Location: Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA
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Drove for seven hours, arrived only fifteen minutes before orientation, no time to change out of scruffy clothes before meeting instructor and classmates.

Dragged suitcases plus kitchen sink into a cabin at a 1950s-style motor court.

Foraged for food.

Prepared to fall into bed asap.

Picked up a novel, had to know how it ended, found out.

Turned out lights at 1:24 a.m.

Sat in class for five hours, writing, writing, writing.

Crashed in cabin, foraged again, crashed again.

Started on homework.

Homework. Honestly.

Who goes on retreat to do homework?

It’s been a pretty good two days.

13 thoughts on “Retreating

  1. Are you in Big Bend. Awesome place to be in the spring. Not so sure about the summer. Stay cool, do your homework and have a great time.


    1. I didn’t get to Big Bend this time. But I did drive through Fort Davis and up to the McDonald Observatory. The temps were lower than in Austin–a pleasant surprise.


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