Returning from our camping trip, reentering "life" as I know it takes some adjustment. Driving back from our mountain getaway to home takes us about 5 hours so during that time I am able to reflect on the days past and slowly prepare myself for "life". One of my best times this week-end was a mountain hike we took. A meandering little trail, through forests, meadows, along rocky hill sides, and beside alpine lakes. Purple, white and yellow flowers carpeted the meadows. Small alpine lakes feed by little streams reflected mountains, skies, and clouds in the morning light. Our final destination was one particular lake that was so still and clear one could see the rocks and old dead trees laying on the bottom. Penny (our little Bichon) hiked the trail with great determination for a dog of 13 years, but settled for a ride home! It was a wonderful hike and a great way to spend the morning.