An unavoidable physical process, a fact of life and a mindset requiring disciplined, if not forced chaos, growing up is never easy to do. The signs of doing so however, still make for some of the best times and changes we can make in life. One of those changes last summer happened for my very good friend and his wife, Arlo and Ellie. A couple of truer conservationist forest elf lumberjacks you'd be hard pressed to find, and you'd have an even harder time finding their secret cabin, deep in the mountains of Idaho, where they had an amazing ceremony. Complete with dogs, mining for opals, night volleyball, firepits, mountain sunset views and most of all family and friends, it was a hootenanny I will never forget and brought me back to 9 years old, spending summers in Waterville being part of a group of inseparable pals.
Thanks Arlo and Ellie for one of the best nights of my whole summer and thanks for looking,