From my more recent travels...

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From my more recent travels...

Postby skypup » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:05 pm

From some recent travels...

Hawaii, last Fall:


In the mountains above Boulder, two weeks ago:


You know who, tuckered out, this summer:


Me 'n Sky in our hammock (we really do hike before we lay about):


Look, CCers, there's a town for us!


Sometimes ya gotta make choices in life (Oregon a month ago):


My nephew in Colorado, one reason why I go:


Just 'cause I think it's funny:


Life is not to be given up lightly... and now I am off to chemo.
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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby KWT » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:10 pm

That looks great skypup! Wish we could see more photos of people living their life.

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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby NWgirl » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:12 pm

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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby Sharona » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:05 pm

Beautiful! Looks like you had a fantastic time. You are Inspiring to do dome travel.
Dx CRC mets to lung, brain
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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby bitchslapped » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:22 pm

Breathtaking view of the mountains. Also a beautiful baby...could be the Gerber Baby.
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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby pollo65 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:24 pm

Wow, looks like you had a great time and even wore out a cattle dog! Pretty amazing, glad you made the decision to go. Great pictures too.
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met to aorta
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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby peanut_8 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:29 pm

Love the pics Skypup. Looks like you two are having a great time.
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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby juliej » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:04 pm

Great photos, Skypup! It looks like the one from Boulder was taken above tree line. How high were you (not a drug question)? :D A few weeks ago I went on a hiking/alpine rock climbing trip to North Cascades National Park in Washington. Wondered how my resected lungs would do in the high elevation, but they did great. Screw cancer!
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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby skypup » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:29 pm

juliej wrote:Great photos, Skypup! It looks like the one from Boulder was taken above tree line. How high were you (not a drug question)? :D Screw cancer!

Julie, it was a bit above 10,000'. I was moving slowly, but a few months ago didn't think it would be possible again. Yea, screw cancer!

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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby tchan8888 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:39 pm

Amazing! Keep it up!


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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:00 pm

Such wonderful pictures!!! Seeing that scenery I would be in awe! There is so much beauty around us that we sometimes overlook! I find nature very soothing!
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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby WifeOfMike » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:01 pm

Hey SkyPup,

I am so very, very glad you & the REAL SKY Pup did this trip- although amazed you did not kidnap the nephew cherub- what a doll!!!!
The pictures are AMAZING & I bet do not touch the memories tucked away with you forever

Thank you for sharing.... I look forward to any more pics you want to post. WOW!
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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby michelle c » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:10 pm

Wonderful pictures!!! Thank you for sharing!

Take care, sending you love and best wishes,

Michelle ❤❤❤
25 May 09 Dx with CC (sigmoid colon) 2 days after my 44th b'day
CEA prior to surgery 4.7
3 Jun 09 LAR - Stage III 3/10 lymph nodes
6 Jul - 10 Dec 09 12 cycles FOLFIRI
Genetic testing - inconclusive for Lynch
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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby Teddi » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:00 am

So glad you enjoyed your road trip! Thanks for letting me live vicariously. Loved the pictures.

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Re: From my more recent travels...

Postby Asterix » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:01 am

Thanks for sharing. Some nice pics there.
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FOLFOX+Avastin, Xeloda+Avastin
1 year NED
regorafenib Oct13-Feb14
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