My camp on the Yellowstone River near Worden, Montana
In my last post I talked about my first week as a snowbird. Arizona suited me well and, just as a few of my doctors had predicted, provided near-miraculous improvement for the spinal arthritis (as well as the shoulder and wrist arthritis). It was a blessed relief to feel normal again. I actually felt younger and found myself with more energy once freed from chronic and debilitating pain.
Sadly, as sometimes happens, circumstances seemed to conspire against me staying in Arizona until spring as I had planned. A few unexpected situations forced me back north well before my anticipated return around May.
The only good news is that the weather throughout all of February has been uncharacteristically warm in Montana and Wyoming. The past week, for example, has been in the 50s or low 60s every day, and the forecast all the way into March is more of the same. I have no idea how this has happened, but I am certainly not complaining. This is particularly important since I am still living as a nomad, wandering around northeast Wyoming, central Montana, and eastern Montana.
At this point, my plan is to hang out in this region through the summer before (hopefully) migrating to Arizona again next winter. There still are many places that I want to explore around the Wyoming area so I will be pursuing those interests in the coming months. Stay tuned to this blog for updates on my adventures.