Back in the U.S.A.
Been back in the states for a couple of months now. When I first returned I was in my home state of Washington. Was only there for a week when I had to move back down to Flagstaff Arizona to resume my job as a silviculturist for the United States Forest Service. During that week I squeezed in visits with as many old friends as I could. spent 4th of July at a friends lake cabin getting to go tubing. On my way down to Arizona I had been able to visit some family in Idaho and an old friend in Utah where we went flying in his plane. It was a lot of traveling in that week. So returning to the normal took a bit longer than one would think. Going from a very social and relaxed atmosphere in Australia, to a very solitary work life in Flagstaff was definitely a big change. I work in the woods by myself for about 8 hours a day four days a week. I definitely was missing the Australian livelihood, but I had also been looking forward to some real world work. The solitude in the woods is a great ti