I’m still working on writing up the Hell’s Canyon trip. It was a quick one, but rather chock full of adventure. I was hoping to post some this morning, but I just haven’t put the time into writing it. There are a lot of things to do here at my new house, but that’s not the only reason that I haven’t gotten to writing this.

I think it’s less to do with my doing other things and more to do with the way my life is still in transition. I haven’t finished clearing out of the Boise apartment yet. I still have some loose ends out there to take care of. Three more nights to spend out there. A bunch more cleaning to do. My last CrossFit classes to attend at Arbor. My energies are still being focused there, and I’m really looking forward to letting that all go.

I want to focus on life here in Cambridge. I want to spend a full weekend here. That’s part of why I proposed an unusual Memorial Day itinerary for Ambrose and I: stay home.

I’m not saying I don’t want to camp, I absolutely intent to camp. At home! Because I have plenty of land where I can pitch my tent, and it’s land that I’m still getting to know. We can drive around Saturday, maybe Sunday, to look at nearby campsites and see which ones are crowded and which might be candidates for us for next year. We can drive out and find a day hike. But at the end of the day, we can spend the night at home, in our tent. I’d rather get that quiet time at home than try a new campsite and discover that it’s party central.

I haven’t met many neighbors out here yet. Ambrose has. I’ve only had waving interactions. Oh and one set of neighbors got us a housewarming lilac, so they are now my favorites, sight unseen.

The weather out here is delightfully unpredictable. A four percent chance of rain turns our to mean that the edge of a storm catches us, whipping the wind for over an hour, and spattering our windows with rain. But then the sun is out again, and all is calm before sunset. I love that I can experience the weather here – at my Boise apartment, I only had a window on the north wall, and I know I missed some cool weather because of that.

There’s so much to do, so much to learn. I’m looking forward to it all.

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