Hiking Boots Dance Party

I recently had a friend visiting from DC. While she was here, we drove down to the Negev and stayed at the Desert Days Eco-Lodge, which was “sustainable with a capital ‘S'” (according to Lonely Planet). It. was. gorgeous.

We had a fire pit and an indoor fireplace for warmth, which we took full advantage of. After enjoying a fire outside, Jenelle suggested we rock a hiking boots dance party inside.

Outdoor firepit at the Negev Eco-Lodge
January 3, 2013

Here are the ground rules for a hiking boots dance party (HBDP):

  • Everyone must be wearing hiking boots. Bonus points if they’re covered in junk from the day’s explorations.
  • Everyone must be drinking. Bonus points if you’re drinking a fresh juice cocktail.
  • Everyone must pick a song. More than once. Bonus points if you pick something from the ’90s.
  • Everyone must dance.
  • Pro Tip: when the song says “hands up” — PUT YOUR HANDS DOWN.

Jenelle was our fresh juice cocktail mixologist. We made orange-carrot-ginger juice at home before the drive down.

January 3, 2013
January 3, 2013

There was no fridge, but the temperature dropped at night and the juice stayed cold if we left it outside.

mud hut in the negev desert with jenelle bartending
January 4, 2013

After nearly freezing alive outside, we huddled in front of the fireplace and had a few more cocktails.

fireplace inside
January 3, 2013

Then we realized that dancing would make us warmer. HBDP: commenced!

January 3, 2013

If you did it right, this is what the morning after looks like:

empty bottles
January 4, 2013

7 thoughts on “Hiking Boots Dance Party”

  1. This is SUCH a cool blog post. It makes me jealous of my 10 day ago self that I got to be there! Can I post it on my FB or would that be weird?


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