Chasing Birds

I've got a garden to tend, birds to find, beers to drink, and stories to share.

November 12, 2015
by Brittany

Quick Catch-up

Good morning from the land down under! As you probably noticed, I haven’t posted anything in a few months, so I figured now is as good a time as any for a quick update.

The field season ended in mid-July with very little fanfare. We rounded out the summer with a visit from Colin’s parents, barbeques with friends, two backpacking trips and a bit of car camping. I had a few extra comp days to use after the field season, so I also took on a few extra shifts and educational programs with the raptor center. I was fortunate enough to squeeze in a long weekend in San Francisco with my two sisters– a first for us, but hopefully not the last! September was basically a month of travel for the two of us. Colin went on a long-planned 11-day hunting-backpacking trip in the Sangre de Cristo mountains while I enjoyed a quick trip to beautiful Washington State for Colin’s cousin’s wedding, which included visiting the Roslyn Cafe from the TV show all of us Michiganders knew and loved, Northern Exposure. We rounded out the month by squeezing in a celebration for my birthday and our second wedding anniversary. more