Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bud left This Morning ~ 8-3-11 ~ The Long Hike

SOOC Genie’s iPhone
Going clockwise around the outside:
 1. Sir: I need to see your ID...
 2. Bud: Genie, I left my driver’s license at the house...  
   Genie: Be glad I put in your passport...
 3. Don’t lose the passport...pack it back carefully
 4. 21 pounds of dead weight...
 5. Bud: Am I sure I really want to do this...
 6. Genie: Move it! Here comes the train...
 7. Bud...Geeze this pack is heavy
 8. OK...this is my last change to stay in VA
 9. Bud: I can’t back out, now...
10.All Aboard...
11. So long...happy trails, Bud...
12. The station looks so empty...
13. Genie: It surely is a lonesome sunrise this morning with out him...

Double Click on the mosaic to get a better view of the expressions :) 

"Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?”
  ~Author Unknown


  1. best of luck to your hubby! (and he didn't bring his driver's license?!) :)

  2. You're right! Saying goodbye takes longer. Missing someone is the sweetest because the return is much awaited.

    MY hounds and I are visiting and extending our drooly hellos!

  3. I saw your comment on TexWisGirl's blog. Boy, you and my wife would get along just fine. She has a few stories she could share with you about me and my driver's license. I am looking forward to updates on his progress as they come availible. Would it be possible for you to post a map of his intended route? That would be interesting to see. Enjoyed these pictures. Thanks.

  4. Will you be posting any pics he takes along the way? I hope so....I read over at the Run around Ranch that you have gone to visit your grand child...can't remember if boy or girl and it was just a second ago I read it...anyway, that is the best medicine for anything that ails you!

  5. you crack me up!!! this is a fun collage of Buddy's send-off, thanks for posting it Genie. you do realize that there are several of us now invested in this journey of his. AND yours!!! he is going to have so much company on this hike, he'll never feel lonely. I'm so excited about this because I get to tag along on a hike that I've always dreamed of doing myself. so - many thanks to you and Buddy for this fantastic opportunity to do it vicariously. this is going to be so much fun!!!

  6. I wish him well on his journey.
    Hope you're having some good times that ease the loneliness. :)

  7. sweet....loved your "story"----Hugs

  8. Awwww! But it sounds like a great adventure. But lonesome for you! Keep us posted.

  9. Oh Genie, what can I say..
    You have presented it with wit and soul.
    It reminds me of an expression that has floated around our household over the decades:
    "I'm not liking this".
    Grammatically incorrect, but so apt.

  10. Forgot to say: of course he didn't bring his driver's licence. That would be cheating :-)
    This whole thing is so brave, in "a man's gotta do what a man's gotta to do" sort of way. I am so impressed. However far he gets or doesn't get, it is a major undertaking for anybody.

  11. Oh, and of course, we want maps, and place names. I will be following it by getting the "A walk in the woods" book out again. This is so exciting. He's walking for all of us.

  12. Oh no, what would he do without you! Loved the collage with the captions!! Hope you has a great hike! Memories of a lifetime :)

  13. What a fun way to share the beginning of his adventure with us!