He said if we run here we will end up at Totem Park. That was all he said, then they took off. He was always way ahead of her so she was surprised when she would see him at the turn, or across the street, or up the path. When she arrived at the park he was no where to be seen so she ran on into the park, hoping to see him. She did not so she went out onto the rocks near the water. A good 20 minutes later she ran back around the trail towards the park entrance, disappointed that he must have run on without her. Then two people and a dog saw her and yelled, “there is a large man waiting for you in the visitor center.” Oh my gosh, she had no idea, so she ran back towards building and saw him he was running out to meet her on the trail. He had never said exactly what he intended so she didn’t know to actually meet him inside and look for him. This shyness becomes a pattern that she still struggles with.
He had the trail guide in his hand and clearly intended to walk the entire park so they started down the trail, on the self guided tour. How adorable, she thought. They walked through the forest and when they found a totem pole they stopped and he read the panel to her. At each pole they stopped, he read the panel, and they discussed the symbols. One totem pole had a female with what appeared to be animal heads for breasts. This made for a great discussion and much laughter about how you shouldn’t touch them, they might bite. They missed one totem pole and had to go find it. How sweet, she thought, more magic.
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