Confessions of a Cowgirl II

May 22nd, 2013
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I have a good friend who adores horses and rides them almost daily. She cannot grasp my love for hiking in Montana. “Why not just take a horse?” she asks. “It’s faster.”

I do not tell her about the last time I rode a horse (above). It was a cold, beautiful day; my horse was fantastic.

But afterward? I was motion sick. I curled up on the floor, embracing the lack of bumpity bump of a horse’s back.

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A Late Spring Flight

May 20th, 2013
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We’re getting ready to climb in a little Cessna airplane. Would you like to go flying with Martin and me?

Look straight ahead and say hello to flying over the tips some lower mountains and goodbye to mountain snow. We’re going to see if we can get a little lift and pop our plane higher into the sky. Hang on!

Whoosh!

I love doing that! You often see see birds soaring through these thermals in the spring and summer, too. It’s an easy and exhilarating way to get higher without exerting extra.

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Hello May Stories

May 15th, 2013
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Hello to a beautiful May. Are you really half over? Martin and I were among the pilots who skipped work this morning in order to take a little flight. The sky was beautiful and blue. The company was perfect. Here’s to a new season of more of the same.

Her hand recorded what I’m sure her brain constantly told her was of no importance: her life. From her journal I knew hers was a quiet but hungrily alive life. [...] Those details from her diary lingered in my mind all afternoon.

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