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Friday, August 11, 2006

Oh those Crazy Chain Gangs (borrowed from Mary's blog)

If you comment..
.1. I'll respond with something random I like about you.
2. I'll tell you what song/movie/recipe reminds me of you.
3. I'll name something we should do together.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me (or just me).
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you - that I remember.
6. I'll leave you a quote that is somehow appropriate to you.
7. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal so you can do the same for other people. [Really, I don't care if you post it or not.]

Our very own little Chewbacca

Well, someone left an anonymous comment about our newest addition here at hacienda del Nowacki's not being given his due attention here on the blog. So here you go, demanding little commenter that you are. I've been meaning to post about him.
This is our Chewy we adopted last Monday on Ryan's birthday. He is the sweetest dog you would ever want to meet. He is a collie/husky mix, approx. 2 years old. We adopted him from Rose Hope Animal Refuge in Waterbury. He was rescued from a kill shelter in Georgia, sent to Vermont where they had no room and back here.
He is so good with everybody and us. He and Daisy had their first walk together today and they both did very well. Daisy has been feeling a little displaced but seems to be doing much better now. Chewy will melt your heart the moment you get licked by him.

Bear Mountain Trek

Ryan and I took a wee trip out to Bear Mountain near the A.T. this week. Our original plan was to stay for 3 days and 2 nights. We hiked in the first day to Sages Ravine, camped then the following day hiked up the north side of the mountain, then down the other side and looped back around. Ryan was a great helper getting water from the stream, filtering it with me and lighting our little campstove. Our backpacking meals were good all except for powdered eggs yuck!
Just as we were settling in for the second night a bad thunderstorm came up. We rushed to get everything inside the tent, thought we were good then the tent leaked and we got soaked. So we decided to pack her up and see if we could make it the 4 miles back to the car before dusk, and we did it. I am so proud of my young man, no complaints after covering so much mileage in one day. It was great to be just him and I and the woods. We plan on backpacking more hopefully in lots of other places too. Special shout out to Eva the wilderness woman with many skills for helping us plan out our trip, I definitely wouldn't of been able to do this without her help!