Too brief My time in Shenandoah was too brief. One of the things that I have learned from this trip is the balance between being outside and being with friends and family. While the pendulum definitely swung in favor of family and friends on this portion of the trip, it was definitely worth it! Another group hike One of my mentors from college lives in Charlottesville and I have been lucky to stay connected with him and his family. While he was at work I went for a hike with his wife and two of their sons. It was a super fun hike, because I remember when their youngest, Alex, was two years old. At ten, he is incredibly different. Their middle son, Zach, is also an incredibly talented runner who I once paced for a 10k several years back. Group hike to Hawksbill One of my favorites hikes in the park is up to Hawksbill Peak.
Essentially, a platonic Foe Romance Subtext. Over the years, a Hero and their nemesis will share trials, failures, and successes at each other’s hands, each becoming enormously important in the other’s life and more intimate not that kinda intimate! Well , usually than many best friends. Over the course of a series’ many Story Arcs , the two will develop a grudging respect for them as a Worthy Opponent. It can sometimes grow to the point that the villain will refrain from killing the hero in a “cheap” or dishonorable way, and even start to concoct bizarre excuses to avoid doing so entirely, spare his life , or even saving them. In these cases, the hero and villain are very likely to become strange bedfellows to beat a new villain who doesn’t play by the rules, which may lead to Fire Forged Friendship. If another villain kills the hero, this one may make sure that the hero doesn’t die alone , and the hero will do the same for them.