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I cannot help reflecting on the year 2015 as it has been pretty awesome with only a few bumps along the way. The first quarter was brutally cold and snowy here in New York. However things thawed a bit in April as our team “Liar, Liar, Feet on Fire” placed 3rd overall at the ever popular Seneca 7 relay race in Geneva. In June I purchased an ultra light Hornbeck “New Tricks 12” canoe and spent time camping with my sons.

Our family enjoyed summer vacation in Lake George and Lake Placid where Michael and I hiked our first high peak together “Whiteface Mountain”. Julie and I spent 5 days in Charleston South Carolina taking in the food , history and culture. Friend Jerry Albertie and I kayaked 31 miles of the Delaware River over two days. I played witness to the return of Nickel Plate Road #765 steam engine as it roared crossed the Southern Tier on its journey from Buffalo to Binghamton and other points. My boys and I continued our annual “Guys Getaway” to Vermont in August and it was on this trip that I would photograph my first moose in the wild. I also won a canoe in a raffle. In late September I returned to the Adirondacks for a guided canoe camping trip in the recently acquired “Essex Chain of Lakes” afterwards continuing onto Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine where I would photograph several more moose in the wild.

Over the Columbus Day weekend our family spent time in Old Forge, NY canoeing and hiking under a canopy of fall color. The Thanksgiving holiday would be spent with family on Long Island and Christmas here in our home was wonderful.

Over the course of 2015 I was blessed with the ability to run 1,290 miles, burning over 200,000 calories. My last race of 2015 was on December 13th a 5K here in Binghamton where I would have my best showing of the year. Finally today December 31st after finishing my last workout for the year I would just break 200 miles for the month.

Looking back at 2015 I am very lucky to have such wonderful family and friends. I wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2016.

Cheers!

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