May 1, 2009
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. -Bill Cosby
This is such a bad time of year here in the Tetons. Everyone else is talking about sun and heat and the approaching summer. We've got rain and snow and cold temperatures, lots of mud and the trees still look dead.
Picked last in gym class reflects my general attitude.
I think this has been the worst spring for me out of the last 14. You'd think I'd get used to it, NOT! I wish things were different and I could get out of here for the months of April and May but that's not an option until Zane graduates from high school in 2012. Any hoo, until 2012, I've got to find a way to make the winter/spring? bearable.
The kidney infection has gone away completely and physically I feel fine. I'm still running and have a race on May 23rd in Pocatello, Idaho. I'm still volunteering at various places and I'm working as much as I want to. Mostly I'm waiting and hoping for some sunshine and temperatures that reach the 60s.
Pictures from April and early May in no particular order.Steep mountain ass? Yes, I'm immature, ask my 15 year old son.I helped Trevor at the Pole, Pedal, Paddle race in Jackson, Wyoming. Screwed up helping him. That's snow blowing across the road and those folks are riding 20 miles! April 2009Me in a tree well. The snow was still waist deep. I'm getting good at taking pictures of myself since I'm mostly running alone. Aspen Trail April 2009.Travis' ice sculpture. April 2009.Travis' ice sculpture. May 2009.Mud Lake with Colleen! It was great to have company. The view of Victor, Idaho from almost 1,000 feet up.Such friendly horses. Cisco and Jack want to be fed.April 2009. Top of Teton PassFor comparison, Top of Teton Pass June 2007Interesting find on Teton Pass. That's a golf ball on the side of the highway at 8,000 feet.Top of Teton Pass. The snow is still deep.Top of Teton Pass again. Can you see the cars parked against the snow bank? That's some deep snow.Turkeys at the ranch where I work. They are funny birds.