August 25, 2014
last of a Colorado summer
with a new passport and miles burning a hole in my pocket i've decided to leave for Asia in a few weeks. it's the right time for me to take an extended trip. for the last 18 months i've been raising a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Toga, a female yellow lab, was released from the program for a minor medical issue and i've placed her with an organization where she will continue her training as a therapy dog and work with children and adults with special needs. before i head back to Asia i plan to enjoy the last bit of summer in the mountains of Colorado hitting up some of my favorite spots. first up, Half Moon Creek. it's a creek that's fed from Mount Elbert and Mount Massive outside of Leadville, Colorado. it's quiet and restive and there's a good chance to see beavers playing on the river or deer coming down for a drink at dusk. i set up camp and relax sans technology. there is some wireless access but only at certain times of the day when the satelites are directly above.