle the intellectual stimulation :-)
Seriously, I enjoyed the poem... and now I want pancakes too!
I think I should have said "adapted" from the song...anyhoo, have a beautiful day!
We would love to see pictures of the Herbert rescue and know where Herbert III's birthplace is!
Like your new picture!
I was guessing either Herbert III was arriving via Llama or it's been found high up in a tree or down a steep slope! You guys need to practice better parenting skills and not let your "children" out of your sight! :)
I know now why Tigers sometimes eat their young !
Well said in your blog, Doug. It p***** me too, to see how some people treat the out doors (parks). They do it all over the place. Guess we'll just keep picking up after them. HAGE
Proper pronunciation of bucket? Bouquet!
Is Alum Cave open to hike up on the weekends coming up Saturday & that's the only trail I ever use ?? I know they have been working on it ..
Yes, Alum is open on the weekend.
My first time up and Wow!! Great time and the crew that takes care of you were too cool. Ryn R you are great to talk to(kindred spirit ) our group had an awesome stay. I don't know about this Herbert guy but I am jealous. Visitors remember to tip generously in the dining hall, they earn every bit. B back Winn
Boy, I really like that new picture of Ryn R.
Winn, Robin, Rhonda, Reid, McClure and I had a great time at the Lodge. It was our first time to stay in a cabin and we were beyond impressed. The staff was incredible, and the food was excellent! Ryn, I think Herbert needs a ball and chain to keep him in his place. We love your blog, and will be keeping tabs on you. We will be back for sure.....hope you will be ready for us, so stay on your toes😳
Awesome trip up this weekend. Six of us came up. Met some great people and had beautiful sunset views. Special shout out to Ryn R and Walt, who really outdid themselves making everyone welcome and their hospitality. Came up Alum Cave, back down The Boulevard. Absolutely will be back, like Winn said.
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