The Corner of a County

Posted: October 22, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Now, on most Sunday mornings, you can find me under the covers on my comfortable bed, with my youngest son, Rylen, playing his Mobie-Go, under the covers, right beside me. I would lay there listening to my other boys, Lynden and Ethan watching cartoons on television. This particular Sunday morning was just slightly different!
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I awoke inside of a tent with the cool morning air all around me! Under a large pile of blankets, I was rather warm, as were two of my boys, Lynden & Ethan, sleeping soundly. I laid under the covers and listened to the birds gently chirping and cars going by, ever once in a while on the highway nearby.
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This weekend, our Cub Scout pack hosted the Fall Field Day for our local district, and with tradition, it was followed by the overnight campout, consisting of a hay ride, kickball, flashlight tag, smore’s, hotdogs, pancakes and eggs! For the Fall Field Day I was the instructor for the Archery Range and was on my feet for close to ten hours before setting up camp at our 4H center.
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It was the first time that Ethan had camped with Lynden and I. Boy, I was so happy to have him with us this year, he had such a great time! When all was said and done, the boys and I returned home for a two-hour visit with their grandma who was in town and for me, a hot shower which made things so much warmer!
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When it came time for the boys to return to their mom’s, I sat out for 74 miles of photo shots and three hours of trying to keep myself awake, LOL. I found myself into the far northern corner of Lawrence County, Illinois. The corner of The Dust Bowl, is rather remote and isolated, but makes for some untouched photos of nature!
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This corner of the county has the most concentrated area of black top roads that turn into gravel that exists anywhere else on my trek. Call me crazy, I find it interesting to see a road go from black top to gravel, something about giving way onto something else, makes one appreciate the luxury of black top greater!
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I must admit that Fall has officially taken hold and will retain its firm grip on Lawrence County until December, I believe! With the trees beginning to turn colors and crops being harvested, this beautiful season has made itself known at last!
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As I make my way across the county, I must keep my eyes set, solely, on completing my ‘Fall’ map by Christmas to move on to Winter. A goal, I believe fully, I can achieve! Until that time I will work hard and plug away at this assignment. Until then, I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you LIve With Passion!

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