I’ve lost count of the days and weeks in these first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re used to frequent travel – work, family, pleasure, adventure. Last month I did a look-back at the “photos of May” and where we’ve been. I did that again today, amazed that June 2020 just passed. Time has taken on new meaning.
When the kids were growing up we often went on vacation in June, right after school let out. Here in Florida school lets our earlier than other states – so – we were able to take advantage of getting away before many other school districts let out and had places pretty much to ourselves. A couple of personal favorites of mine were trips to New Mexico and Belize.
New Mexico, Gila Wilderness. This was our first vacation as a blended family and we chose a horseback trek to the Gila Wilderness in SW NM. Horses, camping, night skies, beavers at dusk, family.
Belize. The next year we went to southern, coastal Belize. Ron knew local outfitters from his NGO work and they shared the amazing places where they live and work. We snorkeled 30 miles offshore, equidistant from Belize, Honduras, and Mexico. The mental images I retain from that trip still calm my soul.
Although, the vacation pics I keep of my kids at my desk are from their first trip to northern California.
There were other family trips to Chicago and Colorado.
As a consulting ecologist there were many field expeditions during June in support of our projects.
Or just for fun.
On to July.