So, what have I been up to?
reading … several books in progress right now. I’m thinking I might need to dedicate a post sometime in July to many of the books I’ve read so far this summer rather than summarizing them here.
visiting … Waco mid-month to visit Texas’s newest NPS site — Waco Mammoth National Monument — plus popped back over to Magnolia Silos to snag a metal print I saw online recently & to grab lunch. Photos/recap to come soonish for those that missed out on the Snapchat videos/images I posted …
planning … my October trip to New Mexico and west Texas. Reservations have been made for all the places we’re staying (a Route 66 motel + an AirBNB studio loft + a couple hotels via hotels.com (that’ll wrap up the 10 nights I need to earn another free night) + a historic CCC built lodge in the middle of a mountainous state park). Now I just need to survive the next few months at work so I can escape to the Land of Enchantment! Oh, and get in shape to be able to make a multi-hour hike into a canyon …
looking forward to … the upcoming long holiday weekend off work. Absolutely no plans other than to sleep in, take some naps, and maybe drive out to the local lake to see the fireworks show. Maybe. If I can be bothered to slather myself in OFF to ward off the mosquitoes that love me way too much.
bookmarking … Yosemite, Through John Muir’s Words — The Atlantic
How has your June been? Any plans for the month ahead?
PS … Happy Independence Day my fellow Americans!