Because It’s There

My husband, sons and son-in-law have plans to climb a 14,000 foot mountain. They assure me that they won’t do anything STUPID, like rough house on the side of a slippery mountain, or forget their helmets, or leave their cell phones in the car.

To be fair, they have attended classes, read books, and bought WAY too much stuff for a simple, back-to-nature climb (different than a hike, they insist. Who knew?).

Still, they’re guys.

They just don’t understand why I’m worried.

Stay tuned for updates on this adventure. Hopefully, good updates. Not the “I’m posting from the ICU unit in the hospital” kind of updates.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    I’m with you. My husband and son just got back from their annual Boy Scout trek, this time a 2 week trip to Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore. They backpacked a total of about 40 miles or a little more. Saw a grizzly about a hundred yards away. (Mere seconds when you consider grizzlies can run 30 mph!)

    Of course, my boy would have been safe because there were plenty of other misbehaving guys on the trek that my man would have willingly fed to the bear! LOL

  2. Suzanne says:

    Hi Mocha Linda!
    This was taken at Yosemite. My husband and eldest son (he’s the one in the pix) climbed Half-Dome last year.
    Love your comments, btw! I’m still smiling over the vision of your husband “sacrificing” a few rascal-y boys to the grizzly! ~Suzanne

  3. Todd Frimoth says:

    Isn’t that the little 8th grade kid who was my point guard in Hong Kong?? What an adventure. Reminds me of doing Outward Bound for the “Island” group. Gary–do you remember which group you were on in 8th grade?

  4. where’s my post? not writing the whole post out again lol you missed a typo mods