I Am NOT Short

As I mentioned when I wrote about my 360 review, I am not exactly skilled in the art of “avoiding saying things that won’t help.” I couldn’t give this example because I knew that my daughter was working on a blog post of her own to tell that story. She tells it better than I would. I hope you enjoy her post as much as I do,

Sound of Swarming

Mount Baker Not Short on Mount Baker, Washington, 1998

In 1998, I traveled with my father to the beautiful state of Washington. We rented a car and put about 1,600 miles on it, visiting Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Mount Baker National Forest, Whidbey Island, Grand Coulee Dam and a quirky little Western town called Winthrop, which had good candy and ice cream and VHS rentals of great classic movies like “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.” But I digress.

Amid these majestic settings, my Dad imparted to me many an important life lesson and one very hilariously unsuccessful compliment, the story of which he has finally authorized me to share. Allow me to introduce our characters:

DAD
A former resident of Seattle, motivated to show his 14-year-old daughter the natural wonders of his former home. He presents as highly obsessively organized and armed with 25lbs of maps, itineraries and emergency supplies as this was his first…

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About Dan Antion

Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek - oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.
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11 Responses to I Am NOT Short

  1. Cheryl says:

    Great story Dan. You Goober butt. Lol. Sounds like something my husband would do. What a great legacy. Thanks for sharing it.😀 Your daughter seems really terrific.

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks. She is a great kid. I felt really bad at the time, but now it’s just a funny story that we tell. Although we tell it whenever I make a similar remark :(

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  2. Aunt Beulah says:

    I did enjoy your talented daughter’s post. It made me laugh aloud. Family ties and traditions are built on such memories. Thanks for a good red this morning.

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  3. Good story and well told. Love this daughter/ father interaction. That must have been a great trip too.

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  4. Peter Nena says:

    Dan, you and your daughter are such wonderful friends. There is trust and confidence even in the way she writes about you. Have a blessed weekend!

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  5. Gallivanta says:

    What a great story.

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