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March 09, 2006

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

My great friend Mary is participating in a 2 day 39 mile journey to help raise money for and support breast cancer research. To contribute your support go to Mary's personal page listed below. Also, visit http://www.avonwalk.org for more information on this event.

The money raised helps fund medical research, clinical care, support services, educational and advocacy seminars, and community-based, non-profit early detection breast health programs. It's so easy!

Mary's Personal Page: http://info.avonfoundation.org/site/TR?px=2285073&pg=personal&fr_id=1160&et=sY-JqWXM4RqOcKu_ulMaAg..&s_tafId=55168

Here is how she has been preparing for her walk:

Greetings! I can't believe that the Avon Breast Cancer Walk is only 72 days away! I've been walking to and from work as much as possible and occasionally during lunch (2-3 hours a day). Recently, I've started Bikram Yoga (hot, hot yoga), hoping it will help me survive the 39 mile journey in mid-May. For those of you who enjoy yoga, you should check out Bikram - it's intense.

BIKRAM YOGA was developed by Bikram Choudhury, who claims that his method is the only true hatha yoga practiced in the West. Bikram has designed a sequence of 26 asana yoga postures and 2 breathing exercises that are performed in a heated room. The postures are vigorous and demand a lot from the students. The heated room, typically set around 95 - 105 degrees fahrenheit (35 - 40 degrees celsius) makes muscles more pliant and encourages sweating which acts as a purifier.

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March 08, 2006

Sunset at the North Pole


This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point.

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March 06, 2006

Sunday Hike

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And Steak.

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Abby wants some too!

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Pretty frozen waterfall

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What are they looking at?

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Ah! It's George...

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chopping up the ice to get to the water underneath!

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Go get him Abby!

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Boo Hoo!!

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March 03, 2006

We're home!!

And we're cold!!

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But tan!!

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Last stop: Gainesville!!

We had a great visit with Lindsay, Rick, Alex and Jaimie!

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With Music...

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And dancing...

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And climbing!














Looking up at airplane





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Out to play...
And back in!

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March 01, 2006

Technical Difficulties

Hi Everybody!! We have been having trouble with the computer, and haven't been able to upload pictures to the website. But hopefully we'll be posting new entries soon for your viewing enjoyment! Sorry for the long delay.

We've been getting great feedback about the Blog and are very glad that so many people enjoyed the site! We are excited to continue posting and have been thinking of places to go on future trips. If you have suggestions, for day or weekend trips, please let us know. And, if you would like to sponser us to help fund our next voyage, please feel free to send us your support!!

Ha ha!

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