My nephews, Lucas and Aidan, are obsessed with collecting (not eating) Clif Bars and examining wrappers. They were quite pleased with my leftover bars from my final leg and they were repeatedly examined and well organized on the table at meals. Turns out Starbursts and Skittles make for great colorful building blocks too. As a bonus, they also go their first ever Kit Kat Chunky bars and that was a chocolaty hit.
I just got back to Portland yesterday (just two flights for that one!) and jumped right back into nannying. Substitute teaching jobs will kick in soon, so I'm trying to take advantage of the down time to wrap up this summer's hikes posts. They will be rolling out over the next couple of weeks. Surprisingly for me, my mind is already scheming future plans and I hope to have a good idea of what I'd like to do next season by the time the new year rolls around for a more formal announcement.
I did an interview with the CBC (Canada's NPR) on Daybreak Alberta that aired this past weekend. It's just 12mins long, but nice to be able to share the trail with a different audience. Click here to listen to it if you are reading this through email. If you're viewing this on the website, the audio track is embedded below.