The first change of color is starting to show in the aspens. The nights are noticeably cooler. Our time to leave has arrived. After Jeanette conducts a training session in the Gift Shop tomorrow morning for the incoming volunteers, we will disconnect our motor home from where it has sat the last two months and head out. We will be going to Bend first to visit with family and friends for a few days before heading back home to Elkton. We have had a great summer here at Collier Memorial State Park. We have enjoyed working with some wonderful people, both volunteers and staff members, and we have met many wonderful campers too which we now count as friends. The opportunity to lead nature hikes and to be able to bird on a daily basis has meant a great deal to me. It will have to go on record as one of my best summers. Change is sometimes hard for me, but I am encouraged to think that new opportunities must be out there for us to discover.