The plan was to meet at Lake Shasta for a cousins reunion.

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But, Lake Shasta had warnings about a toxic bloom, so we detoured to Lake Shastina. Cousin reunions are so much fun because there’s catching up to do, lots of laughter, and hanging out is a requirement. We wished all the cousins could have come!

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We decided to catch the sunset,

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but Ingrid wouldn’t leave the slack line.

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Time for silly pics.

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After dark, I went for a walk down the quiet road and the bats kept the bugs at bay above my head. These solitary moments give me the space or time to feel alive, to feel my existence in this wide world.

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