“The older I get, the quicker summer seems to pass,” is a common complaint from seniors like me as fall approaches.
This year, since COVID now seems more of a bad memory than a current threat, my travel schedule is back to “normal” and I’m enjoying being on the road again. I did two one-week road trips this summer. I went to southeastern Ohio, deep in Appalachia, in June; visited Wisconsin two weeks ago and this week I will be in North Carolina and Tennessee. Another trip to Tennessee in October will cap off a busy and productive summer season. I love seeing the contrast between incredibly diverse ecosystems like Appalachia and less diverse places like Wisconsin. Central Wisconsin is much like upstate New York, which is more diverse than the Adirondacks, but so much less diverse than Appalachia.