Wrap it up, put a bow around it and kiss it good-by.
The final GONZO event of 2001 was the xxx Annual Boxing Day Hike to and
around Jack's Lake.
Eighteen (18) Gonzos left the comfort of their kennels to join for a
sojourn into the fire pit overlooking the lake. If you are sharp (or are
one of those with little to do), you will notice only 17 names listed.
That is because the author's brain is numb. After rendevousing at the
local Timmie's, Viking, Sungod, Birder, Ian Blair, Imax, Spell Chic,
Radiogoddess and her Star Spangled American hubby, SpellChic's sister
Eileen (Irene maybe?), Darrin, Erin, Darrin's dad Bill, Fireball, Barb,
Scrounger, Mountain Dancer and his expectant bride, Kathy. A small
contingent of K9's were along---C.S. Lewis, Bracken, and Frosty.
The day was perfect and also lacking in any of the excitement of past
years, lost on the power lines, submerged in streams etc.. The temperature
was around 0*C, the sky was clear, the footing was just enough snow to
know it was winter. After a nice 40 minute stroll through nature's beauty,
we all huddled around the fire, snacking on chocolate goodies, lots of
dips and stuf, and 10 pounds of muscles. After getting all the stories of
how all spent X-Mas and what outdoor goodies Santa may have brung (nice to
have our own MEC store, eh?) we were off into the sunset, best wishes to
all and a looking forward to 2002.
Cheers to all
The Sun god