Great sweater! Love the story!
My man's requirement (a la his mountaineer brother's advice) is:
"You never know what a woman is like til you take her on a good hike."
So John took me on a hike up Mount Si, reportedly the steepest incline in Washington State, for short day hikes.
Wanna know what my advice is?
"Never marry a man til you let him
take you on a good hike."
My man carried me on his back the last half mile to the summit, at his suggestion. He says, "Aw, why don't ya just hop on my back? I'm not tired yet and you are." (I wasn't a hiker. I was a city girl.)
Thirty eight years later, I'm still married to him! He's a keeper!