21 years of life in a mountain wilderness

It’s cold as heck outside right now….in the single digits and blowing wind hard….but I doubt that it’s rough like these guys have it.

Modern conveniences make things easier.

Easier….until a tree blows across a power line or something similiar happens and we’re plunged…..PLUNGED!!!…..back into the dark ages.

We still have power though…..so….I’m brewing coffee and trying to slam together a blog post before I have to get in the Mail Jeep and drive around for 6 or 7 hours.

It feels good to be back from our trip….but…I wish that we were still seeing more of the West….driving around in the minivan….stopping at unfamiliar places….eating unfamiliar food….traveling together.

I wonder if you didn’t have to come back if you’d stay away longer?

“Home” is a powerful pull….but….it sure is fun to see things that are a little bit different from what you’re used to.

Maybe I just don’t want to get out in the cold wind and put pieces of paper into small metal boxes all day?

Maybe my “getting away” is stronger than my “going to” impulse this morning?

That didn’t take long….to veer back into the “getting away” lane.

It is really cold.

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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