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A Walk Around Loughton

Friday, October 22nd, 2004 in Buckinghamshire
A Walk Around Loughton

Time has been flying past me and I can’t seem to catch up. The summer was filled with a hankering to drop all responsibilities and just go back to Maui. Of course, there was reality to deal with and instead of returning to paradise I took on a massive home renovation project. I hired a contractor to tear out all the old, filthy carpets from my house and replace them with hardwood floors. I also had new doors and new trim installed throughout most of the house. The project was very stressful (of course) as I had to basically move out of the house. When the project was finished, I needed a break and flew to the UK to see Phil.

The days in October are short and more often than not quite grey. But that doesn’t detract from the beauty of Britain in the fall. The muted skies give off a gentle light and the weather is rarely too cold to get out for a daily walk. So here are a few pictures from a recent walk around the nearby village of Loughton.

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Assortment

Gem Lake
Gem Lake 1
Since today was only our second full day in Estes Park and we were still exhausted from our busy schedules leading up to this vacation, we set low expectations for ourselves.
Our Avocados
Our Avocados
As you can see, we made it to Hawaii. But not until we suffered a few days of total exhaustion in Seattle. We slept so much we barely made it out of the hotel. I suppose that’s what we get after working relentlessly for too many hours.
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
So far on this vacation, I’ve done little more than sit in the car, play Wasabi Sudoku on my iPad and hobble from one gallery to the next along the length of Canyon Road.