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Armchair backpackpacker for next 7 months

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:04 pm

I hope everyone writes up good trip reports this winter! Tomorrow my daughter is bringing my 5-year old severely disabled (Angelmans Syndrome) granddaughter who will stay with us until next May. My daughter and family need a break and I offered some respite care. Just about everyone I know says I am crazy! Backpacking my entire life has kept me in shape so I could even think about doing this. Thankfully she will be in kindergarten for a few hours so I can still ride my bike and walk down by the river. Her disabilities are such that camping is not suitable, but we will do some short outdoor activities.



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Re: Armchair backpackpacker for next 7 months

Postby RichardCullip » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:11 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:I hope everyone writes up good trip reports this winter! Tomorrow my daughter is bringing my 5-year old severely disabled (Angelmans Syndrome) granddaughter who will stay with us until next May. My daughter and family need a break and I offered some respite care. Just about everyone I know says I am crazy! Backpacking my entire life has kept me in shape so I could even think about doing this. Thankfully she will be in kindergarten for a few hours so I can still ride my bike and walk down by the river. Her disabilities are such that camping is not suitable, but we will do some short outdoor activities.


What a great gift you are giving your daughter and her family. Enjoy the special times with your granddaughter.
Life is good. Eternal Life is better!

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Re: Armchair backpackpacker for next 7 months

Postby rlown » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:36 pm

+1 on what Richard said :thumbsup:
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Re: Armchair backpackpacker for next 7 months

Postby Shawn » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:08 pm

+2

A great gift indeed.
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Re: Armchair backpackpacker for next 7 months

Postby LMBSGV » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:10 pm

+3. And treasure every moment with your granddaughter the way you treasure a Sierra sunset and sunrise.
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Re: Armchair backpackpacker for next 7 months

Postby oldranger » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:33 am

What a challenge. Please take care of yourself by figuring out how to give yourself regular respites.
You are truely an angel!

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Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!
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Re: Armchair backpackpacker for next 7 months

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:10 pm

+4 on what Richard said! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

WD,

Your granddaughter's initials wouldn't be MS?

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I was thinking of you when I took this picture. :D :nod: :D

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