The only cell service available would have meant to climb to the top of the canyon hilltop, about 600 yards almost straight up from where we were camping. Sure, it would have been possible, but without a really, really good reason to hike up there, I wasn't going to risk broken ankles, oxygen deprivation and rattlesnake battles just to try and post a blog. Plus, even if I did it once for one day of the blog, I surely wasn't going to be doing it everyday. So alas, I'm making up for it now.
Just because I was out of touch with civilization completely didn't mean I didn't play games. I did, after all, have nothing but time on my hands to do something. While Pokémon got a lot of play time (until the battery ran out), I also had my phone to game on, which if you have it in airplane mode since there is zero cell service to constantly search for, the battery lasts a lot longer than you would imagine.
Even if you are playing a bunch of Angry Birds on it.
I figured since I was becoming one with Mother Nature, I might as relate my blogs someone to my wilderness excursion, right? Well, the best I could do (or wanted to do, for that matter), was an Angry Birds marathon, starting with the game that started it all. When I first downloaded this game waaaaaay back in the day, I had heard about it from somewhere, it being the next big thing. Well, I was skeptical at the time, as I had only had my iPhone for a short while and was very weary about spending money on the app store. But with the kind of praise it was getting, I figured a dollar was worth it.
Well, I have never gotten addicted to a game so quickly, so unexpectedly as I did with Angry Birds. I fell head over heals for this game, instantly. I don't know if it was the quirky charm, the competitiveness of trying to get three stars, or just the mind-numbing fun, but whatever it was, it was fantastic. And even going back and playing it again, even the very first levels, gave me that same smile, frustration and push to get a better score than the last.
And just think: at the time this game was at the top of the mountain, who knew there would be more? A lot, lot more to come.