Looking back to when Mo and I first started dating and then I took her to Washington for a 24 hour race. Wow, she really didn’t know what she was getting into.
We call her Charlotte. And I’m having coffee with her today out on the porch. We are waiting for the sun to come up. Inside mr. bear is finding other ways to entertain himself.
Just another day in the office and Gardiner Montana just outside Yellowstone National Park. I wonder where Mo is at right now? Is she in the Hayden Valley doing plots? Or she somewhere near the lake pulling weeds?
What am I going to do today? Well, work obviously. But after work.
Should I ride here in Gardner? Or should I go up to Paradise Valley and find a ride? Gosh! I sure have a lot of questions.
Maybe a cup of coffee could clear things up. This one doesn’t seem to do the trick. But as we all know two cups of coffee doesn’t make you any more brilliant than one cup of coffee. One cup doesn’t do it then we habituate you and it will make no difference so. That’s a bummer.
Should I quit coffee for a week? Should I just grab another cup of coffee?
Gosh, questions again. Who has answers for all these questions?
Wait, what day is it?
The South Rim Hike took us six and a half hours. Almost 14 miles is a big day at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. I post this gallery in memory of last weekend when we experienced a loss, a young child who wondered off the trail in the worst place and slid to her death. I can not imagine the loss to her family and community. And for me has affected my activities all week. I find myself staying up to watch videos of Robin Williams, another traveler who is now gone. So I post this reminder that the most rewarding experiences are the ones where you take chances. To step out of the “office” and experience the raw power of mother earth. A week of loss is a week to remember, to not forget, that life IS short.