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June 4, 2014

HODGES: Don't let time pass you by

MILLEDGEVILLE — Summer is here! I am a summertime person, much preferring to be warm than cold; and it seemed winter overstayed its welcome way too long for me. While it is not yet officially summer, there are several things we associate with the start of summer. Graduation from school or the school term ending, and Memorial Day weekend mean summer is here.

I had knee replacement surgery back in the winter, and that seemed like a good time to do that. I had to stay indoors for several weeks anyway, and there was snow and an ice storm during that time. I was glad to be indoors.

Suddenly spring was here, and flowers were blooming and leaves coming back on the trees. I was up and about and beginning to enjoy the outdoors again. My knee healed nicely and I was able to get out and work in my yard again.

Just the other day Linda and I began to talk about a couple of trips we would like to make. We have a pull-behind travel trailer we enjoy a lot, and we thought about a trip out west. I have a daughter in Denver, and we could visit her a few days, and we would like to see Yellowstone National Park. I would like to see the west coast and drive up the coast from Los Angeles to San Francisco. I would also like to see some of Montana and the Dakotas.

To make that trip, though, will require some extensive planning: finding camping areas, determining the best route to take, deciding which attractions to see, deciding how long we will be gone altogether. Sometimes it is a lot easier to think about making such a trip than to do the work it takes to make the trip a reality.

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