June 23, 2017

(left to right) My sister, father, and me on his back at Robert E Lee Park

Originally, I was going to post about my experience during my 6 week-recovery period, insights, and reflections, now that I am concluding my second day of work since my return (still might do that later). Instead, I changed my mind about what to post when I returned home to see that there was a trailer in my parent’s driveway. This is more interesting. It is their trailer, and they are getting it prepared for a trip. For most people, this is quite the unusual vehicle to spot in a driveway, especially for a townhou...

October 12, 2016

For the last few months my camping group has been trying to plan a trip before the season is over. After a few emails back and forth, we decided on this past weekend, October 7- 9. As the date got closer, I was hesitant and excited about going camping. I haven't been able to shake this feeling of exhaustion. Swirling thoughts and grief have made for sleepless nights this past month. Quite frankly the idea of packing and sleeping in the elements was the last thing I wanted to do. I have only wanted to sleep, now that my body is finally ready. Before I left work on Friday, I expressed thi...

April 14, 2016

Party lights, Codorus State Park, Pennsylvania, Summer 2015 

First things first, today’s post is 90% informative and 10% interpretation.  There are too many notable project related events that have happened or will happen that I felt it was my duty to share it instead of blabbing off on how I feel about life. Unfortunately, NO, I have not won the lottery even though my friend, (another) Carla and I have an ongoing lottery pool. You can scratch that off the list of notable events. This is park talk to the max. It is now April and as we inch closer on the calendar to the Centennial Celebr...

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