Once again, I have a lot of catching up to do. I will try to sum up my summer as briefly as possible:
The best part of this trip was all the alone time. After 2 weeks of maintaining constant supervision of high risk teenage girls, I needed some time to be by myself. I was never really by myself in Glacier, I was surrounded by other hikers and tourists, but I didn't need to talk or interact with anyone else. It was just me and my thoughts.
When my internship ended I picked up Matt in Pasco, WA and we drove to Mt. Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park.
I went to Portland for a couple nights and then made the long drive back to Fort Worth, stopping in Boise, Salt Lake and Albuquerque along the way.
Now I am back in College Station, this time with a dog. There's only been one casualty so far.
Taking care of a dog is a bit like taking care of a reasonably capable hairy baby. He drools as much as a baby, pees just as often, and whines about everything too. He wakes up promptly at 6:30 every morning, which is perfect because now I am forced to wake up early. I like having him around :)