So summer recently ended oh so abruptly and fall arrived in Idaho. There is a chill in the air, the leaves are changing. What better time to get out and take in the sights and smells of the Treasure Valley than now, the day before I deploy south again. By south I mean you can't go further south, like 90 degrees South Pole south.
Its a last leisurely walk with my wife and dogs along the Boise River and greenbelt trail system. A beautiful afternoon with vibrant colors, happy dogs, runners, bikers, fly fishermen and my lovely wife.
Before long, I will be leaving this lovely fall and will arrive in the spring in New Zealand. Back to Christchurch, the base for the US Antarctic Program and a city devastated and in recovery from last February's earthquake. The All-Blacks won the World Rugby Cup two weeks ago so spirits will be up I am sure however the signs of the damage are everywhere I am told.
After a brief stay in the spring its off to summer! Unfortunately, "summer" is only a term used to define where the sun is in the sky, not the temperature. 24 hrs of sunlight still only yields a high temperature of 5-10 degrees F.
Here's a link to view my new "Summer home":
My new home on "The Ice"
Brrrrrrrrrrrr. I can't wait.
Well, I do leave in 5 hrs, I really should start packing! Cheers for now. I'll be in touch, I promise!