This past weekend, I took a little pilgrimage to my council's boy scout camp to lead a work crew in fixing as many broken and cleaning as many dirty things as we possibly could in a day, while still taking time to enjoy the forest we've been privileged to take care of.
We pressure washed stainless steel, scrubbed plastic tables, washed 20+ 5 gallon water containers, moved wooden furniture to the best place to view the mountains, Swept a ton of dirt out of every room we could, moved tables out of the dining hall for winter storage, and on and on... The poor ranger is almost 70 years old and was tiling and grouting on his knees, so we stayed and did even more to help him out.
When I got to retreat to the ol' Huff 'n' Puff Club, I felt like I'd earned a treat. This piggy and a few friends kept me company, and just looked so tasty, smokey and delicious. The ol' Green Room, as we call it, doesn't have a roof, it has 3 old cedar fencing walls, but it also bears the kitchen scratches of smokers from the last 30 years who have taken the time to enjoy the roofless wonder that offers a gorgeous view and place to listen to the sound of the trees.
It's a treat when my hobbies get to mesh together. A cigar I bought from a fellow Puffer in a place that inspires me to work with hundreds and thousands of youth to make them better young people. A gorgeous photo to capture the moment