Sunday, July 4, 2010

Flip FLOPS

We know that flip flops are where it's at in footwear fashion, but there is a time and a place for everything, and the mountains are not the place for flip flops.  Recently, one of our (adult) guests had been to town and was still wearing her "dressy flip flops" while at one of the RV sites.  Her 18 month old granddaughter decided to run away from her and grandma had to chase her.  On a downhill slope of one of the blacktopped driveways, she ran out of her flip flop and fell, sliding on the sloping blacktop.  She had to go to the emergency room, have asphalt cleaned from her wounds and get stitches in her cheek and knee. OUCH!  She said that she knew better that to be wearing the flip flops in the mountains, and had meant to change into her tennis shoes, but just didn't get around to it.
Flip flops are great for the beach or town, but for being in the mountains, athletic shoes, sandals with a heel strap or shoes made for hiking and climbing (like Vibram Five Fingers, pictured here) are where it's at!