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Misadventure

Friday, August 22, 2014

Today we hiked a trail that was poorly marked, and did not end up at our desired destination.
Tomorrow we WILl find the plane crash site on Mt Waternomee

  
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KATELJM 8/22/2014 9:37PM

    Thank goodness you were able to find your way back!

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REGILIEH 8/22/2014 9:23PM

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GRAMMYEAC 8/22/2014 5:10PM

    How far did you actually follow the description Malnati provides before you lost the trail? His hike was nearly 7 years ago, so many of his 'markers' have possibly disappeared or at least had their appearance altered.

Good luck on your hike tomorrow. Hope you find the crash site!

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NELLIEH1 8/22/2014 3:24PM

    But you did get back to base camp safe and sound! Perhaps you'll be part of the crew (another weekend) to get the trail labeled as it should be? WE just keep enjoying the "Event" time we had with you two!

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WIFE48 8/22/2014 2:48PM

    I hate it when I get lost too.

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FERRETLOVER1 8/22/2014 2:18PM

    Sorry you got lost! Love your determination. emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/22/2014 1:33PM

    Wow! How long ago was that plane crash?

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/22/2014 12:35PM

    Sounds fun

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Learning And Luxury Camping!

Thursday, August 21, 2014


We have a small used camper that we take with us on our trips. It is in good shape, and we love it. It allows us to stay where we want to be, and hopefully, one day, we will take the grandkids with us too.
Our next trip will be to the Lost River Boulders and Caves.

It is a very beautiful place to visit, with lots of history and science for me to learn and experience.
One thing I know for sure about teaching kids: they will usually be interested and excited about the things that I show true interest and excitement in.

  
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FORZACHANDMATT 8/22/2014 12:36PM

    Looks great

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MSLZZY 8/22/2014 11:58AM

    Looks like one of our fist campers when we had the kids. Just enough room to sleep.

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SIOL55 8/22/2014 7:04AM

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KATELJM 8/21/2014 6:21PM

    You certainly do get around!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/21/2014 12:50PM

    Awesome!

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PHEBESS 8/21/2014 11:52AM

    Camping is so much fun, no matter how you go - though I prefer slightly luxurious to really roughing it, LOL!

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1MORNINGWALKER 8/21/2014 9:57AM

    Beautiful, children sure do love these things, makes it more fun for us too. emoticon

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STARTINGINLIMBO 8/21/2014 9:45AM

    Very nice. Yes, I find that true for any age- if the teacher is really interested in it then I'm more interested in it!

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NASFKAB 8/21/2014 9:30AM

  WOW great

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NASFKAB 8/21/2014 9:30AM

  WOW great

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/21/2014 9:15AM

    Wow! How fun!!! We have 5 women that camp every October. I think you would enjoy that. So how about a road trip up here in October?

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NELLIEH1 8/21/2014 9:13AM

    Absolutely! That is a lovely NH place to visit...Our last one there was with a grand daughter! 'Tis lots of fun with the young-uns who spur us on...heehee. Enjoy!!!

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RD03875 8/21/2014 8:48AM

    We will get there one of these days, just not enough time some years!

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GRAMMYEAC 8/21/2014 8:37AM

    Can you do a science field trip with your students to Lost River?

It would be a wonderful opportunity.

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WILSONWR 8/21/2014 8:32AM

    It looks like a great place to visit! Yes, enthusiasm is definitely contagious, and there is nothing like sharing it with the young ones.

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FERRETLOVER1 8/21/2014 8:25AM

    Oh, boy! Can I stow away, please? I love scenery and waterfalls and trees and greenery and stuff like that. I just prefer not to sleep in a tent, so your camper would be really fun!

Have a fun trip - it looks lovely!

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PATSYB7 8/21/2014 7:25AM

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Kids definitely take their cues from us! Have a fabulous day!

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IOEINC 8/21/2014 7:09AM

    Looks like a lot of fun!!!!

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GOLFGMA 8/21/2014 6:57AM

    Those photos do make it look interesting. Have a wonderful trip! emoticon

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REGILIEH 8/21/2014 6:39AM

    So true!!!

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WDIPIM 8/21/2014 6:21AM

  That is great - enjoy

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DMEYER4 8/21/2014 5:58AM

  enjoy your camper. The pictures are great. thanks for sharing. I also love history and enjoy learning. Children do love to experience new things and the best vacations are the history ones. have a great day

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TRYINGHARD54 8/21/2014 5:58AM

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Life Is Like a Camera!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Words to live by!

  
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FORZACHANDMATT 8/22/2014 12:36PM

    Love this

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JANIEWWJD 8/22/2014 12:29AM

    I like this; thank you!!!! emoticon

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KATELJM 8/21/2014 6:54PM

    Well, that's why we take 2 shots of important moments.

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GENRE009 8/20/2014 5:34PM

    Cute picture. Am not sure what it meant by take another picture? eva

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NASFKAB 8/20/2014 10:41AM

  great so very true thanks for sharing

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STARTINGINLIMBO 8/20/2014 8:20AM

    :)

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GOLFGMA 8/20/2014 7:18AM

    Second chances are open to us when we don't get it right the first time in many situations, however, with our body we only have this one. Great that you gave us something to think about. We can't give up! emoticon

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ROX525 8/20/2014 7:15AM

    Wonderful words to live by at that!

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MARGARITTM 8/20/2014 6:30AM

    Great points Thanks

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Motivated!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

There are some things in life that it takes little to motivate me to to. I just love to be out in nature with my husband, so hiking and biking is easy. I deep cleaning, on the other hand, takes more motivation. Here is my motivation!

A visit from my son Sam sends me right into a cooking and cleaning spree!

  
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STARTINGINLIMBO 8/20/2014 8:23AM

    I know how that goes!!!! Nice/sweet/strong looking son you have. :)

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JANIEWWJD 8/20/2014 12:32AM

    I know exactly what you mean!!!!! emoticon

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GRAMMYEAC 8/19/2014 10:04PM

    Housecleaning of any sort requires motivation for me! And it's the same kind of motivation: my father-in-law, my brother, my son. If they announce they'll be visiting soon, I go into a cleaning frenzy.

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NELLIEH1 8/19/2014 3:58PM

    emoticon what a gift Sam is to you both!!

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PATSYB7 8/19/2014 11:25AM

    We invite people over on a regular basis as our motivation. LOL Especially with the beautiful weather we've had this summer--we have been outside. We'd rather be enjoying our gardens and gazebo than be inside cleaning. ;O) Have a great visit with your son!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/19/2014 9:51AM

    Outdoors generally wins over cleaning, so when it is an absolute necessity, it's aerobic cleaning! Guess that's not all bad either!

Good motivator there. Lovely picture.

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NASFKAB 8/19/2014 9:30AM

  enjoy your son's visit all the best

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MSLZZY 8/19/2014 9:21AM

    Very handsome son and a mother's pride and joy! HUGS!

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FERRETLOVER1 8/19/2014 8:53AM

    How wonderful - enjoy the visit!

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WILSONWR 8/19/2014 8:45AM

    That's what it takes to motivate me to clean also. I'm having a "get together" with friends this Friday, so I've got my work cut out for me to get everything in order. Good luck to you and enjoy your son's visit!

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/19/2014 8:39AM

    I agree with you on both points! I'd much rather be outside, but family or company is coming, that's what it takes to get me cleaning!

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IOEINC 8/19/2014 7:40AM

    Love the picture of you and your son. He looks a lot like you!!!

I have to agree with Golfgma!!! I love to cook for my son. My daughters are still picky eaters but my son loves everything I make for him.

Have a terrific Tuesday!!

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NELLJONES 8/19/2014 7:31AM

    Isn't it amazing how the kids are a motivator from the day they are born!

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GOLFGMA 8/19/2014 7:02AM

    My son has to be my favorite person to cook for. He loves most foods and it is easy to please him. Glad you have the opportunity to cook for your son! emoticon

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PMRUNNER 8/19/2014 6:22AM

    Have a great visit!

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DEW1960 8/19/2014 5:42AM

    LOL, I know just what you mean.

If my Dad was coming to visit me, I would be cleaning house for a week before his arrival.

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Thanks for sharing your blog post today.

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May God richly bless you & your family, today and everyday!

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Love,
Daniel Walker

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Saying good-bye to Summer

Monday, August 18, 2014

Transitions are important! Take time to prepare for the next phase of your life!
School starts in a week, and I am mentally preparing to go back.
1/ Clean my desk at home
2. Start the routine that I will use for the year-my early morning time goes so fast!
3. Organize my closet.
4. Pick the last of the berries and freeze them for winter.
5. Find some fun with friends or family.
Here is a photo of my cousin Joann, a retired teacher still having fun with flowers.

  
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STARTINGINLIMBO 8/18/2014 11:09PM

    Summer doesn't end until Fall begins late in September though!!! I'm hanging onto the actual summer as long as I can. I understand what you're saying, but enjoy it still!

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GRAMMYEAC 8/18/2014 8:53PM

    The weather here certainly is a precursor of transition!

We do establish a new rhythm as we move from summer to fall when children are one of our main foci.

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KATELJM 8/18/2014 4:10PM

    Aw, does that mean you won't be posting daily hikes!

Each season has its pleasures. At this house we welcome the cool weather around the corner.

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SWEETNEEY 8/18/2014 10:37AM

    Yes, we are coming to the end of the long vacation time. Where did the time go

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MSLZZY 8/18/2014 9:20AM

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Time to transition to fall. Canning and freezing
for the winter months because it is the only
chance you get until next year. Make it a great day!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/18/2014 9:13AM

    Not quite ready to say good bye to summer yet, but it's happening! LOVE LOVE LOVE that picture. You and she resemble each other!

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/18/2014 9:09AM

    That is good advice for any transition. BTW, your cousin looks a lot like you!

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DLITE719 8/18/2014 8:57AM

    I can't believe summer is almost over. I still need to can tomatoes and put up a bushel of chili. I will do that next weekend. For now I will get ready for work.

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NASFKAB 8/18/2014 8:06AM

  true

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FERRETLOVER1 8/18/2014 7:16AM

    Planning is essential for an organized life. Good job!

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68ANNE 8/18/2014 6:44AM

    It is a great time for all this preparation!

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PATSYB7 8/18/2014 6:44AM

    Very true words! I'm setting my alarm 15 minutes earlier every other day this week. No cannon involved. LOL Routines are important. Have a great day.

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LYNMEINDERS 8/18/2014 6:03AM

    OMGosh!!!!
You are saying goodbye to summer and I am so looking forward to ours....lol

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LEANJEAN6 8/18/2014 5:50AM

    I know--Fall is beginning----Lynda

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