Yes, it's the new year. And yes, like everyone else, we did spend some time thinking about the big questions: the passage of time, what we are doing with our lives, etc. Generally taking stock of where we are, and where we might like to be.
In terms of backpacking, we are still pretty darn enthusiastic. We've got more trips on our wish list than we will ever get to this summer, and happily, there seems to be no end in sight.
And we are also excited about the feedback and responses we get to our posts here. It's nice to know there are people out there reading us, and taking the time to write in as well. Thank you all for making that happen.
No, we don't need more equipment. In fact, the holidays brought a few gifts of cash our way, and we didn't immediately know what new piece of backpacking equipment we wanted to buy. We don't need any new equipment, we just need to keep using the stuff we have. (Maybe, if we use it enough, it will wear out, and THEN we will need to buy new things!)
The good news is that we are really looking forward to 2014 and all that we hope it will bring to us--mainly more time to spend doing the things we love with the people we love. So we didn't make any New Year's resolutions this year...we'll just keep trying our best to keep doing what works.
Which is a kind of a resolution in itself.