FALLS PARK ON THE REEDY | Greenville, South Carolina.
Trail stranger [excitedly]: “Oh my God! You guys look like you’re straight of Lord of the Rings!”
Me [suddenly grateful I braided my hair that morning]: “Thank you! What a lovely thing to say!”
[trail stranger couple moves past us and I begin to carry myself with the dignity of an Elven Pocahontas]
Me: [open-mouth humming Ed Sheeran’s ‘I See Fire’]
Neal [after 5 minutes of silent hiking]: “Do you think she thought I was a dwarf or a hobbit?”