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Ivona
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Back from N.H.

Postby Ivona » Tue May 25, 2010 7:03 pm

We had a fabulous long weekend, just like in the 'old' days B.C. (before cancer). The weather was hot, sunny and buggy :o but we were well prepared for the critters. Here are some photos of me on the hikes.

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Re: Back from N.H.

Postby salysue » Tue May 25, 2010 7:34 pm

Thanks for sharing your photos! The scenery is gorgeous.....and you look totally relaxed! Wonderful!
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Re: Back from N.H.

Postby BrownBagger » Tue May 25, 2010 8:48 pm

Great pics and scenery, Ivona. Ain't life grand?

I bet Skifletch is salivating like Pavlov's dog at the sight of that mountain scenery.
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Re: Back from N.H.

Postby Terry » Tue May 25, 2010 8:55 pm

Where was that at? It looks wonderful! You do look relaxed:)
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Re: Back from N.H.

Postby SkiFletch » Tue May 25, 2010 9:30 pm

BrownBagger wrote:I bet Skifletch is salivating like Pavlov's dog at the sight of that mountain scenery.


Why is there a wet spot on my shirt? :). Great pics Ivona, looks like some nice views. Definitely jealous
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Re: Back from N.H.

Postby jenhopesprays » Tue May 25, 2010 10:20 pm

Nice pix....

Thanks for sharing Ivona.
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Re: Back from N.H.

Postby hopeful » Tue May 25, 2010 10:32 pm

Beautiful photos, Ivona, both you and the scenery. It looks so relaxing. I'm glad you had warm weather for your trip. We're freezing here in CA. (Well, maybe not freezing, but the temps are the lowest in over 50 years--Be glad you didn't visit here!)
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Re: Back from N.H.

Postby Ivona » Wed May 26, 2010 8:45 am

Terry wrote:Where was that at? It looks wonderful! You do look relaxed:)



White Mts of New Hampshire. I've been going to this precious little paradise for over 20 years! For all you New Hampshire-ites out there....you have a wonderful piece of heaven on earth...keep taking good care of it!! :)
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Re: Back from N.H.

Postby joeyooser » Wed May 26, 2010 9:07 am

I'm glad you were able to get away and have a good time ;-)
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Re: Back from N.H.

Postby jscho » Wed May 26, 2010 9:13 am

Nice photos Ivona! It makes me miss my home state (Vermont, which is a nicer version of N.H. in my unbiased view), though not the flying insects. Not that we know anything about those in Canada.

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Re: Back from N.H.

Postby weisssoccermom » Wed May 26, 2010 9:34 am

Ivona,
Yes NH is beautiful. Used to live there years ago - first in Milford and then Londonderry. The White Mts. are fabulous....although compared with what we have here in the Pac NW/West Coast, the White Mts. are still 'baby' mountains. Still....after being in the midwest where everything is absolutely FLAT, those pics are wonderful! Hey, how do you post a pic like that?? I have one of Terry and me in Chicago but have no idea how to post it. Let me know how you did it.

You look very relaxed and happy in those pics Ivona. I'm really glad to see that things are getting back to 'normal' for you and that you can continue doing the recreational activities that you love to do. Don't let cancer interfer with what your passions are.

Take care and thanks for sharing. I envy you being in NH....I would LOVE to go back for a visit.

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Re: Back from N.H.

Postby Ivona » Wed May 26, 2010 9:52 am

Thanks Jaynee. Yeah, the Whites ain't no Rockies...but they are only a 5-6 hr drive from home so I can't complain. :D I'll take whatever mountains I can get!! :lol:

To post pics here. YOu need to upload your pics to a picture website such as Photobucket or similar site that provides you with the image code. You then copy the image code.. it will have the word img between square brackets and then the path to the pic ending in another square bracket with the word img. You then simply paste this line of code into your post. And voila.

Good luck! :mrgreen:
dx'd Oct '08 (age 48)
T3bN2Mx
9/23 LN's
resection Nov '08
Folfox Jan '09 - March '09
Xeloda March 24/09 - July 6/09

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Re: Back from N.H.

Postby NWgirl » Wed May 26, 2010 12:39 pm

You look marvelous!!!!! And what beautiful scenery - I'm so jealous!

Okay - that's really lame - I do live in the PNW!!!!! So I have no real reason to be jealous! :lol: So glad you had fun and got to do some hiking!
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Re: Back from N.H.

Postby garbovatwin » Wed May 26, 2010 4:49 pm

Absolutely Fabulous.
Thank you for sharing darling.

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