2010: The Year in Review for the Giant Muh

Abby and Sierra the Chihuahua pose with our new used Fleetwood Bounder RV, July.
Abby and Sierra the Chihuahua pose with our new used Fleetwood Bounder RV, July.

Welcome to my surprisingly pithy year in review. What happened in 2010?

  • January: After a Christmas blizzard, a crippling ice storm gripped the state at the end of January.
  • April: Drove to Utah for a week of hiking. The trip was named “The Whirlwind” due to returning early because…
  • April: Abby’s father became critically ill. He died April 15 at the ago of 86.
  • May: Abby flew to Baltimore for a week with her daughter.
  • June: Abby and I found and bought a well-used 34-foot Fleetwood Bounder motor home.
  • July: Max the Chihuahua cornered a skunk in the front yard during the night, got sprayed at point-blank range, then got in bed with us.
  • July: Abby’s daughter announced that she is pregnant with her first child.
  • August: Mitchell left home. He turned 18 in August.

    William Hershel Shoffner, 1923-2010
    Abby's father, William Hershel Shoffner, 1923-2010.
  • September: Our friends Matt and Michelle came for a visit, during which we had a festival of shooting both guns and cameras.
  • September: Abby and I bought her a new Nissan Frontier pickup to replace her dying Jeep.
  • October: Abby’s family reunion in Duncan was named “Wild Ass Reunion” because the main activity was riding a wild donkey.
  • October: Abby and I traveled to Utah for our sixth anniversary on a trip named “The Sixth Sense.”
  • November: I drove to southern New Mexico to explore some areas I hadn’t visited before on a trip called, “Lost in the Sun.”
  • November: Abby and I spent Thanksgiving with my cousin Lori and her husband in Platte City, Missouri.
  • December: Finished the long-awaited conversion of richardbarron.net to an all-WordPress format.
Abby makes pictures on the Grand View Point trail, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, on The Sixth Sense, our sixth anniversary vacation, October.
Abby makes pictures on the Grand View Point trail, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, on The Sixth Sense, our sixth anniversary vacation, October.
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