Fall Leaves are here.

With all the rain here lately, I have had the urge to start writing again.  Throughout the entire summer, reading has been my literary activity, from mystery fiction novels, to non-fiction outdoor adventure autobiographies.  It’s been enlightening and enjoyable, but I feel it is time to create my own material for awhile.  I have no theme for this entry as of now, but I just want to get some words on the page.  We’ll see where this goes.

The last time I wrote, my wife and I were training for a marathon, starting guitar lessons, getting ready for the spring season.  Well, many things have changed since then.  For one, the marathon, and more specifically running, has been put on hold indefinitely because I rolled my ankle a few times during training.  The doctor told me to keep it wrapped up and not to run on it for 6 weeks while the tendons healed themselves.  Well, it’s been like 4 months since I saw him and I am still wrapping it and it still gets sore.  I need to go more physical therapy, but for now, it’s only the bike for me.

Guitar lessons started off great and I was learning a lot from a great teacher at a local music store.  I took a few weeks off here and there during the summer for vacations and travel, and then my life seemed to get so busy that the practicing became more of a chore than a hobby.  I still plan to keep practicing and learning, but for now, I have stopped the lessons.  Hopefully I will continue to grow as a player and will get back into lessons soon.

One thing that I did get done these past few months has been traveling and camping.  My family took a trip to NYC earlier this year, and this summer, we drove up to DC to see the sights.  Great memories on both trips.

My wife and I bought a pop-up camping this summer, so that has been our focus most of the summer, and will continue this fall as the weather gets cooler.  I plan to be better with my entries as we get more into the camping life.  To add to the excitement of outdoor life, we upgraded our kayaks to new ones with dry storage, which will make our kayak camping trips easier and well, dryer.  The hammocks dry quickly in the wind, but the sleeping bags stay wet for days, which is not fun when you are in the middle of nowhere.  We have only taken the kayaks out once since we got them, but looking forward to camping on the lake where we can take them out on the lakes like we used to with the old ones.

I know I am not being very detailed about any of these topics, but I just wanted to let all of you know that I am back and plan to post more often.  I will not make any promises about how often or what topics will be posted, but I will do my best and I hope you all enjoy the words that make it to the page.

Talk to you all again soon.

Simon

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