Does the Easter Bunny Deliver Badges?!

Last Update: May 06, 2019

My family decided to do something very different for Easter this year. We are on a camping trip in beautiful Colorado!

That's right. No big to-do going on at my house. No ham baking in the oven. No twenty side dishes fighting for space in my fridge. No stress of entertaining. No better place to reflect on this day than in a cabin in the woods.

The Great Outdoors

If you've read my profile, or any of my previous WA blogs, then you've probably picked up on my love for the outdoors.

This year, my husband, my boys, and I decided to spend our Easter weekend in the mountains surrounded by the beauty of nature, which has so far included a few expected grazing cattle, and one very unexpected grazing llama!

Many times, on trips to this same area, we've been fortunate to see deer, elk, coyotes, pronghorn, and on one occasion, a roadrunner. This is the first time we've seen a llama!

Adventure Time!

My youngest son is my little explorer buddy. Ten minutes after arriving, and throwing his backpack in a corner, he was right back outside looking for rocks, bearded lizards, deer and elk sheds, or any sign that a bear may have crossed our path before us.

We went on a family hike, and boy was he beyond excited when he found two sheds; one deer and one elk! Wow...lucky day!

Conversation was interesting, as he was quite concerned with the questionable arrival of the Easter Bunny, since we are not home. He made sure to leave a letter behind, detailing our trip and asking not to be forgotten this year. I assured him that his letter would yield a positive result (as I had it on good authority that the Easter Bunny had come with us on our weekend getaway).

Surrounded by Blessings

Sure enough, Easter morning finally arrived. The Easter Bunny somehow ninja'd into our cabin all stealth like and dropped a load of chocolates that my boys are sure I would never buy them.

As it would happen, I received my own surprise this weekend. I've received the Top 200 Badge!

I will admit that I have been mostly focused on building my new website, and this rank seems to have happened merely in the process. Thanks to the SAC, I have aquired a better balance of working on my own goals, and helping more in the community.

I've learned so much in the past couple of months, and I surely plan to continue on this path now that I'm able to dedicate more time to WA.

Have a Wonderful Easter!

In lieu of ham, we will be grilling burgers, and then following them up with....yeeeees, s'mores! Cuz you can't go camping with kids and not have s'mores!

Wherever you are, and whatever your eating, I hope that you are surrounded by peace and love. I hope that the sun is shining, and I hope tomorrow finds you rested and ready to crush your next set of goals.

Happy Easter!

Cris

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Babou3 Premium
I hope you had a great Easter!

Cheers!
Ingrid
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cris1018 Premium
We did, Ingrid! I hope you did as well :-)

Cris
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ShihTzuSteve Premium
Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend. Congratulations on making the top 200!
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cris1018 Premium
Thanks, Steve!
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tbowyer Premium
Hi Cris.

Somewhat belated I admit, but thank you and I hope that you had a good one too. (It certainly sounds like you did.)

Yeah, the great outdoors and I don't get along.

Rightly or wrongly, I can't help feeling that fresh air and exercise is sure to kill you. Killed my Dad, I think. Air-conditioning, a comfy sofa and Game of Thrones on TV is about the size of it for me. Still, each to his or her own, eh? 😊

You take care too, and see you around the community when you return.

Regards,
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cris1018 Premium
It was great! I'm back in the office and writing full force now. I feel very energized and focused on the week ahead. Must be all the fresh air I got ;-)
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tbowyer Premium
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"Must be all the fresh air I got ;-)"
Okay, Cris. For the sake of fostering community spirit, I'll pretend that your renewed vim and vigour is unrelated to a return into air-conditioned space and a healthy, happy slug of morning coffee. 😉
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cris1018 Premium
Ha! Glad we both have a sense of humor :-)
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tbowyer Premium
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Same here, because now I can share with you a deep secret:
Badges?
Badges!
We don't need no steekin' badges! 😊
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Hudson Premium
I hope the same for you and yours also. Please pardon my total ignorance but what exactly are s’mores? What am I missing I ask myself, here in Cyprus.
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cris1018 Premium
Smores are a delicious campfire treat! You roast a marshmallow over some campfire coals, until it's golden brown. Then you slide it onto a Graham cracker with a square of Hershey's chocolate. It's a gooey mess, but soooo good! My boys like to make theirs with Reese's, sometimes, instead of Hershey's, which is also amazing. You should try one! (If you have a gas stove, you can cheat & make them in your kitchen :-) Just don't set your marshmallow on fire!)
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Hudson Premium
Thanks - we will give it a try!
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lesabre Premium
That is great Cris, especially spending time with your explorer buddy. I love camping and the outdoors. Awesome decision.
All the best,
Michael
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cris1018 Premium
Thanks, Michael. It's been an adventure! :-)
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