I realized the other day that I hadn't visited Matilija in a while. In fact, I don't feel like I've been going anywhere lately. This is me feeling sorry for myself because a few minutes ago I was holding a paint brush, and I hate painting. For the last couple months my wife and I have been improving our house and last week we installed new cabinets and tiled the hell out of a brand new laundry/pantry. We break ground on a floor to ceiling kitchen remodel very soon. So, lately my mind (and free time) have been about evenly split between mountains and: drywall, baseboards, pulling wires, hanging doors, plumbing, etc...and I'm sick of painting.
This was a quick run up Matilija to the upper falls. Didn't see any wildlife, or any people for that matter. I enjoyed the afternoon, lounged, swam. Was good to get out.
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