Find your special place...


Today begins our annual sojourn to the Adirondack Mountains. People think we do this to escape the summer heat in Las Vegas, but while that’s true, we do it also to lose ourselves in the pristine wilderness there and to find our souls in its beautiful mountains, lakes and trails. It’s probably 50 degrees cooler there but that won’t stop us from getting out to smell the pine and listen to the frogs, to dip our oars in the water and watch the ripples, and to relearn what it’s like to drive on two-lane roads without traffic or stop lights. Everyone has a place like this – literally or figuratively: one that rekindles awareness, recharges batteries and balances the many challenges and opportunities that life offers. Whether it’s around the corner or across the country, make time this summer for the people, places, and activities that make you feel alive again. Find your special place, look out over its horizons, participate in its wonders, and get back to being you  today

John Muir (1838-1914): Naturalist, and Author