Among the clouds

By sofs
@sofssu (14467)
September 29, 2015 6:39am CST
I enjoy climbing up hills and mountains. I just love the smell of the pure air there and to be covered in the clouds. Recently we took a small vacation in cabin up a hill.. it was a daily experience to float in the clouds.. or at least have the clouds float around you.. look down on the small world beneath us and feel so uplifted. I so enjoyed my holiday that I am looking forward to going there next summer. Do you enjoy the sights and smell up in the mountains? Could you share your experience?
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@rebelann (39734)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Sep 15
It's been years since I've been in such a situation and now that I'm retired I've become content to simply stay home leaving only to grocery shop occasionally. If I could turn back time I'd make it a point to move to such a place so that staying home would be more enjoyable for me and my furmily.
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@sofssu (14467)
30 Sep 15
@rebelann Maybe you really need a holiday.. you can get one even now.. you don't have to turn the clock back .. I hope you take a holiday.
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@rebelann (39734)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Sep 15
@sofssu Oh heck, I can't leave my furmily just cuz I'd like a holiday, I'd be lost without them. But I do vacation vicariously through pictures people post from the wonderful places they've gone to. Got any
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@sofssu (14467)
1 Oct 15
@rebelann OH no not without your family.. go together what fun is a vacation without the family.. I have a lot of pics but all stuck in my old comp which crashed.. need to retrieve the data from there.
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• United States
29 Sep 15
aw, that fresh thin air...i adore the mountains - towerin' trees, the vast arrays 'f flora 'n fauna, sounds 'f water 's it makes its way. 'course, i grew up'n a mountain 'n 've many tales i could share, but fear i shan't any time soon.
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@sofssu (14467)
30 Sep 15
@crazyhorseladycx There you go making me all nostalgic.. I love the sights sounds and smells of the rare mountain air. Yeah not to forget the small streams and waterfalls. I just love them. Isn't life harder up hill than in the plains?
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• United States
30 Sep 15
@sofssu 's to yer query - not really? 'tis diff'rent, vastly so. 'least there's more to forage from in the mountains, fresh springs, wild herbs 'n such.
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@sofssu (14467)
1 Oct 15
@crazyhorseladycx I guess you do have more to forage from the mountains. I love the taste of the fresh water from the springs.. and the wild herbs too.. :) Now I really want to go there.. I love the peace of it all. It seem so sacred.
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• Preston, England
29 Sep 15
I love scrambling up mountains and hillsides. The view and the freshest of all fresh air is always invigorating.
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@sofssu (14467)
29 Sep 15
@arthurchappell The view is truly amazing and the smell of the pure air is something I can never forget. Being among the clouds and not being able to see the person next to you is another wonderful experience by itself.
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• Preston, England
29 Sep 15
@sofssu sometimes the ascent can be gruelling but it's always worth it
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@sofssu (14467)
29 Sep 15
@arthurchappell I agree with you on that.. My knees sometimes give me trouble.. but its really worth it.
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@gregario888 (1282)
• Aurangabad, India
29 Sep 15
I surely do, though we have only hills vicinity of my hometown. Most of them are flat tops, but the bike rides through them are terrific, more so during the rainy season when they happen to be green.
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@sofssu (14467)
30 Sep 15
@gregario888 Oh how I envy you.. I wish I lived amidst scenery like that. I can only imagine the exhilarating bike rides.
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• Aurangabad, India
30 Sep 15
@sofssu Bikes surely make the trip wonderful. I am planning to climb the highest mountain in my state this October. Although it is no more than 5000 ft in height. Quite unlike the North Indian mountains, which are very cool and have greater altitudes.
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@sofssu (14467)
30 Sep 15
@gregario888 Good luck on your trip. I am sure you'll have a lot of fun doing it.
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@jstory07 (66160)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Sep 15
I love hiking in the mountains and watching some of the wild life that we see up there.
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@sofssu (14467)
30 Sep 15
@jstory07 I love it too. The vegetation up there is also so different than what we see down below.. I just enjoy hiking up the mountains. We only get to see deer up there.,.this summer we also got to see cheetah pug marks .
• United States
29 Sep 15
Yes, I have always enjoyed the mountains. It's gives the feeling of being on top of the world. I also enjoy the nature in which can be found up in the mountains. The birds, squirrels, rabbits, deer. My hubby's dad has a cabin up in the mountains(a vacation home), and the deer will actually come up on the porch.
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@sofssu (14467)
29 Sep 15
@TexanTornadoOH wow that sounds so peaceful. Do you go there often on a holiday?
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• United States
29 Sep 15
@sofssu We used to go about every 3 -4 months. Now we don't go that often, since we moved so far away.
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@sofssu (14467)
30 Sep 15
@TexanTornado A I wish you could make it more often now. OMG what would I give for a cabin like that.. even if it was a run down and ramshackle ole place
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
30 Sep 15
A few years ago we lived on a hilltop at the edge of a city that often had low cloud. Our property was often surrounded by cloud, even though we weren't up a mountain. I do love the fresh air and freedom of the outdoors though, no matter what the height.
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@sofssu (14467)
30 Sep 15
@valmnz Do you remember the smell of the clouds.. I just love it.. there is nothing like it down here I think.
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
30 Sep 15
@sofssu I remember damp and moist and wishing they would not come down quite so low!
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@sofssu (14467)
30 Sep 15
@valmnz OH lol.. Maybe too much of something isn't good.. I just loved the smell of the clouds and the cool air around me. I really want to get back there.
@Simon1223 (902)
• China
29 Sep 15
Yeah, I also climb a mountain in the early of this month. The elevation of this mountain is about two thousand meters. I had a very interesting experience during my climbing. When I began my climb, it was cloudy. It became sunny when I climbed one hour later. When I nearly reached the peak of the mountain, it was raining cats and dogs. Such changeable weather was quite rare in the city.
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@sofssu (14467)
29 Sep 15
@Simon1223 As the altitude changes so does the weather.. I love the cool weather up there. Glad you had an interesting experience.
@allknowing (63545)
• India
29 Sep 15
I love nature and most of my holidays have had a part of nature included - mountains, forests, sea, gardens. Back home I have created a lot of greenery around me.
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@sofssu (14467)
29 Sep 15
@allknowing I think I know a bit about it.. after reading and responding to your posts.
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Sep 15
I may have climbed a hill, but I have never climbed a mountain. I think I am happiest near the ground. It's not the going up, it's the coming down.
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@sofssu (14467)
29 Sep 15
@Rollo1 Climbing down is the easier part. Climbing up takes more time and energy. However, this holiday in the cabin was a steep drive up for most part.. we did some trekking everyday though.
@MALUSE (39284)
• Germany
29 Sep 15
I don't like mountains much. I don't enjoy heights. You can get fresh air at the seaside as well.
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@sofssu (14467)
29 Sep 15
@MALUSE The air on the seaside isn't really the same as the are in higher altitudes, I do love the sea though.