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3/23/17 3:34 P

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Windy and cloudy in Florida today.I haven't been out to do much walking yet 😕
I am trying to learn to crochet my mom is so good at it and I have never cared to really learn.i better hurry if I want lessons she will be 86 next month.
Glad the wild boys were good
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There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.



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3/23/17 9:48 A

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34 degrees at 6 a.m. but good nice walk outside, beautiful sunrise. Boys were good last night, only had 4 show up, something going on at one of the schools last night.

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Have fun with the wild boys.I am on a layover in Houston.Seems nice and sunny here.My daughter said it will be in the 80's in Florida

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3/22/17 8:41 A

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Have fun in Florida, hope you have good weather.

Really windy this morning, so Walmart walking I went again, it was 37 but with the strong winds felt much cooler. Sun is shining now, oh well hopefully outside walking tomorrow.

Got my wild boys tonight, working with a class a the elementary today.

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3/21/17 11:01 P

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Looks Yummy .The boats out the window look so pretty. Thanks for sharing marty :)

We need to mow here already for sure . We burned some of the weeds but ran out of propane and it is so dry it is dangerous. I wish I was a fan of round up LOL
Off to Florida with me tomorrow
Have a blessed day :)

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3/21/17 10:37 A

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It's 6:30 am.. I'm up, Noni is up and the Dalhousie is up.

Heading out the door very soon. But first reflecting more on yesterday

















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A cloudy walk this morning but it was 60 degrees, had been raining but that moved on.Still dark though.
Had really thought about mowing yesterday, had a bad cache in my left hip so I put it off. Done worked the cache out now. May wait till Saturday to mow, once I start for the season it is on.

Have a blessed day and enjoy those warm temps.

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We are enjoying Summer LOL it has been in the 80's everyday . I am loving it. I just hope it is not an indicator of what our Summer is going to be like .If so we are going to die :0
I have been busy working in the yard and trying to pack. I will be flying to Florida to visit with my mom and my daughter on Wednesday. The internet there is sketchy and my phone does not always play well with SP but will try to check in if I can :)
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3/20/17 9:58 A

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ITS HERE...SPRING is finally here, but still cloudy and cool. Did walk outside this morning, 37 degrees so it wasn't to bad, there was an old rooster running across the church parking lot yesterday, he didn't get fried up though..... or yet anyway.....lol

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Wow I have missed a lot. I lost this thread. I might have set it up for no notices Will have to go back in and check.
I have been staying busy and out of mischief. Weather has been perfect for working in the yard. Critters have clean coops and the garden beds are ready for planting. I will do that when I get back from Florida so my hubby doesn't have a ton of extra work to do
Beautiful pictures Marty. Sounds like you will be having a good Summer schedule .
Hope your weather rights it self soon Lee . Weather has been crazy this year for sure!

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3/17/17 11:29 P

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March 17, 2017
Activity: 11,090 steps (5.1 miles)

Virtually hiking the Appalachian Trail on walking4fun
Done: 395.6 mi / 852,143 steps
To-Do: 1,806.4 mi /

Stage 15: US 19E (Elk Park and Roan Mtn)
Done: 7.7 mi / 16,606 steps
To-Do: 7.1 mi / 15,273 steps

So that is virtually... however today in real life I was out enjoying an early spring walk on
St. Patrick's Day... seeking a leprechaun.



































I loved the walk mom and dad but I want to go home now..



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Wow, almost got me a herd of Leprechauns in the road this morning, usually it's deer have to watch out for, sure glad I didn't get one....:0)

Temperatures warmer but light rain when I went out at 6 this morning, so Walmart walk I went, came out rain stopped, but cloudy. Did get a lunch time walk in outside yesterday, it was nice.

Have a Happy St Patty's Day and God Bless you

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March 16, 2017
Activity: 3,232 steps (1.5 miles)

Today is a write off.. failure when steps count..
Miserable outside...
However very productive when it comes to work.
All morning meetings with the Camp owner and Camp Director, discussing about this up coming years menu and scheduling and changes to procedures. It appears I will get most weekends off and an occasional week day off .. they have hired a relief chef and a kitchen coordinator.

After this I drove over to our part time job and discussed how we can continue to work occasionally with them over the next six months. That was another two hours of talks.. wow time flies by fast..
Then returned home ate -- this was just after two
Sent three emails to different people concerning extra work I do in preparation of the Camp season...
My eyes were growing heavy so heavy. Fitbit says I only had 4.5 hours sleep last night. Yes that's about correct. Went to bed normal but couldn't sleep.. got up watched a tv program .. back to bed tossed and turned .. mind racing about the meetings and menus running through my mind.
Woke up early.
Prepared notes and skipped morning coffee and breakfast and drove to camp. 45 minutes drive in the rain ...
Heavy eyes.. about 3:30 went for a nap - 6 pm wake up for supper that Noni has prepared.. and now I just sit on the couch.. not motivated to even to try to get my five thousand steps minimum in... I know I will regret this decision
I know I will feel guilty tomorrow

What am I to do.. don't bother telling me.. it's too late .. I'm going back to bed and read.



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Dalhousie looks she saying " you forgot to take me"...;0)

A cool 16 this morning at 6 a.m. so Walmart walking again but walked outside at lunch today, 35 degrees but real feel says 51 and I did get warm, but so enjoyed it.

Last Thursday it was 80 degrees and nice, bit of a difference, I may get to set out on the porch and read when I get off while waiting on my wife, hope so.

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March 15, 2017
Activity: 13,739 steps (6.4 miles)

Done: 388.1 miles since 12 January

The car was taken to the garage last night, it was to be there all day today for work on the transmission hoses and a rear end seal. I was told it would be ready until late today. Well this morning around ten they phoned me and said it was ready. So off I walked to pick it up in sunshine.
Returned home and suggested to Noni we go back up the gondola while it was sunny.
Well our intention was good, but it clouded over as we drove there. Going up the mountain, rain began to fall. Well it sprinkled some, cleared, clouded, sprinkled again... maybe we'll have better weather next time. Regardless we had a good hike and some excellent views.

























Meanwhile at home sitting in my spot.. that rascal Dalhousie waits


that is the guilty look



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Again, love those pictures, beautiful area Marty. Seen some other pictures of people with 36 inches of snow, their exercise is digging their cars out.

We just got the cold, 18 this morning. Did my walmart walk again, January weather in March,

Had a counseling session this morning and I am not a counselor, guess the lady just needed someone to talk to.

Wild boys tonight along with my grandson.

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3/15/17 10:15 A

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After the Provincial Park walk - we took the Dalhousie home and Noni and I went up the Sea to Sky Gondola. It will be our first time in two years. First time we ever bought a pass... this year the company changed passes from seasonal to annually. I'm also counting on more time off of camp this year. The promise of a relief cook for weekends... so I hope to use this pass much more.

















It's going to be awesome ones the clouds roll away



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3/14/17 10:50 P

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March 14, 2017
Activity: 17,883 steps (8.3 miles)
Done: 381.7 mi since 12 January

Today in spite of the rain we went out for a stroll in the woods

























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Still a cool 33 this morning but moisture in the air so Walmart walking i went. At least no snow or ice, just some drizzle.

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3/13/17 8:59 A

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Well we have February weather in March, and in February had the March weather, A cool 27 this morning and sunny. I still walked outside. At least no snow, and very little rain over the weekend, just cold.

Heard those folks in New York City going to get 1 to 2 feet if snow, oh my.....

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3/11/17 5:27 P

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It's raining.... well at least It s not Snowing..

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Did I mention that it is raining?







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3/10/17 9:46 P

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Today I learned that they hung en elephant... Why would they hang an elephant?

Mary was a five-ton Asian elephant, also known as "Murderous Mary", who performed in the Sparks World Famous Shows circus. After killing a trainer in Kingsport, Tennessee, she was hanged in nearby Erwin, Tennessee, in 1916. Wikipedia
Born: 1894
Died: September 13, 1916


My Virtual hike of the Application Trail
March 10, 2017
Activity: 10,549 steps (4.9 miles)

Appalachian Trail
Done: 358.5 mi / 772,272 steps
To-Do: 1,843.5 mi / 3,970,836 steps

Stage 14: Carvers Gap
Done: 6.7 mi / 14,495 steps
To-Do: 29.4 mi / 63,265 steps

Well I woke up to more snow... the sidewalks and the trails are covered in slush ..
I was going to take a nero day.. I walk d Dalhousie a short bloc that gave me just 2000 steps, and I wasn't going out again I thought. I went swimming at the local pool (indoors of course) and I notthat the sidewalks had been cleared. Well this means I should go out and do some more steps... 10,000 ok enough.



























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3/10/17 9:28 P

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I also dislike it. I had trouble trying to chart everything. Thankful it was the last day of the challenge I was in.
It was gorgeous here today and Iwas feeling much better I finished cutting back the Russian sage and pulled some weeds in the front garden.
I warned my hubby if it was nice when I got home from work tomorrow he would be coming home to a messy house and left overs because I would be working in the garden LOL
Have a great weekend :)

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3/10/17 11:59 A

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No i don't like it at all



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Wish they would quit missing with spark pages, changed my start page all around, do not like it.

Walked walmart today, 41 but winds were very gusty. Had a storm come through in middle of night, cooler today but now no snow accumulation, just rain/ snow mix and temps above freezing.

Have a blessed weekend.

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3/10/17 10:24 A

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It is very pretty there :) Looks like another great walk :)

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March 9, 2017
Activity: 12,518 steps (5.8 miles)

Dalhousie gets to go to one of his favorite area to walk.

























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Great Photos Marty . Your mom is so cute. Where did you take her. My gosh she had a lot of food on her plate . She will have goodies for a week :)The picture of the buried signs in the snow bank remind me of going to visit my grandparents in Upstate NY when I was a kid.Sometimes the snow was so deep on the sides of the road it felt like we were in a tunnel. Dad always had chains in the car for his tires

Hope the boys weren't to wild last nigh Lee.I Know they are going to look back and fondly remember the time with you when they are grown up and thinking with all of their brain cells

I got stuff done with the chickens yesterday .It was so beautiful. Did not have the stamina to get super busy out there .The day would have been perfect for it though .Will be near 80 today and tomorrow .Think I am feeling better LOL we will see once Iget started
Have a blessed day :)


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Love the pictures Marty, does look so relaxing.

Beautiful day today, rain coming in tonight, but now snow is an dusting to an inch, so maybe it gonna go away and be none at all.

Walked outdoors this morning, 38 degrees I ended up with another class and mine last night, their teacher could not make it, it was a wild night, Bus route took an hour so it was late when I got home.

Hope to be on Friday but have a really busy day, will have to see.

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Activity: 6,813 steps (3.2 miles)

Today turned out to be so awesome. Not that many steps .. really .. but a good day nevertheless.
Mom enjoyed our time together




Then we went for a drive to Cypress Provincial Park






















I should go back here and walk up this mountain... can you imagine the floors and steps my Fitbit would track? Hmmm a seed is planted...



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Sounds like a great walk.It is 47 here.no walk yet for me.Still feeling punky.After work I have to work with the chickens for a bit and I have to take the dogs down to the mailbox. Probably won't do much beyond that.Didnt make my 10+step goal yesterday. Bummer
Have fun with the grand and the wildings

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A great walk this morning, 38 degrees, sun shining bright, birds singing away. Supposed to be nice for next couple of days, but Saturday turning cold with 4+ inches of snow coming over night, oh hope those weather models are wrong.

Pick up grandson today, got my wild boys tonight.

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Looks like a great walk :)

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March 7, 2017
Activity: 6,999 steps (3.2 miles)

I could had stayed in bed today much longer, but No I had to take my car to the garage for service. I look out the window and my heart sank... it is still snowing and it's so gloomy.
Well no choice I must drop off the car, but I decide to walk home 3.2 miles instead of waiting for shuttle service.
We will decide later if I walk back to pick it up or take the free shuttle from the garage.
At least I try to see the beauty in this .. yet another snow day..

























Home... maybe I'll go have a nap..



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Thank you Lee..Glad you are feeling some better too.


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Happy Birthday, pray ya get better soon

Another rainy day, walmart walk this morning, My cold getting better, still have coughing spells.

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Your pictures are terrific. You will be back in camp before you know it .
I made just over 10K steps yesterday I had lunch with my friend and had a visit to my dr. It seems I might live for another year. LOL Although this morning I wonder .What I thought was allergies seems to be turning into a cold. I can't wait to get home from work to lay day LOL Under a blanket where it is warm Happy Birthday to me HAHAHAHA

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Activity: 13,054 steps (6.1 miles)

Appalachian Trail virtually....
... I may not be doing the real Thing - however my surroundings are just as amazing
Done: 337.3 mi / 726,607 steps
To-Do: 1,864.7 mi / 4,016,501 ste

Stage 13: Erwin, TN
Done: 10.0 mi / 21,603 steps
To-Do: 14.5 mi / 31,171 steps

. Are you prepared for muddy trails?



What about snowy trails?




Rocky trails?


Steep trails!













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Woke up, looked outside -- I'm certainly torn between hating this winter and loving what my eyes behold. I decided to go for a little drive out to camp to check in...



























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Marty I love when the crocus poke up through the snow.Good job yesterday
According to my pedometer I got just over 5 miles yesterday.

Feel better Lee. I seem to have an allergy thing going on. Thankfully I do not feel bad. My dogs are sneezing too. We are looking at another windy day here in the desert OH JOY!!!!
Have a blessed day !


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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
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There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.



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3/6/17 8:00 A

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Been battling flu and congestion this weekend, almost lost voice. Did get put and travel around hiking some short trails around, it was too pretty Saturday to stay inside.

Spent Friday date night playing trains with grandson, we had a blast

Walmart walk today, raining outside.Time for some more DayQuil

Have a blessed day

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3/5/17 7:36 P

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March 5, 2017 (Today)
Activity: 11,073 steps (5.1 miles)
I don't know how I did it ... before church I walked Dalhousie around the bloc, Ater church the sun was shining so we drove over to Nexen Beach and did a walk.
Came home and walked Dalhousie around the bloc and a little further over to the next bloc as well. Came home and I have my 11,000 steps in.. I'm so pleased and surprised and all this was in between snow/ rain....
As I write this from my couch looking out the window it is snowing heavily but melting just as fast.. I don't want to go out again...















that look says it all ....

























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3/5/17 3:54 P

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My goal is 10K I don't always make it either. It is okay once in a while. Hope you are feeling okay :)

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Arlene

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher



There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.



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3/5/17 12:41 P

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I am planning on staying inside today. Sure I have to walk the Dalhousie, however Im thinking I'll not even get 5000 steps in today... that is my minimum daily goal I have set for myself





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3/4/17 9:51 P

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Beautiful photos Marty.I love the greener hike of course.
I had lazy steps today .But I have a clean house and I can see out of the windows again.
Rival got his bath.Really need to groom the Corgi's too..ugh but that is a longer event.
I also need to get my butt out to the garden and get working out there too.
I will share photos when I have the gnomes set up Marty .I moved them to the shed for the Winter.

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Arlene

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher



There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.



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3/4/17 9:23 P

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. Trail one at Alice Lake Provincial Park



Trail two

. Much more enjoyable trail to hike

March 4, 2017 (9.4 miles)
Activity: 20,145 steps

Virtually hiking the Appalachian Trail on walking4fun website
Done: 326.1 mi / 702,483 steps
To-Do: 1,875.9 mi / 4,040,625 steps

Today turned out to be an excellent day to walk once I left Alice Lake Provincial Park. There I hiked in rain, and a snow blizzard and very treacherous ice covered trails. Once I complete a 1.5 km loop,around Stump Lake I drove ten minutes away to trails that were bare and spring like environmental temperatures. I hiked in this area for about an hour, went home ate and then returned with my wife and the Dalhousie. What a fantastic day...




I'll leave this area.. I prefer the next trail much more.. however I am thinking I want to go back to Alice Lake with proper spikes for my boots and two hiking poles..

Now for some happy trails...
need water?

is this the way to go?

he was so happy to come on this second outing hike







. My wife is happy to get outside too

. Did I mention it was very green?

today on my walk4fun they showed a style in the woods so when I seen this I had to take a picture to post.



a bump / knoll on a tree I see those too !



Well I'm so pleased to had hiked there today.. I'll be going back there for sure...





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3/4/17 3:38 P

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My big mouth... yesterday I said I wanted to hike at Alice Lake.. so I had too..
Well early this morning I looked outside and said I have no excuses not to,go it looked as if it was going to be a sunny day.
I sure wasn't expecting what I found at the trail head. Also it begins to snow. The trails are sheer ice I'm Not prepared for that. I only have one hiking pole and no spikes on my hiking boots. I decide to forge ahead hoping the path will clear.. it does not. So instead of hiking the four lakes trail 6 k. I hike around Stump Lake 1.5 km and drive to another trail that is clear...
I go from winter to glorious spring in matters of a few minutes...

As I park the car I am blown away at the difference. The snow has stopped and everything is looking so green.. so off I go to get my steps...

March 4, 2017 (Today)
Activity: 11,497 steps (5.3 miles). I hope to out again later this afternoon









. Winter
Now a few minutes drive ...
. Spring











Now you see the difference..



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I like gnomes .. take a photo and share your collection



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After two day off it is back to work with me LOL I think I will be cleaning up the house once I get home. I never know what my client has in store for me .I really need to give rival a bath too.And I want to bring my fairy garden stuff up from the shed and put it back out in the yard.Picked up a few more gnomes for it yesterday :)
Have a blessed day


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Arlene

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher



There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.



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3/3/17 10:50 P

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March 3, 2017 (6.2 miles) Rain - pouring rain
13,401 steps (6.2 miles)

Virtually... Appalachian Trail
Done: 316.8 mi / 682,343 steps
To-Do: 1,885.2 mi / 4,060,766 steps

How to keep myself motivated to walk -- especially in the pouring rain? Well today I walked to the post office to mail,several postcards. Then I decided to head north along the Sea to Sky Trail. The last I remember it was not completed in this section- today I walked along to see how far they have gotten. Wow the trail is done to the new subdivision they are building. I think if it was more dry I would had kept going.. but at this New subdivision I turned around.. I was getting wet. I'll be back either by foot, or I'll get the bike out.. almost time to start riding my bike.

Tomorrow-- we'll see how motivated and how I feel in the morning I want to hike at Alice Lake Provincial Park.. my day pack is packed with treats and a change of clothes.







I'm craving burgers.. help,me to,stay strong .. I must resist



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3/3/17 8:55 A

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Nice pictures Marty we have a park pass too.It really helps with fees. I got it for Jimmy when he turned 62.We get into the national parks free .Nice nice too. Coll idea walking the trail .Is it a phone app?
I usually try to walk 5 miles a day
Hope you get your lake date too Lee. Sounds wonderful.
It was really nice yesterday .We worked around the yard. I had to replant all of my vegetable starts for the garden ,The soil I bought to start them in had bugs in it.So I sacked them and am starting over.I will never buy miracle grow again .
This morning have to take Bisbee back to the vet. I had his teethe cleaned and it appears he still has a tooth ache.He cries when I brush his teeth so I want that checked out.Don't mind paying for a service but I am pretty sure I can see a bad tooth in there.
Have a blessed day :)

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Arlene

Mountain Time Zone


Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher



There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.



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A good snow over night, but too warm to stick, did have a little ice on the windshield this morning. Walk outside however, 30 degrees but it felt good. Great sunrise. Enjoyed the birds again this morning, waiting for the butterflies. Only supposed to get to 41 today, hope it gets warmer, want date night at the lake again.

Have a blessed weekend.

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3/2/17 5:54 P

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Pouring rain in Squamish. I woke early, hoping it would be clear, I waited all morning sitting on the couch hoping... even the Dalhousie slept on the footstool hoping I would not take him out in the pouring rain. Finally I had to get off the couch.. I need to get my ten thousand steps in..
I woke the Dalhousie-placed his raincoat on, I put my rain pants on and my raincoat and out the door we went. Dalhousie just went around the block - then I returned him to the warm dry footstool. I on the other hand went back out into the pouring rain.

I'm hiking virtually the Appalachian Trail on walking4fun -- here is my progress so far...

March 2, 2017 (4.8 miles) .. I hope to get a few more steps in today... we'll see

Appalachian Trail
Done: 309.0 mi / 665,633 steps
To-Do: 1,893.0 mi / 4,077,475 steps

Stage 12: Sams Gap
Done: 10.9 mi / 23,526 steps
To-Do: 18.3 mi / 39,371 steps

I'm so excited.. I've been waiting forever for this to come in the mail... and today it came..



I want to visit as many Provincial Parks as I can this year.. that is one of my New Year resolutions..

I'm so happy also... I bought my self two new Morakniv yesterday



Now I have four
. You can never have too many..



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3/2/17 10:16 A

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It was 36 before up to 50 ready. Nice and sunny.I was just out cleaning the feed shed. Have to get hay today for the goats. It at least lasts a while now because I sold two of the goats back in December.
Yesterday I sacked my tomato starts they were not looking good at all so will replant today. I saw some bugs. I am thinking they were in the miracle grow soil we picked up.
Love your pictures Marty you are sharing with us. I think I told you I have a special affection for robins... So silly the minds of little kids. At nearly 58 I still think they show up for my birthday LOL
Lee those wild boys sound like something else. I bet I would die laughing
Have a great day I am off to make some breakfast and get chores started

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Arlene

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher



There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.



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Big difference from 68 degrees yesterday when I walked and 32 this morning, but still a great walk outside, birds were singing everywhere, cardinals. mockingbirds, doves and even those 3 ole crows. Beautiful sunrise.

My boys lived up to wild boys last night, seems like all the kids were. Long bus route afterwards to, got home around 9:30.

Have a blessed day

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