Ten days back in time

Moleskine entry: August 5th, 2009

Today’s date is August 5th but I need to go back a bit and write up some things that have happened since July 24th. Friday July 24th to be precise. I woke up at the Upper Hideout, some 8500ft up in the Big Horn Mountains in Shell, Wyoming. I’d been without internet and mobile signal for the best part of four days and I was very much looking forward to getting back to civilisation.

I love my girlfriend very much and, aside from Sam making sure that she was cc’d into an email that he’d radio’d back to base, she hadn’t heard from me and of course, as anyone might be, I thought there might be a certain amount of worry. I had work to do; photos to upload, videos to edit, posts to submit but the emphasis, the excitement was all about speaking to my love.

So, at 10am that morning we saddled up for the last time and headed down the mountain. Taking in valleys, hills, canyons and viewpoints like such we had yet to see.

But the ride down is not why we’re here. It was the arrival back down below that is of interest. I dropped my steed at the barn and raced back to my room to jump online and get to work. I’m not entirely sure what order things happened but, upon opening my MacBook it became very clear that something had definitely happened.

But my plane is coming into land, damn. I’ll have to return to this another time.
Short entry I know, but I need to get a move on.

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3 thoughts on “Ten days back in time”

  1. James,

    Given 20/20 hindsight, me thinks that it is might a blessing in disguise that you were completely out of the loop when ‘something was definitely happening’, as you had already given your notice and to be embroiled in the something would have been non-productive. Instead, you were 5 days in lovely country seeing Mooses* and other up-country wildlife. Much better.

    ;o)

    *Wonders what the plural of moose is, since meeces is already colloquially taken by mice.

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    whatleydude Reply:

    Thanks Jen. Appreciate it, much.

    🙂

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