Month: October 2016

One Stellar, Sunny Day in North Idaho.

Today Dad and I went kayaking in the Clarkfork Delta up in Hope, Idaho. That place is beautiful! It looked something like this:1blogAccording to the weatherman, today was the last sunny day that we’re gonna see for a while and I could not be happier about it. It means I’ll actually start working on my book again.

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We were the only ones in the delta. We heard some duck hunters blast their guns, but other than that it was just me and Dad. I didn’t see any ducks fall, in case you were wondering.

Mom knew Dad wouldn’t like the lentil soup I made earlier this morning, so she packed us a lunch. She made us PB&J sandwiches, cheese and crackers, and sliced apples. I made us tea, but Dad packed beer instead.4good

North Idaho’s beauty continues to amaze me. Coming home is something so new this time around. I feel like a whole new being, ready to explore and enjoy my new adventure in post-grad life. It certainly feels good to reconnect to my roots before I jet off anywhere new.

I’d never explored the delta before. It felt like I was in a jungle. It was swampy and delicious and brilliantly sunny with not a cloud in the sky. Ducks were singing their quack and flying over us all day. We spotted an osprey flying across the water and soaring up high into a Cedar Tree. Osprey stayed there until I was too stinkin’ loud and close for comfort.5cedar.jpgWe ate Mom’s sandwiches on the rocks overlooking the bay and we talked about the good things. Dad drank a Guinness (an interesting choice for an adventure beer) and I sipped my cinnamon and orange tea, which was still burning hot courtesy of my trusty Stanley thermos.

Now I am home. I ate homemade macaroni and cheese for dinner and boy, am I ready for my bed.

Goodnight everyone!

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