We have finished books, and they look awesome! I received a package from Random House today; when I opened it, I saw, for the first time, my published memoir. I can't describe what a great feeling that is.
Kirkus Reviews, "The World's Toughest Book Critics," will publish their online review of Up: A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure early next week. The print version of the review will be available April 2.
Books For Better Living will publish one of my original essays on April 3, the day Up goes on sale. This essay focuses on Sage and discusses...well, you'll have to read the essay to find out. :)
Alex and I bagged Mt. Jefferson last Tuesday. The day was cold and breezy, but the sun was bright and we never felt chilled. Three more mountains, two more hikes to go! Hopefully, we'll be able to bag those remaining peaks before March 20. The weather will decide...
For Thursday Things, we completed item #91: Visit the White Mountain National Forest Headquarters in Campton, NH. We had a lovely time; it's a pity I forgot to bring my camera!
The Headquarters has a very nice, albeit small, visitor's area targeted to children. Alex and Sage spent a long time examining animal skulls and casts of tracks. They also enjoyed looking at a thorough display of tree species. All three of us got a kick out of the large, 1930s map of the White Mountains. This map hangs in an adjoining room and depicts many of the summit structures that used to exist throughout the Whites.
The White Mountain National Forest Headquarters is off of I-93 by exit 27. If you're ever in the area, stop by and check it out.
Have a great weekend, everyone!