To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I think I'll build a snowman...

in the forest, in the middle of nowhere. Perhaps I'll make tea using needles from a Douglas Fir. Maybe I'll even get to track a Red-tailed Fox. You know, as some of my 'do something new' projects. Wait, I didn't tell you about that because I went absolutely AWOL. Ah, heck, I just needed a break I guess.

Anyway, I have a winter backpacking trip on the agenda and right now my living room floor is covered in gear. I need to make absolutely sure that I have proper gear for this trip since being out in the woods in snowfall is not the time to discover I left a crucial piece at home. I'm excited! This will be my first time winter backpacking. I know, I know, it's really just a long walk in the woods, but I'll be sleeping in a the snow! How cool is that?

Yes, I'm bringing my camera so I'll be able to post pictures. Giddy!


  1. Nice to see you back. Enjoy your backpacking trip and I hope the weather stays to your liking.

  2. Oh that sounds like fun. Hubba has been telling me that he wants to sleep in a snow cave.

    Have fun.