Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Review

The Hikes of 2017:

A total of 48 balloons packed out of the woods:

10 comments:

  1. I loved the video and found it touching to see Shawnee again. Your colorful collection of balloons is testament to your efforts to improve our environment. I miss the days when I could manage more challenging hikes, but your blog helps me remember. Have a wonderful New Year!

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    1. Thank you, Bill. All the best to you in the New Year!

      Daniela

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  2. Oh Shawnee, how I miss you so much! You were the best hiker ever!

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    1. That she was, the best hiker ever! I always try to remember that Dr. Seuss quote: “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

      Daniela

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  3. What a wonderful video with such nice memories of Shawnee and now new memories with you new dog. Have a happy, Healthy, Prosperous and peaceful New Year! Joanne from NJ

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    1. Thanks, Joanne. Happy New Year!

      Daniela

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  4. Thank you so much for the year's hikes. Like many many others I loved seeing Shawnee again and miss her very much but I am so happy for Brodie being saved and turning into a very likable hiking partner for you. Wishing you and Brodie a very Happy Hiking New Year.
    Bill from Clifton

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    1. Thanks, Bill. Ah yes, Brodie with a bad case of cabin fever. Just too darned cold this weekend and staying home isn't sitting well with him. I think I am creating another hiking monster. Happy New Year!

      Daniela

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  5. Thank you for the video! You sure covered a lot in 2017...even though Shawnee was only with us until August, she hiked much more than probably most other dogs over 2 or 3 years! But it does indeed sound like Brodie is rapidly beginning to fill Shawnee's "shoes" (at least, in his attitude!)

    Excellent job with the balloon collection too...48 -- doesn't this almost double last year's total? Looks like a lot of "Happy Birthday" ones, but it *surely* wasn't a happy day for the parks/trails on the day those balloons landed in them!

    Anyway -- I look forward to another year of your adventures, as I'm sure Brodie does too!

    -- Jim

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    1. Thanks, Jim. Yes, Brodie has caught the hiking fever and he totally knows the difference between a work day and a hiking day. In 2016 I found 20 balloons so yes, more than double in 2017.

      Daniela

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