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Friday, July 15, 2011

Our Hiking Book: 2010

Have you ever thought about the fact that we don’t really make picture albums anymore? Well, I’m sure some people do, but back when I was a kid, you had to have film developed and then it easily went into an album of some sort (typically a book) to be pulled out for viewing. Now, in this digital age, we typically use pictures in a different fashion. I know ours stay on a hard drive and are uploaded to Facebook if we feel like it or used in a blog post. Occasionally, Jill will have one ordered on a print to be displayed in a picture frame or office…but we wouldn’t dream of having them printed to be placed in an album! Well, this posed a problem for us because we wanted to make albums of all of our hikes to show our kids and grandkids one day, so Jill came up with a great idea.

 Our Live Free and Hike Book, 2009


 A little over a year ago, about the same time I started this blog, she began making photo albums of all of our hikes on Shutterfly. Now, these aren’t traditional photo albums, but instead are bound books with the pictures and a layout of our choosing. She decided to make this volume 1 of many, and highlighted all of our 2009 hikes. We keep it on our end table and I look through it often as it brings back so many wonderful memories of hiking that year. She tactfully named the book, “Live Free and Hike” after my new blog!


Well, we’re back at it again. I’m helping out with the layout this time too. Our volume 2 book will be of all of our hikes from 2010 and after reviewing the 1000 plus pictures, it’s amazing to see the places we were able to travel to. I’m excited for it to be done and will share it with you here when we receive it. Until then, I will be anxiously awaiting Live Free and Hike, Volume 2, 2010!

Our 2010 Live Free and Hike book in process


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4 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea! It looks like a very nice quality too. I really love that you can keep it on a table to pick up and browse through at any time. I think I may have to make one of those.

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  2. I think you and Jill might be on to something here Karl. That's an awesome idea. We've got so many pictures from 2007 at least that are just sitting on the hard drive.

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  3. Very cool! That website is similar to the website and software we used to use when I was a yearbook advisor when I taught high school.

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  4. What a great idea! I just started hiking this year and will make a bounded book of my 2011 hikes as well!

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