News, but not the serious kind
There’s a HoJo’s at 20,000 feet…
Blog Guy, I see you’re finally back from vacation. So now can you tell us where you really went?
Yes. My pal Apa Sherpa and I went up Mount Everest. It was his 21st time, so it was a big deal.
Yeah. These days, it isn’t as hard as you might imagine. I drove him, while he waved at crowds on the way up. Here we are at 10,000 feet, I believe.
Wait a minute. You can DRIVE up Everest now?
Not all the way, but just to the parking lot where the express elevators start.
But that’s supposed to be quite a feat, reaching the top of Everest. Isn’t it difficult to breathe up there?
Nah, the air conditioning pretty much takes care of that. It is quite an amazing view from the observation windows, though.
Air conditioning? So you were on top of the world and you didn’t even open a window?
Of course we did. How do you think we threw out our beer cans and cheeseburger wrappers?
Top: Apa Sherpa, who broke his own record and climbed Mount Everest for the 20th time, waves to the media after arriving from the Everest region, in Kathmandu, May 25, 2010. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar
Right: Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, with an altitude of 29,028 feet, is seen from a passenger aircraft flying over Nepal, November 9, 2008. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan