Tuesday, June 21, 2011

For Narnia?

I guess I found Narnia. I mean, kind of. I know what you’re thinking- “Isn’t this what she has been anticipating the entire trip? Why isn’t she more excited?” Well, let me tell you why my excitement is hindered, and not full of joyous exclamation marks and sentences containing all capitalized letters. During our travels today, we came across a vast area called Castle Hill, where hills are covered in boulders and beautiful rocks. At first, I was only informed that these boulders were in Lord Of the Rings during the scene where Legolas and Aragorn are running around, which is broad but any Lord Of the Rings devotee like myself knows exactly what I’m talking about. Naturally, I  went into stealth mode to search for my love- Orlando Bloom- behind shadows and rocks, but despite my slyness I sadly didn’t succeed. But when I was at Castle Hill, I knew there was something more to it,  I just wasn’t quite sure. I knew something rang a bell about the scenery, but then again I was wiping my eyes from sleeping and stretching my legs for a majority of our stop there. After wandering around for a while, we all crammed back on to the bus and finished our last leg of the day trip. I climbed back to my seat and thought “that was that; I came, I saw, I conquered.” Little did I know, that upon arriving at our destination, Hamner, our motel supervisor would inform us that Chronicles of Narnia was also filmed at Castle Hill. Like, really? Okay, if I would have known that information when I was there, I would have pitched a tent and never left. But now I’m here, in Hamner, which doesn’t even sound like Narnia in any way whatsoever. It’s okay though, I guess. I got some pictures of myself looking for Legolas (Orlando Bloom), but I can pretend that I’m actually not an idiot and knew the whole time that the final battle scene of “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” was filmed at Castle Rock, and in those pictures I can claim that I was, indeed, searching for Aslan. 

"I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia."
      - The Silver Chair

*pictures to follow


  1. I love following your blog. Thanks for sharing your thoughts & your travels. Love from Houston!

  2. thanks lori! can't wait to be home and share stories in person! i miss everyone so much!