My friends the rainpants

By travelleranto on 2013.09.11 In Uncategorized

Last spring my beloved Bergans of Norway rainpants died, after having served me well for about 8 years. We became best friends and we traveled everywhere together, from the fiords of New Zealand to the glaciers of Alaska … we were best buddies.

After her passing to the world of dead rainpants, it was time to find a new best friend. I found her in the best outdoor store in the world, REI in Denver, before heading out on my one month US roadtrip. I picked a Marmot one this time, no specific reason for that, it just looked OK on me and not extra large like most other ones. She came out of my pack just once, when it started to rain while camping in Yellowstone NP. I didn’t bother taking off the pricetag however, for unknown reasons… maybe we weren’t ready for that next step in our relationship just yet.

We didn’t really have the chance to work on our friendship ever since, simply because I didn’t need her. Not in 3 whole months, meaning we’ve had a wonderful summer. Fall has started however and someone opened the gates up in the sky and it has been raining nonstop since yesterday. Time to invest in my new friendship. Time to take off the tag and getting to know each other. I’m looking forward to getting to know you better, my dear new rainpants. I hope I won’t need you a lot though. I love my independance.

Sincerely yours, travelleranto


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nice to meet you

My name is Antonette (Anto) and I’m a 30-something outdoor fan living in The Netherlands. Traveling is my passion (hence the username travelleranto) and I like to spend my journeys the active way, mostly by hiking and camping.

If I’m not on the way, I work as a product manager for a Dutch tour operator specialized in natural destinations, such as Alaska, Argentina and Iceland. When not in the outdoors or behind an office desk, I enjoy writing (for my own site but also some Dutch websites), photography and reading.

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