Monday, July 12, 2010

Home Again

It was nice to get back home after crossing the hot Mojave desert yesterday, but I really missed the smell of the pine trees and warm mountain dirt this morning as I sipped my hot tea. Looking out to the sea of houses in our neighborhood and listening to the rumble of cars and trucks as people made their way to work left me with a feeling of sadness. I enjoyed gazing at the tall, old pines and the snow-topped mountains sitting around the edge of the lake. The temperature was a satisfying 68-80 degrees during the day and a light breeze in the afternoons. Being able to see nature at it's best wasn't too shabby either (a coyote wandering the meadow stream, chipmunks and squirrels all about, an occasional bunny, and of course the two bear sightings-one crossing the street between our cabin and the cabin next door, and then one wandering through a neighborhood and sitting down to wait as we watched him from 12' away)!! I've made up my mind to do what I've wanted to do for years--move to the mountains. Not to Lake Tahoe (too far from friends and family), but to a neighboring group of mountain communities only 30-45 minutes away from where we are now! I'm going to make some day trips up there over the next month and find out more about the area. I'll keep you all informed. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy some of the pictures from the trip!

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