Took me long enough to send 'em, huh? Getting back from a vacation, even a mini two-day vacation, always requires more re-entry time than I plan on. The loads of laundry, the grocery shopping, the repeated shampooings (it seems to take weeks to get campfire smell out of one's hair)... But we're back. And Crater Lake was glorious.
We dipped our toes in the bluest water ever. The shores of Sicily and Greece got nothin' on the hues in this park.
We hiked up mountains that offered unbelievable vantage points. We took snapshots without end.
I laid in the grass and let the world pass by for hours. I wore shorts. In public. For the first time in over a decade. I fell in love with the National Park Service all overagain.