Been busy with a lot of things lately, especially my WordPress blog. We have been enjoying the pool and the gas grill and summer in general. It is going to be a busy summer for me. Besides all the yard work we have planned there are a number of trips coming up. This weekend I will be going to the Well, which is past Smithfield. The Well is a retreat and I am going as a part of my church to meditate and discuss the future of our church. I have never been to a religious retreat and it sounds like a relaxing, meditative time, something I really need. Last Saturday I finally took my long delayed hike to Lake Drummond in the Great Dismal Swamp. I shouldered my new pack with most of my hiking gear in it just to see how it would work on a long hike. The trek to Lake Drummond is 9 miles round trip. I managed to hike the 9 miles along with a few stops and some time to enjoy Lake Drummond in about 4 hours. I was sore the next day but I suprised myself with how well I handled the 9 miles with a pack. Coming up in July is the much anticipated vacation to Nevada and California for the LDRS. I will also be exploring the Mojave National Preserve.
I have also been selected to attend the 2007 LandWarNet Conference which is being held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida the second week of August. I will arrive Sunday night and probably leave either Thursday night or Friday morning. I am looking forward to that also. I really love Florida and I have never been to Ft. Lauderdale except the airport on my way to Key West. Teresa and I also hope to find some time for a weekend getaway to Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It has been a long time since I was last there and it should be very relaxing and lots of fun too. So I should have a lot to write about this summer and I hope I can find the time to write about it.