Thirty-nine

The last year of my life with a three at the beginning, says my older brother who is older and also is older than I am.

Animal crossing

For old time’s sake: DUCKSTHS! SO MANY DUCKSTHS!

ISO 6400

The smell of the lake and bodies covered in DEET.

Sunset fishing

Making blue, purple, red and orange memories. With worms.

Land of ten thousand lakes

So much water for the three of us who are much more used to sagebrush and tumbleweeds.

Marlo’s spirit animal

This water dog is teaching my water dog a few new tricks.

Bagpipes in Edina

Celebrating the Fourth with friends and a short lesson in our ancestry.

Street food

Suddenly Utah’s famous green jello and funeral potatoes don’t seem so exotic.

A debrief by the sea

After a night spent witnessing a way of life no mother or daughter or sister should have to endure.

Through the haze of jet lag

After more than 30 hours of travel, I’m finally on the other side of the world. Where they are playing my daughter’s favorite song in the hotel lobby.