Entries from June 2008

Making Cookies with Grandma

Date June 30, 2008

When Grandma Marilyn comes to town, it is often time to bake. Her June trip was no different, so peanut butter cookies with Hershey’s kisses were on the schedule. Alana got to help by peeling the Hershey’s kisses. Here is her process……. 1. Peel with deep concentration, ensuring all the silver stuff comes off, preferably [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 30-Jun-2008

Date June 30, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 6/30/93 – Wed. 22.4 miles on A.t. (plus 0.5 [...]

Then and Now: Carson’s Baseball

Date June 29, 2008

Not only has Carson grown, but he has gotten more “formal” in his uniform for the sport of baseball over the past few years — probably a good thing since he likes to slide in the dirt at home plate. Then: Carson in July 2005, Age 4 Now: Carson in June 2008, Age 6 Then: [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 29-Jun-1993

Date June 29, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 6/29/93 – Tue. 17.9 miles to Laurel Creek Shelter [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 28-Jun-1993

Date June 28, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 6/28/93 – Mon. First: last night I (we) stayed [...]

Vegetable Garden

Date June 27, 2008

This post is largely intended to give my dad a visual of what the plants look like in my garden. Under his guidance, I have planted pole beans and tomatoes. While he was visiting over Mother’s Day weekend, he project managed clearing out the prior garden’s fencing, unearthing a lost sprinkler head, moving an over [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 27-Jun-1993

Date June 27, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 6/27/93 – Sun. This will be a short entry [...]

Summertime Water Play

Date June 26, 2008

Ahh. Summertime! What better time to get outside and enjoy a little wet and wild playtime. For the record, by the end of the weekend of “cooler” play, one cooler had no lid left and another cooler had a crack in the side. These coolers turned out to be fun, but less than durable, kiddie [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 26-Jun-1993

Date June 26, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 6/26/93 – Sat. Ah, I’m rested. A full day [...]

A Carson-centric posting

Date June 25, 2008

This last picture was taken as Carson headed to the bus stop on his last day of kindergarten.