Highlights from a recent getaway, in no particular order:
- Startling some young deer and two sandhill cranes as we pedaled along a gravelly trail.
- Being followed in the forest by a wild mink.
- Staying upright in the river on my first fly-fishing wade.
- The sound of a meteor exploding somewhere in the upper atmosphere.
- Hiking mountain trails with Mrs. Smith and our 5-year-old granddaughter.
Carry on, my friends.