Looking out the window at the moment, a soft snow is blowing over the slowly emerging tulips and daffodils. These flowers are in bloom in some areas in Missoula. For a period, as some friends know, I wrote a journal of our travails in the region mountain biking, skiing, hunting, fishing and generally enjoying the outdoors. The journal strayed into endurance racing and training as well. As things changed and our three children moved into additional travel related activities such as soccer and volleyball, the writing tapered off. Hoping to pick it back up again and incorporate things together once more.