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7/23/16 10:11 A

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My mom is up for the weekend, so we're headed out to Lake Tahoe soon, should be pretty, and cooler over there!

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7/22/16 10:43 P

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. This afternoon I took Noni to the lake for swim.

it was too cold for me to make the plunge today. Yesterday was perfect - hot, calm, and sunny - not today. Today was windy, overcast and a chill in the air.

On a positive note I found my sunglasses laying in the muck where I put the kayak in yesterday.





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7/21/16 9:44 A

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I went on a short hike, to Alice Lake Provincial Park earlier this month, I left Noni in the kitchen to serve our guess after I had prepared the meal. This me time was so needed.
I brought our little MSR camp stove to make tea and heat up some chili down by the river.
All in all I spent three hours just relaxing soaking up some sun and unwinding mentally.








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I'm planning a night hike soon, though I'm unsure of where just yet. Possibly somewhere in the Whites, though I have to get some input from my hiking buddy.

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7/19/16 11:37 P

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The season keeps crawling forward.. I do have a good front of the house coordinator now but the dishwasher boys are driving us all crazy. There is hope of improvements- when is October?

I had two days off together with my wife and we left camp and went to our condo. Today is my mothers birthday so we celebrated it with her.
Yesterday we drove to Vancouver and watched Tarzan, I enjoyed it.
Here are a few pictures of our weekend..
mom is 80

family

Noni made this cake

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Well 165 hungry campers are arriving tomorrow for the next two weeks.. Back to the grind.



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7/18/16 9:55 A

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took the mountain bikes out yesterday on a road we haven't done in a few years, nice to get out and revisit familiar territory!

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7/15/16 12:09 P

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Thanks for that, Kayotic. I ways check the ranger stations before we head out. I have been watching things unfold online to the best of my ability.




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7/15/16 9:50 A

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I've been to the top of Lassen Peak a couple of times, you probably want to check the trail conditions before you go.

Been getting the usual trails to work, hope to get out this weekend too!

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7/12/16 9:59 A

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I enjoyed a great walk at Garden of the Gods in Illinois last weekend! You can read about it on my blog at: http://happytrailshiking.com/home/a-walk-i
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In other news, I've gotten 7.5 miles on foot this week toward my goals and am planning a State Park trip for next weekend and hikes on my vacation. Has anyone been to Lassen Volcanic NP? Looking for great hike suggestions.

Make a great day!




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7/8/16 9:46 P

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We got some hiking in over the long weekend too...we ended up camping at Silver Lake on the June Lake loop off of HWY 395 in the Eastern Sierra, and explore some new territory! We hike to Gem lake one day and Yost lake the next.

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7/6/16 9:23 A

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This past weekend, I hiked to the lakes surrounding one of the local ski areas. It was gorgeous, but all uphill on the way there, we actually climbed up one of the ski hills. We didn't go to the summit, but the lakes were beautiful enough, and 4.9 miles.
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Tomorrow, I'm going to do one of my favorite hikes with another friend of mine, and every time I do this one, I'm always amazed at how beautiful it is, and how easy it's getting after struggling with it so much last year. Stewart Falls on the Alpine loop is one of my most favorite hikes in Utah County Utah.
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7/4/16 3:29 P

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Went on an almost 5 mile section of the Appalachian Trail that I am familiar with. I went alone this morning and enjoyed it so much. It was so peaceful and beautiful. Climbing rocks and hills, going over and under fallen trees. It was a beautiful hike!

Hope everyone is enjoying their 4th holiday! :)

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6/25/16 11:03 A

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Ediscski, it was a bit of both!

Marty, good luck with those events, that's a lot of mouths to feed!

Hope to get out hiking the hills out back today sometime....I have a few steps to get in to make my fitbit happy!

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6/25/16 9:19 A

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Response to KAYOTIC. Sounds like it was adventurous & a little rough

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6/22/16 10:21 A

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Spring contract is ending - phew I survived the most stressful season yet at camp for me -- Monday summer season begins - hopefully it is better... But first I must survive a BBQ Thursday for 175+ and another one on Friday for 350+ . There is a weekend off the last one Noni and I have together until --- whom knows when.....

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6/19/16 7:08 P

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We were able to get a few hikes in on our trip. A 5-6 miler turned into 8+ miles near Spearfish, SD when we lost the trail... We took a short hike on paved trail around Devil's tower in Wyoming, and I got a touch of altitude sickness headache hiking up to Hades Pass near Granddaddy also in Wyoming. We did walk around a bit in the Badlands as well. All in all a nice trip!

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Maybe a local hike or two in between, but the weekend of the 24th we will be camping and doing a lot of hiking at Wildcat Mountain State Park.

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6/14/16 10:33 P

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Hiked Deer Creek Canyon Park today with sister, my dog & her dog. Just a quick after work hike (2.7 mile loop). Beautiful evening, got a break from severe late day thunder storms.

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6/9/16 9:10 A

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Hoping to get some hiking in soon!

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6/7/16 11:52 A

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That is a gorgeous picture :)

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6/7/16 1:01 A

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I'm still alive, been dealing with so much stress at work this season,,





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6/2/16 9:29 A

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I'll be hitting my trail to work in a few minutes, loving the hiking pics! Glad you all are getting out, now that summer is on it's way in the north, there should be ample opportunity to be outside! emoticon

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6/2/16 6:32 A

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nice, I live in Littleton & have hiked that trail a couple times. I like the area off that trail where you can watch the rock climbers.

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Maxwell Falls in Evergreen, CO

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6/1/16 5:00 P

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Now that the weather is starting to get nicer I plan on doing some hikes along the North Umpqua trail in Oregon's Umpqua National Forest.

The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are the moments when we touch one another. (Jack Kornfield)

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Went hiking near Woodland Park Colorado this past Sunday 5/29, hike a peak informally called the "pyramid" actual peak called Signal Butte I think. Pikes peak is the view across the way.









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Yes, love the pics, Marty!

I've seen the goslings that live in my park 3 times now, so cute! They do spice up my trail commute to and from work!

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5/24/16 6:09 A

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great pictures

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Celebrating Victory Day






















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We had 4 turkey vultures sitting on our back fence yesterday...quite a sight! And I enjoyed a nice hike in the coolish air, but the sun was out, and the wind was calm, so it turned out nicely.

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This was Saturday



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5/22/16 10:37 A

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It's been very windy (and a little on the cooler side) the past few days, but this morning it's calm, and sunny! Hope to hit the trails today!

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I'm off three days - three days ... Yes YES
So far I am up early - laundry started - coffee made - cooked eggs for Noni and me. I wrote two postcards and I'm going to place my food order in for Tuesday delivery.. ( ok that is work - but once I do it I don't have to think about it again - do I ?)

Then the decisions of what to do on this long weekend -- hoping to go on a bike ride in Vancouver area some where..
- not too warm or sunny where I am right now...



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Nice pic Elizabeth, glad the bees weren't too aggressive!

Nice bike ride, Marty!

I had my trail commute today, pretty routine, I did take the long way home through the arboretum.


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Sunday was my turn to work - Noni was off... I was to have the whole day off on Saturday but I couldn't leave Noni all alone so I worked in the morning to help her out then I went to the Vancouver area... Sunday after lunch was finished I was off, so Noni and I went to Stanley Park to ride together.. Surprisingly what one can do with your free time if you actually get moving...



















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Part two

















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Looks like a nice ride MKMMARTY!

I ended up having to take my puppy to the Vet Saturday morning because he hasn't been feeling well... Turns out he has a throat infection so he's been coughing / hacking quite a bit. Poor baby! But now he has some medicine and is on the mend. After I got back I didn't want to drive somewhere to go hiking so I went on a nice walk, watched some hang gliders, found a stream and came a little too close to some honey bee boxes in the hills. The bees didn't like how close I got and encouraged me to leave! I didn't want to get stung so I quickly walked the other way. Lol!

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Nice views!

I started out a bit chilly on yesterday's hike through the park, but the sun did make an appearance too, it was a nice hike!

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I have been out riding whenever I can get away from the kitchen












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Great backpack plans with your daughter, Tai!

Nice hike to the waterfall, Elizabeth!

JLC, I had some mud the other day on my trail, but it's fairly dry now.

I ran in to work today....took the longer way back through the arboretum since it was so nice out.

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looks like it was fun & nice pics

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Today, I hiked a 3.5 mile trail at my local park. No hills, but it was super muddy in places and at one point I was walking through a ginormous puddle that never seemed to end. But I was able to try out my hiking shoes in a good amount of water and I am really impressed how well they worked. What was nice was it was a trail I used to horseback ride on when I was a kid that I haven't been to in years, so it brought back a lot of great memories. My next hike is Wednesday, and I'm thinking it's going to be a short hilly hike to get in the hills. That's one bad thing - there are barely any hills around me.

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Sounds like fun, Taijiman! I've recently started backpacking with my son. It's awesome to get away from it all with the kids and spend some quality time together!

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Watched the weather forecast for Saturday, showed rain possible around 11-12... My son didn't want to wake up so we got a late start and had a drive ahead of us. Made it to the falls and back with only a few sprinkles. Looks like the rain didn't hit our side of the mountain. Felt GREAT to get out. I was worried a little about the elevation and incline but I wasn't too slow although my son says otherwise! He gets sidetracked easy and bored hiking when he has to wait for slow mom. I don't take him all the time but knew he'd like this one. Enjoy the pictures!



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26 y/o daughter AKA as wilderness danger ranger girl is getting married in September. She wants to take a backpacking trip with Daddy. I think we will go to GW national Forest. My favorite short route is Big Schloss on the VA/WV line.

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Hope you're able to get to the waterfall!

I saw a bunch of goslings on my run in to work this morning, so cute!

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hopefully you can get out, have fun

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Solo hiking is fun. It gives you time to think or just clear your mind and take in all the surroundings. I've been slacking getting out and hiking the past few months. I know I'm not as strong as I was this time last year and it's hard to accept. I need to get out more for my health and my own sanity. One of the highways here that closes in the winter just reopened Friday. I had planned to go out last Sunday in search of a waterfall along that section... I woke up not feeling good so I stayed home. Between mothers day plans this coming weekend, I hope to sneak away for a few hours and have some me time to find it! I'm posting her to help hold myself accountable. Pictures to follow when I get back! :)

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I'm mostly hiking solo these days, but pretty close to home...It's sunny so far today, so I hope to hit those trails soon!

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Although I love hiking with people, it is also very peaceful to hike alone too, nice job

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Did my first solo hike today! Nothing big or fancy, just a quick hike up Mount Wachusett.

Hoping to hit up the Holyoke range next week.

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Hit the trails home from work today, they are filling up the pond and wetlands, lots of birds hanging out there!

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My next hike is going to be the eastern portion of the Mount Holyoke range.

My last hike was Mount Monadnock via the white cross and white dot trails.

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Tai, we visited Dolly Sods a few years back, cool place, unfortunately for me it was a bit rainy, so didn't really get it in great weather, but it was interesting to see it.

Erin, nice pics! Looks like a fun hike! Maybe you can explore more of the trail next time?

I'll be running in to work tomorrow, and hope to take the longer way back again, my fitbit didn't seem to pick up all my steps on Tuesday, so I'll see if it works tomorrow!

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...We just moved to a new city....so trying to find local hiking trails! Tried out a new one last week; twas a neat little place. See like there are fewer options in this area though.

Pics from the new hiking trail (though we weren't on the actual trail for long...)

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26 y/o daughter ( my wilderness danger ranger child) wants to relive some of the adventures we had when she was a girl. We plan to do the Dolly Sods/Roaring plans for a few days in July. Want to time it for the huckleberries.

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Love the mountain goats, did they join your picnic?

I'll be hoofing it in to work tomorrow....we got out last ski of the season in on Saturday. I thought we had another week...should have read that last e-mail more carefully!

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This afternoon we did a 30 km bike ride









So far it has been an excellent weekend and I still have one more day off.. But tomorrow we will be driving into Vancouver... This will be stressful




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Happy days off - decided to go on a picnic














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emoticon ran in to work yesterday, spent the day in a casino (where people can still smoke indoors....) emoticon and ended up with a migraine....not sure if the 2 are related, but it did make the walk emoticon home not so fun! And ended up going to bed early after just a few bites of dinner...I think I may have gotten at least 10 hours of sleep last night! And woke up to wind and snow on the ground!

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Another good day



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No hiking for me as I settle into camp routine







So that was the beef and often I get asked for Yorkshire puddings





Vegetables and potatoes


And cake -Birthday cakes with camp owner's family and my birthday cake that Noni made




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Ha ha! I did my taxes today...but I owe the Feds, so they'll get theirs in a few days.

It was cloudy with a few sprinkles today, but I did get out and clean up the yard a bit in between the scattered raindrops.

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Taxes done and rebate in my bank account already.
I'm at camp now ..







just a tad chilly 14c inside



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I saw a black duck the other day at the pond (2 actually), not sure what they were, but cute!

Happy it's Friday! It's been busy lately...

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My commute to and from work
turkey vulture

bald eagle

spotted towhee









Then I had to clean and cook lunch





Time for home




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This was me doing some work on Sunday.
But first I had too begin cleaning the kitchen from the inactivity of the last six months


almost ready to go .. I now will get the toothbrush out and clean those hard to get places - I have a high standard when it comes to the safety and well being of the food and prepping areas - start off the season the best we possible can be because once the two hundred guess begin to arrive - the standard doesn't lessen - but the maintenance is harder to keep. We are a very primitive trailer kitchen yet we are cleaner than many restaurants I have worked in or have peaked in while visiting their establishments. Blame that on the fact I was a military chef and many years in hospital kitchens.





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I'm off work today, so we'll head out for some spring skiing soon!

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YES - I went and bought yet again another Handheld GPS. I have uploaded several caches.
Today - I'll go walk Dalhouise around our regular route to tire him out.. Then we will load the bikes onto the bike rack on the car drive 75km or so and go geocaching.
I must keep Noni happy so I'll limit my geocaching today.. There is an area she wanted to go back too that we rode two years ago - I can birdwatch, and geocache.
I'm so happy.... However this is my last week of freedom - work begins next Sunday...
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Great skiing conditions yesterday, and it was a beautiful sunny day, so had to get out an enjoy it, before the storm comes in tonight.



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. Dark eyed Junco



I think a Western Flowering Dogwood

Skunk Cabbage

a Dalhouise



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Enjoy the spring hiking, Marty!

Clay, we hiked the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago, those pic look familiar!

I'll be hoofing it to work on the trails tomorrow, I had snow on Tuesday, but it's melted so I hope the trails will be dry!

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Planning a hike in the Grand Canyon at the end of next month. Here are a few pics from last years hike.



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So yesterday I took Noni up to the highlands where Dalhouise and I had hiked at the beginning of February. We did the same rout s without getting lost this time. What I noticed was it seemed so much shorter to reach the end point then when I did it the first time. Much more comfortable hiking in known territory then going into the unknown.

So these are our signs of Spring bursting upon our beings, and take note of the Dalhouise wallowing in a little creek bed..



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Enjoying the beauty in your photos, Marty! Hope you get your GPS synced w/ your computer soon!

I had a nice hike back from work, took the trail through the arboretum, the daffodils are in bloom, so it's a great time to head down that path!

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This days was the first time this year that Noni came out riding with me. I'm sure it won't be the last, but our days are numbered for the freedom to just drop everything and go out to enjoy the sunshine and warmth. Camp season for me begins in about 15 days and 20 days for Noni. I really hope that this year I do get more opportunity and have energy to go out riding / walking / hiking more during the summer then I have had in the last few seasons. Still trying to figure out why my handheld GPS and computer won't work together - haven't geocache in so long now which makes me sad.

do you ever feel like your just an old rusty body of rusted pile of nuts and bolts?



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