Wow, that was quite a vacation. My experiences in Texas were worlds away from my hiking trip in Oregon.
In Texas I went with my family to the McKinney Ice Cream Cranker festival. In eastern Oregon I played canasta by a mountain lake.
In Texas, I tried not to argue about politics or race with my father. In the Eagle Cap wilderness I drank peppermint schnapps by a campfire.
In Texas, I floated on a raft in the swimming pool for hours at a time. In the wilderness I could barely catch my breath as I hiked the seven miles to the top of the trail.
In Texas, I wore swimming trunks 24 hours a day. In Oregon I wore layers of slightly damp clothing and carried 35 pounds on my back.
There were good and bad moments on both trips. But I am so glad for each experience. I hope to post some pictures soon. Good to be back!
How are you?