What will the new year bring in that respect? It's hard to say. Impossible, rather. I will note that I'm getting older and just don't have the strength to do some of the things I did when I was younger. (Such as sitting at the keyboard and creating fiction for hours after I had just put in a full day of labor.) I'll keep trying and I'll keep writing, but production of fiction is terribly slow, these days.
I have made plans for 2015 to go camping, rafting, kayaking, and hiking. No solid plans to take any backpacking trips, although I have noted some long weekends when short backpacking opportunities may arise. We'll see.
I'm left with an old John Lennon quote (from "Beautiful Boy"):
'Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.'
|A "walking tree" in Congaree National Park in South Carolina.|
|Swimming in Salt Springs in Florida. My wife could not pry me out of this place. It remains one of my all-time favorite Florida springs.|
|Darkside Cliffs in the Wilson Creek area of the Pisgah National Forest.|