Wednesday, December 31, 2008
the good in 2008
Every year has its rough spots and challenges. This year the Anchorage biking and outdoor-loving community sure had our share. It was one of the coldest summers on record with lots of rainy days. Two people were seriously hurt by two different brown bears in my favorite park leading to an exodus of park users and a trail closure. Politically, Alaskans had to do lots of explaining to friends in the Lower-48 after our governor became a vp candidate. Some politicians went on trial and to jail.
But, looking back there were plenty of positives in my 2008.
I went to Italy with my aunt.
I rode my snow bike lots, especially with Jon.
Jon helped me build wheels for my single-speed project.
I got a new distributor for my book.
I skied with my friends, Jo-Ann & Corinne.
We had more snow in one day in April than we ever expected! (That's maybe not necessarily good, but it gave us something to talk about.)
I biked with my friends, the Alaska Dirt Divas.Jon & I hiked.
Skinny bike trails were built by Singletrack Advocates.
We didn't get rained on during my birthday ride.
My friends & I had three sunny days in a row for our biking overnighter at Eklutna Lake!
Jon & I flew south to experience summer.
Our candidates won! (all but one; sorry Ethan)
I still have health insurance!
Jon and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary.
The journey continues.
I wonder what 2009 will bring,
Adventures and quests.
Small discoveries and joy.
May you share it with friends.
May you remember to get more photos
of you with your sweetie.
Happy New Year!