the great outdoors

sycamore trail



We went hiking along the Sycamore Trail while Christy was visiting. It was fun-ish. It was a great opportunity to talk and I enjoyed hearing the childhood shenanigans of Luke and and the family brood back in the day about as much as they enjoyed retelling them. Its always a bit entertaining to realize there are certain similarities of experience that seem to play out in every family despite their otherwise extreme differences. Also, we saw not one but two snakes along the way which was great. (You know I love communing with nature.)




the great outdoors

right. cause I need another reason to hate spiders.


Here’s what i know:

1. something bit me.

2. it wasn’t a tick. and it’s not Lyme disease because it lacks the ‘bulls-eye pattern’.

3. it was most likely a spider.

4. it gave me a gnarly bite with a big, solid pinkish red ring around it.

5. it itches. a lot.

6. sometimes, though, it doesn’t itch much. like when I’m distracted by other things.

7. a regular paste of baking soda and water seems to help. evidenced by the big, solid pinkish red ring diminishing greatly over time.

8. neosporin helps too.

9. pictures don’t do it justice.

10. this town has too many creepy, crawly, slithery, slimy creatures. we should probably consider moving.