Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Snow at Happy Trails

We left for Happy Trails first thing this morning so there was no time for a walk.  There is no snow left around by our house but as we traveled west we started seeing a little dusting of snow around and the farther we went the more show there was.  We got to Happy Trails and there was about a foot of snow.  Our truck tried its best but even in 4 wheel drive it just couldn't make it up the hill.  We got as far as you can see the tracks and then the truck slid back down.  I'm thankful Ken is a good driver and God was watching out for us and we didn't crash into a tree.  Believe me it is a lot steeper than it looks.
I put my boots on, got out of the truck and walked up to the trailer enjoying the beautiful scenery the snow made of Happy Trails. The deck covered in snow.
All was well with the trailer inside and out.  I tried to find Ken's boots to bring them back down the hill to him but couldn't find them.  I then went into the tractor barn looking for tarps and that is when Ken popped into the tractor barn wearing his trash bag boots. : )
We got the tarps and then walked back down the hill.  We had to leave the truck load of stuff down at the bottom of the hill. I helped Ken spread out the tarps and by that time my toes were freezing.  Ken unloaded the truck and put all the stuff on the tarps and covered it all the best he could.  Here Ken stands in his trash bag boots.
We couldn't do anything because of the snow so we just came back home.  We stopped along the side of the road going through the Cumberland Gap so I could get a picture of the ice on the mountain.  It is most impressive in person.
We also stopped in Hancock at a shop that supposedly has the best home made pies.  Every time we pass by we say we should stop in and this time we did.  Didn't buy and pies but did get a jar of rhubarb strawberry jam which I am looking forward to having on toast.
I also got a little purse that is just big enough for my camera and cell phone which I can take with me on my morning walks. : ) 
It was nice taking a little break and walking around the shop. 
We were home a few minutes after 4:00.

Since I didn't get very much exercise sitting in the truck for 6 hours I went for a shortened walk when we got back home.  Just walked about 4 miles but it was better than nothing and I just felt better having walked.  I got home just as it was starting to get dark.

Walking along a path I spotted two deer but when they took off running in the woods I could see about 10 others start running.  Didn't see them at all until they started moving, they were so well hidden among the trees.

The pictures on this post are the first I've taken with my new camera which I got a couple of days ago.  I got a Nikon L610.  Its another point and shoot but it's a nice camera.  It seems all my electronic stuff had to be replaced.  First the cell phone, then the computer and now the camera.  I should be set for a few years now!!!

That's been my day.
Hope you enjoyed yours.
Till next time.....
A happy day to you.
Happyone : )
Just remember, there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything
and the wrong way is to keep trying to make
everybody else do it the right way.
~Colonel Potter from Mash


  1. Just read about your trip up and the slide down - on Ken's blog. That must have been quite a harrowing feeling sliding down the hill backwards. Crazy. Glad you guys are OK.

  2. That sounds scary, the truck sliding backwards down the hill. I am glad you both are ok.

  3. Glad you were safe in the snow...very cool picture of the ice on the mountain. I have a Nikon camera which I have had for about 3 years now...I didn't like it at first, but after figuring it out, I really like it and am quite pleased with the picture quality. Sounds like you are getting all kinds of fun new things! Enjoy the coming weekend.

  4. Amazing the amount of snow you all had on the mountain... Glad things are in good shape at Happy Trails... Hope you can get back soon --once the weather settles down a bit...


  5. I had forgotten how wise Colonel Potter was.

    Awww...how disappointing to find that you couldn't do what you'd hoped because of the snow. I am very glad that you didn't get into any mishaps. Sometimes one must know when to call it quits so your hubby did well. Mine might still be trying to make the hill. ;>

  6. You and Ken have always been a good team....he's lucky to have you! :) Love, Pam

  7. Oh wow you all got some serious snowfall!! Send some our way :)

  8. Glad you at least, got there!!!

    Love Ken's trash bag boots!

    Wow, look at that ice!

    Hooray for a new camera!


  9. Wow - that's a lot of snow. Sorry you couldn't stay and get anything done.

  10. Looks like New England - beautiful. I'd love to strap on a pair of Nordic skis and enjoy your land. Happy trails!

  11. So glad the truck didn't crash!
    Sounds like you enjoyed the trip anyway.
    That little shop sounds nice. It's fun to discover new places.


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