Okay. The title of this post is not true. But here is a picture of an alligator I made in the second grade. When I was a kid we played with die-cast metal toys, traded Garbage Pail Kid cards, walked and rode our bikes to the other side of town (and sometime beyond) completely unattended, and knocked the wind out of ourselves doing penny drops on the jungle gym. Also, I was an artist.
The hiking season is in full swing, but it was only the weekend of June 16, just days before the summer solstice, that I got out on the trails for the first time! Horrors! Fortunately I was invited on a work trip to help guide a fantastic group of hikers to Lakes of the Clouds Hut on Mount Washington in the beautiful White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, so off I went!