Summer 2017 has been full.
I went to Germany and Poland with my family in May.
In June, I moved back to the ranch and helped in the hay fields. The beginning of July brought a gathering of family and friends to Valentine.
Then I transitioned into a long weekend in Colorado with more family and more friends. And mountains!
I got my wisdom teeth out (that was not a highlight of the summer).
My parents and I visited my brother and sister in Missouri. I used to hate going down to Missouri, but it’s growing on me.
Chicago was up next, with an appointment at the consulate and a boat tour along the river and out onto Lake Michigan.
Nebraska was in the path of the eclipse’s totality, so we loaded up a vehicle and drove two hours south and sat and waited and witnessed one of the most beautiful and wonder-full occurrences I’ve seen in my life. Pictures don’t do it justice, even the professionals’. I think maybe the closest I can get to reliving the enormity and magnificence of totality without seeing it again in person is listening to audio recordings of my fellow humans losing their composure over the event. There are some of those captured moments at the beginning and end of this podcast. The whole episode is delightful, and I highly recommend listening to it all.
And now—in one week!—I’m moving to France. If you’d like to get a closer look at this looming adventure of mine, I’m starting a Tinyletter. You can sign up to receive it here. I plan to keep blogging, but the letter will be a more informal and (hopefully) more frequent update on what’s going on over there in France.
Goodbye for now! Enjoy the rest of your summer.