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enough snow by half
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welcome getaways to some very hikable places and a lot of scenic Swiss Jura snowshoeing.
What more could we hope for these days? (Well,
"what more", I ask? How about federal indictments for the Bush Gang!)
visit to the coast of Maine, USA, September-October 2007
early snow -- a few walks up Mont de Bière Devant the hard way, early November
week's hiking on Corsica, November-December 2007
weekend at the P'tite Auberge and some hiking above the Lac de Taney, December
few chilly hikes across Le Platforme with Dr Pirri, December 2007
Christmas in Ollon and hiking at Solalex, 2007
Year's Day hike and a festive fondue
snowy birthday hikes from the Col du Marchairuz, 3-4 January
New Year 2008 gets underway, with horrible depredations in Gaza, Darfur, Iraq,
Somalia, what's left of Afghanistan, infectious epidemics across half the world,
drought spreading inexorably, but some pretty promising snow in the Jura.
in the Jura, 13 and 20 January 2008
a promising start to the season, Pres. Bush's Global Warming kicked in and we
were really struggling, waiting for the snowy help that never comes.
hikes up above Bassins and with Dr Pirri to Les Echadex, early February 2008
in the forest of Amburnex, 10 February 2008
visit to our favorite mountain auberge, the P'tite Auberge at the Lac de Taney -- astonishing cuisine and ambiance, but, unfortunately, bronchitis (cough! pardon.),
the absence of good snow, a serious study tour to Bergamo, Italy, in late February
were becoming "bitter", as Sen. Obama would say, and beginning to embrace
religion, guns, anti-reproductive-choice, and credit cards, but now! THE
SNOW IS BACK. Easter weekend -- Jesus brought us a special gift.
really special gift and we almost got lost out in it. Mont-de-Bière Derrière,
21 March 2008
Dunanche farm, 23 March 2008, still snowing, oh lovely.
Lisa-hike, with semi-gourmet lunch, early April 2008
snowshoeing opportunities, late March and to mid-April 2008. We blame President
Bush for this.
de la Neuve with Dr Pirri in smooshy snow, 20 April 2008
visit from Chile for fondue, raclette, and pretty uncertain snowshoeing.
lot depends on whether Mr Cheney decides to go nuclear as law enforcement closes
in upon him -- then everybody's hopes and dreams are changed. It's a COP year,
so we're living from weekend to weekend anyway. Kristin's coming in May, with
some time in Rome, and again in August. Otherwise, work, work, work, until the
big COP in Changwon, South Korea, in October and November.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 22 April 2008, revised 11 April 2013.