Throwback Thursday

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A couple years after moving to Montana, I’d take all these long solo trips to do some exploring. I was all on my own since there were no cell phones and such. This trip took me to the Badlands and Sturgis for the very first time. At night, I stared up at the star-clustered sky, while in the distance, the banter of yipping coyotes filled up the dark. During the day I’d hike around or drink beers with bikers I would meet at the rally. I had no fear back then. One night, with Mt. Rushmore in my view, I set my sleeping bag down in a parking lot between my car and the next. Within minutes I met my new neighbors who had also just landed a spot here. We spent most of the night sitting between our cars, wrapped in our bags and blankets, talking over their homemade wine. I’ll never forget that, although, now, I feel I’ve really lost hold of that adventuresome part of me.

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Congratulations Jon and Stacie

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When Jon came to me over a year ago and asked if I’d shoot his surprise proposal to his girlfriend, I was all over it.

It was a very cold day, but despite the weather and wind, we hiked those hills, all the while, wheezing and struggling for full breathes, sometimes falling down in exhaustion. Yet, we pressed on.

Ok, it was just me struggling and falling down all over myself. Ok, I didn’t fall, but my lungs were burning…kind of.

Regardless, the landscape was awesome and so was the mood. Stacie just thought we were out on a “couples” shoot, for fun. Little did she know Jon was about to kneel down on one knee.
And when he did, I snapped away.

Jon, I’m so glad you asked me to be there for that, it was a first for me, and I had some great fun. Even though I can’t be at your wedding, since I was already booked in Seattle (sad face), I’ll be thinking of you both, and I’ll be anxious to hear all about it.
You’ve been a good friend and co-worker, and I enjoy our times cranking out the laughs.

My best wishes to you both!!

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walking TEN

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finding jacque

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Jentrey

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