Saturday, December 31, 2011

All things new.

"And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold I make all things new." (Revelation 21:5)

And so, by the grace of God, the new year begins for me with a new blog for the anticipated new adventures ahead. It was an incredible year last year, and one that will be hard to top. Perhaps the best of 2011 is the way it ended, spending time with my family together at Christmas.

Christmas with family: Front Rich and daughter, Heather, me, daughter Jennifer and Tony. Back: Granddaughters Rebecca & Ashley (Jennifer & Tony's), and grandsons Brandon & Ben (Heather & Rich's). The only ones missing are Rich's two almost grown children, David & Rachael, who live in NY.
The year also begins with a newly adopted dog, Simba. Simba is a 9-month old Pomeranian. He has already captured my heart.
Simba and I had a few days to get to know each other at Petersburg campground (GA) before our travel adventures begin on January 1st. He is a friendly little dog that is eager to please. I think he will become a great hiking buddy.
Hiking along the historic Augusta Canal. Back in the 1800's mules towed boats carrying goods along the canal. The tow path has been transformed into a hiking/biking trail.
Bandit and Simba learning to share. Bandit was getting a drink from the common water bowl. Simba was a little worried Bandit might want his food too, so he decided to eat it.
Wishing everyone a happy new year ahead. See you from the road!


  1. Yes, Bandit, Momma has the camera out, again! And you Bandit, are looking very fine. Looks like you are going to get along with your, new to you, brother, Simba. It's kind of hard to see where you leave off and he starts up. You have a lot to teach him about traveling and hiking. Well you can tell him what Roe told you about the hiking, but teach him about traveling. See you soon.

  2. What a wonderful way to start the year. Looking forward to traveling vicariously through the Southwest and Alaska as well as your wonderful day trips.
    And looking forward to the adventures of Simba (who doesn't know that cats don't eat dog food) and Bandit.

  3. Simba is a very lucky boy....his foster mom is proud to have picked such a great home for him...many thanks Liz for opening your heart and travels to Simba.

  4. Dear Liz, I think I finally got registered on your blog.
    Your Ne2w Year'a beginning thrilled me to pieces seeing you all together. You are so blessed and you know it too, what more can a mother ask for. Love your new little pup. He has such an adorable face and he has such an awesome Mom;)
    God be with you on your travles and thanks so much for sharing with me.
    Love you always, Alana Daisy`Mae and Duke