But it's one of those places where you can escape from the everyday and surround yourself in nature.
I stopped there because I knew that Valerie disappeared there. I walked around thinking about people disappearing. About times when my kids weren't home when they were supposed to be.
Then I got a comment on a post yesterday. I'm not usually sympathetic to people using comments to post something totally unrelated.
"Great post.It takes you to a website of Girdwood snowboarder Callan Chythlook-Sifsof who's aiming for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Sorry to hijack your comment section. Post and forward, if you don't mind. Missing person search on Sunday.
There are too many women missing in the world. Too many abused and beaten. There are so many ills in the world that need our attention, yet we can't focus just on them. We need to live and enjoy life as well. Our lives are busy. But we all need to put aside some time to help make the world a better place. Like helping Valerie's family.
We don't know what happened. If someone else was involved, if she simply got lost and/or hurt. But you know this family is still hurting badly. It always seems so far away, until it happens to you. What would you do? It doesn't have to be this issue, but if you aren't giving time to others, in some small way, please do. I'm guessing, most readers here are already giving back more than their fair share. Thanks.