Sunday, December 30, 2007

The New Year

This time last year, Jon and I were preparing for a January 3 flight to the 50th state, so our minds were on the beach and snorkeling. This coming year, no Hawaii. We're looking forward to lots of winter biking instead. But I can't help but think about the trip: Three weeks on Kauai. Hiking, snorkeling, eating and getting tan. A little beach camping.

An intriguing tunnel hike turned into a muddy adventure where the only other hikers we saw were also from Alaska.

But most of the hiking led to sunny places with views of the ocean.

A friend of mine years ago told me that you should do what you love on January first because that's what you'll do for the rest of the year. This New Year's Eve, after a short day at work, we decided we'll head out to the park. A midnight ride through the wooded, snowy trails. I can't think of a better place to be when the clock strikes midnight here in Anchorage than on the trails with Jon and our bikes.

May you do what you love in the new year!

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