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Hiking in the Rain Macklyn Cove Beach

Thursday, February 27, 2014      4 comments

I've read many, many books about thru hiking the three major U.S. trails. While there may only be 7-10 rainy days on any given trail in the 5 months or so it takes to complete a thru hike, to hike in rain for any length of time is difficult to ... Read more

"Wise Women Are Always Prepared" (Will bring you a smile)

Friday, September 20, 2013      2 comments

A small-town radio reporter was interviewing an 80-year-old because she had just been married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked about her new husband’s occupation. “He’s a funeral director,” she said. The interviewer paused for a f... Read more

CHAPTER 3 of the blog I HAD TO LEAVE THE LAND OF DENIAL WHEN MY WRISTS GOT FAT

Saturday, September 07, 2013      5 comments

CHAPTER THREE: Why Spark People Worked for Me Surprisingly I was pretty excited to join Spark and I spent a lot of time exploring the website. I set up my home page and posted some pictures. (Of course the first pictures were head shots on... Read more

CHAPTER 2 of the blog I HAD TO LEAVE THE LAND OF DENIAL WHEN MY WRISTS GOT FAT

Monday, June 10, 2013      7 comments

CHAPTER TWO: Finding Spark People Okay, so losing 100 pounds could be done and I was encouraged. I started on my own without much of a program other than cutting down... Read more

I HAD TO LEAVE THE LAND OF DENIAL WHEN MY WRISTS GOT FAT

Thursday, June 06, 2013      12 comments

CHAPTER ONE: The Beginning In March 2009 I was seriously considering bariatric surgery and pursued information at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. I was morbidly... Read more

IT IS WITH A GRATEFUL AND HUMBLE HEART I POST THIS UPDATE

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      11 comments

2-18-2013 Sobered and scared is the best way to describe the beginning of my dear husband’s day. This was hard for me because this is not how he has approached surgery in the past. Even though he said he knew everything would be fine, I bel... Read more

A Little Play On Words...

Sunday, January 27, 2013      7 comments

The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.... Read more

FIRE!

Saturday, January 26, 2013      4 comments

The following pictures from a recent Chicago, IL fire were sent to my husband by a friend who still lives in Chicago. This was a warehouse fire apparently started accidently by homeless persons trying to stay warm. Fortunately the only injury w... Read more

HIKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MY HIKING HEROINE

Thursday, January 03, 2013      10 comments

Quite by accident I stumbled on a book by Cheryl Strayed titled 'Wild: Lost and Found on the Pacific Crest Trail' and found it to be one the best books I have ever read. I didn't even know the PCT existed even though I grew up in western Washin... Read more

A Groaner...

Saturday, December 01, 2012      4 comments

There were once two brothers called William and Wayne. Will was 12 years old and his little brother was 3. The neighbors noticed they always went around together. If William went down to the ballpark, his little brother would toddle alo... Read more

Slip Sliding Up and Down Mt. Humphreys Trail

Friday, November 30, 2012      4 comments

This was going to be a big hike for me and I thought I had done my homework. I located the trail head before leaving our condo in Sedona, called the ranger station to check conditions on the mountain, and checked the weather. Mt. Humphreys is ... Read more

It Was A WONDERFUL Thanksgiving

Friday, November 23, 2012      5 comments

The holiday was particularly special this year because my Mom and StepDad are here. In September God spared his life in a near death event and now that he is making excellent progress in his recovery we are grateful and thankful for God's merc... Read more

How Far Will You Go?

Thursday, September 27, 2012      7 comments

Friends and family ask me all the time about why I hike, climb, and push myself when my joints are aching, my toenails are screaming and I feel like I can't take another st... Read more

Hiking in the Land of Edward Abbey…or “Oh, there’s Johnny Depp!” Pictures

Monday, September 10, 2012      9 comments

When I was in college I read Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey. This book helped solidify my feelings about wilderness and the overwhelming beauty and silence of wild places. The book also reveals the character of a m... Read more

Vernal, Utah...A Lovely Little Town. (Pictures)

Sunday, July 15, 2012      8 comments

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