Escape from Training

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Natalia and I were able to steal away from training for a bit and took a nice little jaunt up to and around Beaver Lake- a beautiful ~3mile hike not 15 minutes from our house. That spiky adorable little plant on the left is a Devil's Club- a plant absolutley renown for both its medicinal and food value.

I'm giving in and buying Xtra Tufs today so I can not only fit in at least a little around here, but mostly so I can just tear up the tide pools with Natalia this weekend. There isn't much better than having your fingers kissed by a sea anemone.

PS. there's a porpoise just cruising by outside the window here at the library- what a horrendous view.. what an ugly place.