Collaboration between the Teton County Fire and Rescue and Teton Valley Health Care hit rocky ground last week when an email from July emerged revealing that Fire Chief Bret Campbell had started preliminary talks with Teton County, Wyo., to negotiate a contract for ambulance service to Alta, Wyo., in the hopes of also leveraging it into a contract for Teton County, Id.
So we took a family vacation to Canada a few weeks ago, which I arranged in my usual bright and cheery manner. I saved a little money, arranged the RV rental, reserved the campsites, packed up the kids and husband, and off we went. I made it very clear — in a bright and cheery manner — that all family members would be happy, appreciative, and helpful throughout the entire journey; turn that frown upside down — quickly — or be given RV dump duty.
Rumor has it that some people made it through high school unscarred. While that may be so, I’ve found that the silly relationship drama, out of control emotions, peer pressure and plummeting self-esteem all come home to roost on a five-year cycle, coinciding directly with the word “reunion”.