Yesterday marked the first full year of my retirement. Living the life we love together brought our relationship even closer. Enjoying places we had not seen before makes us even happier. Meeting people from all walks of life makes us even more open. We are blessed to be able to enjoy nature (such as our yesterdays hike to the Chimneys) and will continue to "Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer" (John Muir).