PRELUDE TO A PLAN
Sitting on the couch watching the buds on the tree outside open into foliage in the middle of a quirky march weekend that could easily be mid-July.
Spent some time this weekend checking our path across NA and planning some activities to do with our parents. Float the river near Jackson, WY... check. Shoot-out at sundown in Cody... check. Storybook Island and dinosaur park in Rapid City... huh?
Had a fun and funny experience today walking back from shooting hoops with Bek and Luke. Walking towards a house where a big ol' brown dog is watching and waiting and slobbering while sitting on the stairs. Get next to him and wham! up comes his paw for high-fives all round. Now that I didn't see coming. Sure beat the little green men running all over the city yesterday yessiree [St. Pat's day]. New experiences abound in this city.
Got a compass and maps course to do this week at REI and decided that we'd better re-check our kit for the overnights we want to do this summer.  Still short a few items... what's of more value... bear spray or wicking underwear?
 
 
A catch up post on our week long vacation in Mexico with the family.
Long story short it was a wonderful trip, lots of fun in the sand and surf... and under it with some cool scuba. Had a pretty cool first - saw a baby humpback whale fully breach... twice. Swear the little fella waved his tail at us.
Had a not so cool first - held up at gun point by bandana wearing banditos on a jungle trail. Can't help but wonder if these same two enterprising gentlemen were responsible for displacing the belongings of some 40-odd cruise-boat tourists on shore leave a week after our incident.
To top it off we were befuddled in our attempts to report the crime to the appropriate agency. Closed not once but three times despite our best efforts to call ahead and make an appointment.
Want to give a big shout out to AMEX Purchase Protection Plan - a better reason to read the fine print I know not... no annual charges on the card, never paid a late fee, yet they no-fuss reimbursed us for the camera that was stolen. AMEX-User for life right here.