My Post Independence Day Post!

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Nothing screams freedom more than a summer road trip!  Driving for hours on end, blasting music, watching the road whizz by, switching drivers, watching the scenery change, watching the weirdos at rest stops, talking forever, not talking forever.  Just driving.

And then . . . reaching your destination . . . especially when your destination looks like this:

 Hike up to Barney Lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  The beauty in this shot is my brother's one and only child, or um, dog, Evee.

Hike up to Barney Lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  The beauty in this shot is my brother's one and only child, or um, dog, Evee.

and this:

Need I say more?  The scenery was unreal.  We backpacked for one night and two days and just existed.  No computers.  Cell phones out of range.  Fresh air . . . good for the mind, body and soul.

Like I said, ultimate freedom.

 Yes, that's me with the yellow pirate bandana. Arrgh...

Yes, that's me with the yellow pirate bandana. Arrgh...