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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Close Friends

 
The conference is so much about friends and community! However, there are a few people who are extra special.

You've met Irene many times in the past, but her close friend, Lois, lives in Arizona. We only get to see her at NCTA conference time. I particularly like this one of her with Irene's dogs Sandy (red) and Pearl (white).

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On Saturday, the hike choices were too long for Irene (recovering from being very ill last year) and Marie (who has a sore knee), so the four of us just took our own hike on the Battle Creek Linear Park, which is also part of the NCT. It's a great walk through the city beside the Kalamazoo River. We just did a little bit at the end where the dogs could get wet. Did they like it? You guess.

friends

Here are Lois (top), Marie, and Irene.

friends

In the evening, the main program was the annual awards. Irene received the Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor given by the NCTA! Not bad, eh? (And well-deserved)

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8 comments:

shelly said...

The dogs are beautiful.

gallerydarrow said...

Nothing like good friends, golden retrievers included. It looks like you're having a great summer!

Ro

Stacie said...

Looks like a great time. The waterfall is gorgeous!

jakill said...

Congratulations to Irene. Sounds like you had a great time.

Don't unplug your hub. said...

It seems a bit rude to just talk about those beautiful dogs, so I will just say that the ladies are lovely too.

Ann said...

congratulations to Irene on her award. It sounds like you had a nice day and the dogs sure look like they are enjoying the water

Lin said...

Go Irene!! :)

Sharkbytes said...

Hi shelly- thanks for stopping by. They are a great set, and well-traveled too.

Ro- definitely some good parts

Stacie- the waterfall is just a small dam, but it makes a lovely backdrop

Jean- She really deserved it

John- we will all defer to the lovely dogs!

Ann- Irene was totally surprised. It was great.

Lin- She's a wonder!

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