We left Jackson and drove west through yet another section of Idaho to meet up with the other half of our group in Ashton, Idaho on our way to West Yellowstone, Montana. After navigating a steep and slightly scary (at least for us flatlanders) mountain pass, we found ourselves on the other side of the Grand Tetons, which made quite a stunning backdrop to acres of farmland. The three main […]
The Tetons were the most unique mountains we’ve seen. They rise almost vertically from a fault line that runs at the base on the mountains, which means that there aren’t really any foothills.
On the other side of the fault line is Jackson Hole, a valley of sorts ringed by the Tetons on one side and the Gros Ventre Range on the other. It’s hard to describe how different the mountains look rising fully formed without the hesitant fits and starts of foothills. It’s almost as if you can drive right up to the foot of the mountain, which we came pretty close to doing.
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Winner, winner, chicken dinner, y’all! Camp NaNo, which just wrapped up at the end of April is a much more laid back version of the main NaNoWriMo event in November, but I still found it to be helpful. I started Camp with about 60,000 words in my draft and a goal of adding another 20k within a month. I’m now at about 81,500 total words, with a long way still […]
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I spent almost the entire day today working in my pajamas. My son came home from school and found me tapping away at the keyboard in my PJs and looked at me funny, so I had to explain. You see, for the past week or so, I’ve had video meetings with co-workers every.single.day. Which means that I had to be presentable every.single.day. Today was the first day I didn’t have […]
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This is the post in which I pay loving tribute to my Toyota Sienna minivan, a vehicle that was the bridge between my single, career girl post-collegiate days and my present state as a working wife and mother of two. The van saw me through it all over almost 15 years and 192,000 miles of faithful service. It still ran great, but it had a few minor problems. Sure, the […]