The Lower 48 has been cooped up for a week with bad weather. It has now stopped.
So do what we do in Alaska. Get your 14 year old lab and that pesky little rat dog on their leashes. Get your IPod loaded with a nice beat of Spanish classical music.
Now get out and enjoy what's around you!
We'll climb to the top of the hill and and follow the creek from Island Lake down to the ocean.
After being cooped up, you'll thoroughly enjoy the exercise.