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happy Easter

Yesterday we hiked at Red Rock.  We hiked up a canyon we had hiked up before but got farther this time.  It was really fun.  We went a few miles.  Our surroundings kept changing as we went up–the plant communities kept changing, the rockiness, the colors of the earth.  We hiked through joshua trees for a while.  There was yucca, cholla cactus, a few little wildflowers, and lots of plants we do not know.  No creosote there.

It sprinkled on us a little bit.  The sky was very cloudy.  Toward our farthest point, there were some big rocks that made great seats, and we ate our sandwiches.  We also shared a strawberry tootsie roll pop.  “Is it okay if I bite it?” I asked Ming.  He said yes.  I ate all the tootsie roll part.

There were a lot of stink bugs.  Last time we were on the trail, there was a lot of poop, so we called it Poop Canyon.  This time it was Stink Bug Canyon.  I told Ming there was a stink bug party up on the mountain, and all the stink bugs were trying to get there.

Our friend told us to read Song of Solomon to one another.  So we took a Bible with us.  But we never read.

This morning, hard boiled eggs for breakfast, on toast, my traditional Easter breakfast.  We’ll go to mass at 10. 

By Laura-Marie

Good at listening to the noise until it makes sense.

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