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Matheson Lake, on the 3rd hike around
Patrick Childress
03/28/2010, New Zealand

I think we hiked around this lake 3 times before patrick was able to get this picture. This man will do ANYTHING for a good shot...

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04/20/2010 | Ned
And it's a very good shot!
Tramping on a Glacier...
Rebecca Childress
03/28/2010, New Zealand

One of our colder experiences in New Zealand....in the midle of the summer nonetheless!

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I'd Pick More Daisies

I'd Pick More Daisies
By 
Nadine Stair, age 85

If I had my life to live over,
       	I'd try to make more mistakes next time.
            	I would relax. I would limber up.
      I would be sillier than I have on this trip.
      I would be crazier. I would be less hygienic.
   I would take more chances, I would take more trips.
  I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers, 
		and watch more sunsets.
I would burn more gasoline. I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
  I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones.
         You see, I am one of those people who lives
    prophylactically and sensibly and sanely, 
	hour after hour, day after day.
 
               Oh, I have had my moments
  And if I had it to do over again, I'd have more of them.
        In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. 
	   Just moments,one after another.
      Instead of living so many years ahead each day.
     I have been one of those people who never go anywhere
    without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gargle, a
		raincoat, and a parachute.
 
    If I had to do it over again, I would go places and do things.
                       I'd travel lighter than I have.
      If I had my life to live over, I would start barefooted
         earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall.
           I would play hooky more. I wouldn't make such good grades
		      except by accident.
                   I would ride on merry-go-rounds.
 
                        I'd pick more daisies!