You came here for a reveal, huh?
You came here to find out if I was LYING.
Yeah, I know you.
I expected you to show up here today.
So don't pretend you're here just to "read a blog post."
You totally came to find out which of my stories was fact and which was fiction.
Don't try to deny it.
(tee hee ... just felt like working on my *threatening dialogue.* Did you feel threatened?)
And now, on to the BIG REVEAL!
Story #1 was ... FACT. Yes, Perfect Pool really was that perfect and that scary to reach (if you were coming from the top of the mountain).
Which makes Story #2 FICTION. I did lose myself on several hikes growing up, but this particular getting-lost story was unfortunately made up.
In the summer of 2011, I visited my family in Hong Kong and we spent the night on Sunset Peak in one of the cabins, for old time's sake. Here are a few pics of that trip, just to give you a visual of what Hong Kong hiking is like. We didn't attempt to visit Perfect Pool this time around ... would have been pretty treacherous with a baby strapped to my front, especially going across that cliff face!
|My beautiful sister, Michelle|
|My mom (in the background), my then-9yo, Baby & moi|
|Enjoying a top-of-the-mountain meal ... we were trapped in clouds for our whole stay!|