Thanks for 2009!

28 12 2009

Acadia NP in Winter

Her Side was on hiatus last week in the madcap dash to Christmas (and I still have gifts to wrap and ship…I don’t know how this happens to me), and will be checking out again after this post until January 4, but I wanted to take this opportunity to say:

Thank you.

Thank you for reading, for commenting, for emailing me and telling me that I have inspired you.  Thank you for allowing Her Side to spend the last few months of 2009 figure out how the heck to do this blog thing.  Thank you for providing feedback, making requests, and sticking around.

A look back at 2009:

  • September 8: Her Side of the Mountain launches with a post entitled “Carpe Diem,” a photo of Buffy and Willow, and a joke about carp.  Let’s keep carpe-ing the diem in 2010.
  • September 27: Ken Burns’ documentary series “National Parks: America’s Best Idea” airs.  Someone says to me, “I thought I’d be bored but I couldn’t stop staring at the footage.  There are places that look like that for real?”  Yes, Virginia, there is a Yellowstone.  And not just in our hearts.
  • October 5: Her Side posts a photo of Henry Ford (beside a quirky and topical quote attributed to Ford), and thereby receives a vast influx of visitors because a LOT of people search for Henry Ford each and every day.  Each and every day. 
  • November 7: A couple of Her Side’s friends get lost in the woods in the dark and  provide Her Side with its first real-life reason to say “I told you so.”
  • December 28: Her Side gears up for the new year, makes lots of resolutions, and comes up with loads of brilliant new ideas (see below!).

Coming up in 2010:

  • New Year’s Resolutions.  Yes, let’s make them, and let’s make them fun to keep.  Who’s with me?
  • The completion of posts about the Rules and the Good Stuff.  We’re about halfway there.
  • More (hopefully many more) hike reviews and guides (with photos!).
  • Food.  I’ve been digging into some hiking/camping food sites and cookbooks…once I’ve had the opportunity to try some of this out, I can pass some suggestions along to you and we can discuss.
  • I respond to your requests and suggestions.  So keep ’em coming.

Happy New Year, everyone.



2 responses

9 02 2010
Bonnie Robinson

I have been planning a 2 week adventure to the Sierra’s and Yosemite for the past couple months. The journey is to take place in late summer and, yes, I am going on my own. After seeing all my friends and family look at me like I was some crazed lunatic since I announced my plans I decided to search around to see if there were any other WWW’s (women with wanderlust) like me out there. That’s when I found your blog.

So…I just wanted to say THANKS! Thanks for letting me know that I’m not crazy for planning this trip and for wanting to do it solo. Thanks also for all the great advice you’re sharing. Am I excited about this journey? Heck yeah! Am I nervous too? Heck yeah! But like you say, I plan to keep my head about me and prepare well.

Keep up the good work!

9 02 2010


Welcome to Her Side! I’m so glad you stopped by, and that what I’m trying to do here (let other women know that they aren’t crazy!) is making a difference.

Now that I know you’re listening, I can do some more posts focused on road-tripping, if that will help you plan? Always looking for suggestions and directions.

In the meantime, you could check out the “Hit the Road, Jane” post on, which was published last week — there are some things to think about as you plan your trip.

Hope to see you around!

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