Heather Thomson

Heather shares her thoughts on Aviva's asthma excuse and the ladies' Montana adventures.

on Jun 17

To take the Rocky Mountain road or not? That is the question...

Now everyone is getting ready for the Wild, Wild West! Carole and I are googling, Sonja is packing her cheap undies for the trip…poor Montana. She should have brought her Yummie panties--currently $10! -- and she’d be set for horses and hay. . or a roll therein! And Ramona is "soaking" in Aviva’s story.

I guess when someone says they’ve "been healthy their whole life" it depends on one's perspective. When I first met Aviva, she was lovely but riddled with phobias that included a fear of elevators, a fear of heights, fear of flying, and a fear of boats -- to name those I can recall.

All of which came to a head when trying to plan a getaway to celebrate Carole completing her first novel, The Widows Guide to Sex and Dating. Now, out of nowhere, when trying to plan a trip to Montana, she says she is suffering from moderate to severe asthma? Well which is it? I believe it's either mild to moderate or severe? But either way, she cannot travel with us once again and has a doctor's note to prove it. Who gets a doctor's note at this age? Unless you need it for your employer? 

Bottom line is, Aviva doesn't play down a thing, but she certainly plays up everything. . .A wheelchair? You've got to be kidding me.

But enough of that -- Huckleberry Hound me up! We are in Missoula, Montana! At first glance, it's beautiful BUT, if all we've got here for the next few days are these gorgeous mountains and this gaggle of girls. . .we are gonna have to get juiced! I was so excited to come, but it is a little more isolated than I had imagined. But right away, we get in the saddle and I feel like we've definitely come to the right place. At least I know I'm in the right place.

I was happy Ramona didn't cause too much of a stir with the horses and we got underway. I just wanted to be sure Sonja felt OK, because the last time she was on a horse she got thrown off, which really sucks. But I'm confident riding the range out west will be a different experience for her than riding English in a corral back East.