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PostMon Jan 02, 2012 6:36 pm 
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Introduction:
Now I have to admit as a child I hated my birthday but now as an adult… I am lovin’ it !!   Now add awesome friends to help you celebrate a milestone birthday like my BIG 60, well… it just doesn’t get any better !!!!


The start of the BIG day:
playing on my beach
playing on my beach
playing on my beach
playing on my beach
playing on my beach
playing on my beach

The whole gang arrives out here right before the earth drops off and…
Let the partay begin !!!!
Let the partay begin !!!!

Ok after an awesome dinner of lots of traditional New Year dishes it was time to get to the good stuff !!
Yummmmmmmm !!!!   (pumpkin in front, carrot cake in the middle, two French Silk Chocolat pies on the side and if that is not enough... cherry in the back... YAY !!!!
Yummmmmmmm !!!!   (pumpkin in front, carrot cake in the middle, two French Silk Chocolat pies on the side and if that is not enough... cherry in the back... YAY !!!!

Oh, a special wish from out here right before the earth drops off…
Happy New Year everyone !!!!
Happy New Year everyone !!!!

It has been my ritual to hike to the ocean every Jan. 1st for about 12 yrs. now and once again I was able to corral a gang to join me in this traditional ritual – thanks gang…  biggrin.gif

The hike…
Stats:
Distance: 6 ish miles r/t
Elev. gain:  not toooo much…  ykm.gif
High Pt. :  that is a good one… the high point is the rock we climbed…  winksmile.gif

the hiking Gang:
the gang at the parking lot
the gang at the parking lot

The trail is a board walk.  This day the borad walk was not toooooo slippery but they sure can be.

We make it to the beach North of Sand Point
looking North-ish after making it to the beach
looking North-ish after making it to the beach
my bouncing baby boy... ok, he is 38, taller than I am and would probably bounce me if he sees this... :rotf:
my bouncing baby boy... ok, he is 38, taller than I am and would probably bounce me if he sees this... rotf.gif
making it to the beach and heading towards the rock
making it to the beach and heading towards the rock

When we arrived at the Sand Pt. rock well what can I say… we had to go up it to enjoy the views...
Northeast from the top of the rock
Northeast from the top of the rock
East from the top of the rock
East from the top of the rock
South from the top of the rock
South from the top of the rock

The weather was just about perfect for Jan. 1st but it was a bit windy.   We were looking for a wind break for lunch and found it on the West side of the rock…  biggrin.gif
Lunch time with the gang hiding from the wind on the West side of the rock
Lunch time with the gang hiding from the wind on the West side of the rock
lunch time views
lunch time views
lunch time views
lunch time views

After lunch we waked to the Southern TH and headed back to the TH and all too soon it was finished.
the end
the end

What an awesome time we had !!   Great friends helping me over the 60 threshold…  rotf.gif ... Great company... Great food and a wonderful day at the beach.   Thank you everyone… You are all the BEST !!!!


FUN: 100%

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PostMon Jan 02, 2012 7:14 pm 
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Happy Birthday Old Man.

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PostMon Jan 02, 2012 8:25 pm 
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here are some photos i took of half fast's big 60!



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PostMon Jan 02, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Happy Birthday! smile.gif

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PostMon Jan 02, 2012 10:34 pm 
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We were glad to be there to share your big 6 0 as well as to usher in 2012.  It was a lovely end to the week over on the Oly Pen and a fantastic way to see in the year the world will end from almost at the place where the world drops off.  AND just like the first time I was there so many, many years ago I did fall on those darn wet boards, but this time I fell on a much fatter butt rather than a hip with no padding as when I was 20.  I was ecstatic to return as I didn't remember it being so gorgeous.  I guess at that time I was more into the romantic weekend with the college boyfriend than the actual scenery.   lol.gif


rainbow starts off the weekend - from my deck
rainbow starts off the weekend - from my deck
fog and sun on lower Gray Wolf
fog and sun on lower Gray Wolf
first campsite on lower Gray Wolf trail
first campsite on lower Gray Wolf trail
We LOVED the log house!
We LOVED the log house!
"I'm not leaving", says Half Fast's new roommie.
"I'm not leaving", says Half Fast's new roommie.
the way down to beach
the way down to beach
great waves
great waves
on the beach in front of .5F's house
on the beach in front of .5F's house
presents
presents
I love watching a man work in the kitchen :D.
I love watching a man work in the kitchen biggrin.gif.
time for the birthday boy to get his cake
time for the birthday boy to get his cake
have to record it before we can eat
have to record it before we can eat
breakfast
breakfast
enjoying the morning view
enjoying the morning view
starting out
starting out
Lake Ozette
Lake Ozette
slippery boardwalk - where I hurt my hip the last time I was here 32 years ago
slippery boardwalk - where I hurt my hip the last time I was here 32 years ago
We arrive at the beach.
We arrive at the beach.
Wow!
Wow!
the lovely beach
the lovely beach
great lighting
great lighting
It's windy up here.
It's windy up here.
on top of the knoll at Sand Point
on top of the knoll at Sand Point
the gang out of the wind for lunch
the gang out of the wind for lunch
See Baker in the middle.
See Baker in the middle.
Sunrise from Diamond Point 1-2-12
Sunrise from Diamond Point 1-2-12
Baker is glowing this morning.
Baker is glowing this morning.
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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 6:26 am 
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bobbi wrote:

Much more subtle use of candles this time around!  Great way to start a new year and a new age.  Cheers to you, Mr. Fast!

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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 9:31 am 
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Thank you all for your birthday wishes... biggrin.gif


Ski...  You would have loved the pies !!


BarefootJake wrote:
Happy Birthday Old Man.

Hey...  I resemble that... rotf.gif   


further wrote:
Much more subtle use of candles this time around!...

and... less chance of a fire too...rotf.gif   I think they might have been worried that they could not get them all lit by the time the first ones were burned down... embarassedlaugh.gif

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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 9:45 am 
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Highwalker's Daughter wrote:

"I'm not leaving", says Half Fast's new roommie.
"I'm not leaving", says Half Fast's new roommie.
I love watching a man work in the kitchen :D.
I love watching a man work in the kitchen biggrin.gif.

rotf.gif  ykm.gif

Thank you for posting your photos of the BIG bash, hike and of your new view too...  up.gif


bobbi... thank you for posting your photos too... up.gif

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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 9:58 am 
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I can't believe your 60...Happy b'day! biggrin.gif
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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 10:31 am 
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Right on!!!  Great way to bring in the new year and celebrate your birthday.  May 2012 bring great adventures and all the good things of life.

I will join you at that auspicious mark of 60 later this year in October. Mean time ... party on!

Rumi

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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 11:20 am 
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I'm sorry I missed all the fun this year. frown.gif  I instead I went on a backpacking trip all alone, and had my windshield wipers stolen. They were returned to me via a hanging! eek.gif  This by someone who said I stole their coffee cup. huh.gif  He was a wood-poacher, and deserved to lose his cup, though I didn't take it. agree.gif  Although I do admit circumstances made it look impossible that anyone else had taken his cup. confused.gif  If you want the answers to this mystery, you'll have to read my upcoming trip report.  embarassedlaugh.gif

Happy birthday, and I'm sorry I used your report to post spam advertising for my report.  ykm.gif

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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 12:40 pm 
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.5 fast- I enjoyed meeting you at the x-mas social.
Way to celebrate your big 6O dance.gif at a beautiful place and with good friends. up.gif
Happy belated birthday! blowout.gif
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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 4:53 pm 
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More birthday wishes... YAY !!    Thank you... biggrin.gif


Hikingqueen wrote:
...I can't believe your 60...

I think you are now my new favorite NWHiker...  up.gif  up.gif  ykm.gif



BarbE wrote:
...I enjoyed meeting you at the x-mas social...

I enjoyed meeting you as well.   Everyone out here at the BIG party right before the earth drops off was happy you shared your cornbread recipe with me too.

The dinner theme was traditional New Year dishes and... cornbread is one.  I made a double batch, had to put it in a Lasagne dish and... it was a big hit and was totally finished... yummmmmm hungry.gif

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PostTue Jan 03, 2012 5:00 pm 
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Happy 60th, way to get out on a nice hike to enjoy it.

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