In the waning days of 2016, Vanessa and Izze and I joined some friends on a snowy cold night at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Columbus. Well worth it!
It was Freeze Ass Cold… but only the strong survive!
That was on Thursday… then on New Year’s Eve we joined Kevin Morgan and his wonderful family for a New Year’s Get Together. We’ve been doing this with the Morgans for a decade and a half. Back home at the Fur Peace Ranch in time to watch the ball drop in the comfort of our own home, and today a New Year’s adventure in Vinton County.
The Union Ridge Wildlife Center is an amazing place in Vinton County, Ohio where wild animals that have been mistreated or otherwise out lived their usefulness in previous surroundings find a home for life!
These animals are so beautiful!
Sy and his friends are doing awesome work, giving these beautiful animals a place to live out their lives in peace!
After an hour or so at the preserve, we returned home and Izze helped me fly my drone.
I love taking aerials of the Ranch!
And last but not least…
2016 was one of those years when we lost a lot of colleagues and friends. It’s quite a list and it’s easy to find so I don’t need to enumerate it again here. I’m getting to that age when the sound of the phone ringing could be good… could be bad. I know none of us will live forever but friends are departing for the other side at an alarming rate. The guard is changing… eras are beginning and ending and the only constant is change.
Here’s to us and those like us! Damn few left. May 2017 bring serenity and enlightenment to my family… and all of yours.
Be well, and keep smiling!