Monday, December 31, 2012

Pause and reflect..

As a new year begins and we say so long to 2012, it is often a time to pause and reflect on the year that has passed..366 days..12 months..52 weeks..8784 hours?..

Where did all that time go?..Some of that time was spent working, sleeping, eating , watching TV, shopping, on the computer..oh and of course doing some fun stuff too..

I was off work for the first few months of 2012 with a ‘foot injury’….spent a lot of time rediscovering an old hobby of knitting..



..before we knew it Spring was here..

..and we welcomed a new ‘orange four -wheeled jeep’..


..a spring picnic at our favourite beach..Birch Bay, Washington


..and then it was the first camping trip of the season..


..June was a rainy month..we had one four wheeling trip..heading north to the town of Squamish and the  Britannia mines..


..before we knew it, July was here and were Monck Park bound..our last trip with our old tent trailer..


..mid July we purchased a brand new tent trailer..


..and then the next day we headed south towards Kalispell, Montana..


..and so began the adventures of Bart..


..not to worry..Tucker is still a common topic..



..while staying Montana we met up with Jim and Sandie Dixon..


our summer vacation also took us to the city of Nelson, B.C..and the home of our friends, Brenda and Ken..


..August went by very quickly..IMG_9928

I spent a week at Brae Island Regional Park..just me and Tucker..


..we celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary..


September we went to Manning Park, Coldspring Campground..


it was a bit chilly, but the furnace did a fine job of keeping us warm..too bad we had no running water?


..our last trip of the season was in mid September, Monck Park again..


..sunny and warm..and our friends, Robbie and Bob were camped right next door..


…it was a lovely weekend and a very nice ending to our camping season for 2012..


October was yet another month that went by so quickly..Thanksgiving weekend we went for a drive to Ross Lake..we should have taken the trailer..a perfect fall weekend..and an empty campground!


..November is my least favourite month..the days are short and the weather is not that good….dark before we even get home from work..rain and more rain..not one photo was taken?

..December..Christmas was the highlight..


..a light dusting of snow..IMG_0257

..and a turkey dinner with all the trimmings..

IMG_0303 if you made it to the end of my ‘highlight reel’ for 2012 I just want to say thank you! we head into 2013, we just want to wish all our blog readers a very Happy New Year, may 2013 bring you much happiness, good health and safely travelled miles and of course, a beautiful view out the windshield!


  1. Nice "Highlight Reel" Sue. Wishing you and Doug and the furkids all the best for 2013.

  2. Looks like another wonderful year under your belts! We'll definitely be seeing you in 2013!!
    Happy New Year!!! ox

  3. Now your are going to have to top 2012 with 2013,Looks like Tucker is in good shape we are having trouble keeping Rigg's weight down, so I pout him on short ration until he loses about 5 lbs, 1/2 cup in the morning at 07:00AM and another 1/2 cup at 05:00PM and they are half cups no cheating. of course he hounds all day like he is hungry.But when warmer weather hits and he is swimming he will get more natural exercise.Hope to meet up with you guys soon. Maybe a vacation trip to St Louis for you is in order,free camping at the Ranch, plus meals and sightseeing package, Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

  4. Happy New Year! Here's to even better memories when you look back at the end of 2013.

  5. Now is time to start making new memories for the 2013 wrap-up in twelve months. I'm hoping that this year will be the best ever for all of us. Happy New Year!

  6. Thanks for all the memories, Sue. We're really looking forward to 2013! Happy New Year to you and yours. (Paws and Reflect...sounds like good pet names for a dog and cat.LOL)

  7. Happy New Year to Doug and Sue. Best wishes to our Friends from the Northwest!

  8. Looks like you are feeding that bird IAMS. Happy New Year to you all.

  9. We have been tagging along with this year's fun-filled travels. Happy New Year.

  10. 2012 was great because we got to meet you guys. Looking forward to 2013 and hopefully another meet up. Happy New Year. Love ya Tucker.

  11. Where does time go and why so fast..Happy New Year!!

  12. We wish you the best. We are looking forward to seeing you again at Monck. X0X0X0

  13. Nice overview from the past year. Now you 2013 wish list can be fired up. Happy New Year.

  14. Our wishes for you and your family: A healthy and prosperous 2013!
    That was a great over view for 2012!
    Kathy, Grant and Molly

  15. Nice recap of 2012, glad we were with you the whole way. Here's wishing you much more fun in 2013! :c)

  16. Always looks good out our windshield in my opinion...At least we are still moving, eh?? A wonderful New Year to all of you and yours...Great reflections of 2012...As for 2013..BRING IT ON!!


  17. Happy New Year Sue, Doug and Tucker, hope 2013 is a fun year for you.

  18. A nice retrospective from fine folks; our best for 2013!


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