Best kind of repeats – PARADE repeats during the holidays.  Been 5 years.  How is that possible?

Everything Downtown decked in holiday colour, queued early for our town’s Lights parade at 7pm.  Fire Department always leads the annual array of floats.  Baton twirlers, carolers, Santa, Frosty & Native Americans too.  Not to mention ‘Bones’, the town’s Christmas dinosaur.  Every town has a Christmas dinosaur, right?  LOL>

GREAT way to kick off the Christmas season!  LOVE LOVE my Colorado hometown 🙂



Parade of Lights 2017



Enthusiasm is common.  Endurance is rare.


November 2017 update:  Month of Thanksgiving, time of thanks/gratitude/reflection.  Thankful for friends & family – saw both this month.  Visited my Mom & brother in Arkansas, completed a ‘nearby’ marathon.  Friends Dawn & Stephen travelled to Colorado.  Food fest’d, museum-toured Western Art, ran our local Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morn (canned goods donation to Sister Carmen).


December focus: STAY the COURSE

On track to complete 2,017 miles in 2017 next weekend at the big C Marathon.  Small charity run in the Pacific Northwest, 100% of proceeds go to cancer research.  Kicked off 2017 marathoning New Year’s Day, 10 days after my last chemo treatment.  Seems more than fitting I would end 2017 giving back, now being on the other side.


Race ReCap:  2 marathons, long 5-hour finishes: Rim Rock in Fruita, White River Marathon in Cotter AR.

Marathoning Streak:  celebrated my 4 year RUNniversary – 48 consecutive months marathoning!

Mileage ReCap:  ended November at 1,981 miles (only 36 miles from GOAL)



Holiday Grinch 2017



Thanksgiving decorations make a quick exit & Santa explodes in the living room.

Hey, hey it’s tinsel time.  Time of good cheer.

Fa-la-la-la-la, ‘tis the season to be jolly.

Annual migration of wildlife – not Santa’s reindeer but mule deer & Canadian geese.  HUGE flocks of geese, seasonal locals once again. Guess even snowy Colorado is ‘summer’ pilgrimage for some.  LOL>

Wrap your presents, send out cards.  It’s the hap-happiest time of the year ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯



Thanksgiving Day migration

(whole lotta geese on Hecla; sorry for the video quality, 3G Galaxy borrow)



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