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November is coming up!  Time to reprise the “Things I’m Thankful For” theme!!

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New Year’s Eve // 2012

End of the year!  (And post 777)

I guess it’s obvious and important to note that I couldn’t capture EVERYTHING, but hopefully looking back one day, this blog can serve for quick reminders of good moments and memories.

To round out the “Things I’m Thankful For” series…  my parents, Henning, Penny, family members unnamed, everyone who has been kind to me and probably those who haven’t.  Thank you to anyone who inspired me, anyone who included me and anyone who let me include them.

Below is the lazy man’s collection of photos I found when cleaning out my phone, in random order.  Most of them are from 2012.
All have something positive in them.

Photo Jul 01, 1 28 05 PM

Photo Jul 01, 1 56 09 PM

Photo Jul 01, 1 59 40 PM

Photo Jul 01, 2 05 33 PM

Photo Jul 05, 12 12 43 PM

Photo Jul 06, 12 11 49 AM

Photo Jul 07, 12 21 09 AM

Photo Mar 09, 12 09 29 PM

Photo Mar 23, 11 58 16 PM

Photo Oct 07, 5 52 56 PM

Photo Sep 02, 8 42 15 AM

Photo Sep 14, 2 14 01 PM

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Photo Dec 14, 8 41 21 PM

Photo Dec 27, 12 11 48 AM

Photo Jan 03, 11 00 28 PM

Photo Jan 30, 8 02 17 PM

Photo Jan 30, 8 02 54 PM

Photo Dec 31, 4 31 11 PM

Photo Jan 02, 9 13 52 PM

Photo Jan 02, 9 14 04 PM

Photo Dec 31, 9 13 30 PM

To health and happiness in 2013,

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Feijoada & PDQ

I’m thankful for – Day #20 – Hannah

Even though Hannah is currently in a different part of the world, today’s post is an homage to her and our friendship.

At Cavanaugh Park
Where I used to sit
All alone in the dark
And dream about things
That I cannot say
You always said destiny
Would blow me away…

Photo Dec 29, 6 48 18 PM

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Anza-Borrego State Park

I’m thankful for – Day #17 – Adventures

My goal for this vacation was really to do as little as I possibly could.  Read, relax, sit at Starbucks, enjoy people’s company…
That said, every now and again you’ve gotta let people take you on an adventure to revive that sense of awe and wonder in all of us.

Henning and I joined Steve & co on a hike in the Anza-Borrego State Park, east of San Diego.  It was nice to be back to the desert for a day.

Driving into the clouds at sunrise…

Photo Dec 27, 7 07 26 AM

Journey 1:
Entering Hellhole Canyon in search of the fabled Maindenhair Falls…

Photo Dec 27, 9 38 26 AM

“They Didn’t Bring Enough Water”…. got it…

Photo Dec 27, 12 25 13 PM

Jumping cholla cacti…

Photo Dec 27, 12 00 21 PM

Finding an oasis (palm tree jungle)…

Photo Dec 27, 10 46 34 AM

…and lots of boulders…

Photo Dec 27, 11 00 02 AM

Photo Dec 27, 10 47 17 AM

Photo Dec 27, 11 33 54 AM

…and… not quite a waterfall.

Photo Dec 27, 11 08 11 AM

Well… it was fun anyway…

Photo Dec 27, 12 06 40 PM

…and beautiful.

Photo Dec 27, 12 11 14 PM

Photo Dec 27, 12 13 17 PM

Journey 2:
Slot canyons… (didn’t know we had these in California?!)

Photo Dec 27, 1 31 55 PM

Photo Dec 27, 1 37 49 PM

Photo Dec 27, 1 41 51 PM

Photo Dec 27, 1 42 35 PM

Photo Dec 27, 1 43 49 PM

Photo Dec 27, 1 45 17 PM

Journey 3:
Feet too tired!
Viewpoint instead…
Salton Sea behind the guys.

Photo Dec 27, 3 03 04 PM

Photo Dec 27, 3 05 18 PM

Photo Dec 27, 2 20 28 PM

-S