Where has October gone? Where has my blogging mojo gone? My additional teaching load, and all the juggling of travel and activities by Noah and Sophie, is taking a toll.
My networking with other runners and cyclists has made me keen to get to know even more of the local wilderness. Last weekend I stumbled on a fabulous trail that I had never heard about. A well-kept secret, I suppose. It’s low-elevation, easily accessible, rolling in profile, quite and stunningly beautiful … yet very close by. How could I not have known? I’ve biked it and run it and loved it both ways. It’s made me hungry to truly and thoroughly get to know the backcountry around here. In the last couple of years I’ve got a good handle on the trails between my area and town. But that’s just a wee portion of what’s out there. I want to get back into backcountry hiking and camping too.
Fiona dressed up for Hallowe’en as No Face from the Studio Ghibli anime movie Spirited Away. An easy and warm costume for a typically cold and wet Hallowe’en.
The Law and Government classes are drawing to a close. These fun theatrical classes about the evolution and structure of our constitutional monarchical government system have continued sporadically throughout the summer and into the fall. Fiona has continued her role as Head of the Executive branch of government, but she now has a new role as Miss Matter, a witness for the defence in the case of against Mr. and Mrs. Brown, who have refused the installation in their living room of a video surveillance camera according to Section 10 of the Kingdom Security Act designed to protect against the rumoured terrorist plans of Evil Lord Voldesnort. The mock trial is scheduled for the Nelson Courthouse in a couple of weeks.