The best way to appreciate what you have is to leave it behind for a while.
We've had so much rain, it was nice when work required travel to leave the Pacific NorthWest behind.
Here's a shot of all the snow in eastern Oregon. Seems like alot for June!
The only downside of travel is leaving behind the family.
Oh, and the 26 hours of sitting on a plane or in a terminal for a layover... ouch.
Here's a nice view of Hell's Canyon.
This is as close as I've been to NY City.
I'll be posting while I'm on the road of outdoor activities, etc I'm able to get out and do.