Just a Bit off Kilter …

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At Dawn's First Light - Alton, Utah

At Dawn’s First Light – Alton, Utah

It’s a cuppa fresh mint tea brewing and the sun heating the sidewalk promises heat high enough to melt crayons in the car day. It’s a wake earlier and take a walk morning. It’s a Mr. Rogers, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood”, kinda day.  One of those days that have small plans, not unimportant ones, but those plans that fill a day with contentment.  Much like yesterday when my mother and I picked blackberries from the bush in my back yard, a day with enough hours before the heat I weeded and cleared garden beds and trimmed back the wildness of Virginia creeper ivy taking over the west arbor. Today, visitors will get a glass of Italian basil-lemonade over ice and we’ll chat without me looking at my phone for a text or a call from expanded dispatch.

Yes, it is the first summer in 20 years that I am not living in anticipation of blasting off to the wilderness, or hooching up in a tent while fires threaten small and large towns USA. It’s the first summer I haven’t read the National Situation Report while eating breakfast or wondering where we’ll be headed next roll out. Seems a just bit off kilter … but oddly I’m liking the new kilter … a lot!

Mount Rainer in the sunshine

Mount Rainer in the sunshine

So if you’re zipping through Boise, heading home or on a layover between assignments …  drop by, we’ll sip some lemonade and chat … in the meantime I’ll be hangin’ with my mom, my sweetie, the kids & gkids, the sisters & & & the neighbors, or strangers on a trail … who knew summer had so much variety?  (and I’ve only slept in a tent once)

So that’s how I put 10,000+ miles on my new car in 4 months!!! I Love My Life!!!

Dakota ... long boarder surpreme! Grad 2016!!

Dakota … long boarder surpreme! Grad 2016!!

Alexus ... the Fireball! Grad PG High 2016

Alexus … the Fireball! PG High Grad 2016

Jim, Paula, Karen, Bob, Me, Greg Wire Pass Gulch

Jim, Paula, Karen, Bob, Me, Greg Wire Pass Gulch

View on our morning walk

View on our morning walk

The NW Family in the Meadow

The NW Family in the Meadow

Ah .. Italian Lemonade ...

Ah .. Italian Lemonade …

Nothing this high in PA Horse Mountain Lookout Viewpoint over Snake River in Hells Canyon

Nothing this high in PA
Horse Mountain Lookout Viewpoint over Snake River in Hells Canyon

That's right! That's the gaggle :) Council Idaho 4th of July

That’s right! That’s the gaggle 🙂 Council Idaho 4th of July

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love these girls!

Moon rise over Bryce Canyon

Moon rise over Bryce Canyon

 

 

 

 

 

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