The last sunset of 2017; a poem for 2018

~ Happy New Year from Reggie, Roger and RVSue! ~

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Another fresh new year is here . . .Β 

Another year to live!

To banish worry, doubt, and fear,

To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me

To live each day with zest . . .Β 

To daily grow and try to be

My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity

Once more to right some wrongs,

To pray for peace, to plant a tree,

And sing more joyful songs!

–author unknown

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92 Responses to The last sunset of 2017; a poem for 2018

  1. Diann in MT says:

    Sweet. Serenity and peace all year long, dear Sue and Crew.

  2. Stephanie Turner OR says:

    May I be 2nd?

  3. Claudia says:

    Happy new year to you and the crew!

  4. FloridaScott says:

    Happy New Year Sue! Reggie & Roger too!
    I Hope Your Year Is Filled With Good Health, Adventure & Many Happy Memories.

  5. Stephanie Turner OR says:

    Happy New Year! Still early in the evening but likelihood of my seeing anything even close to midnight is remote! Except, my Toby has developed quite a fear of firework noises so I expect that could keep us awake. Hoping not. Very stressful for him.

  6. Cheryl O says:

    Thanks for the sunset photo. Beautiful! I’ll be in so. CA for the month of February.
    Happy New Year!

  7. Jool in N. TX says:

    Thank you. To slightly misquote a song, your blog lights up my life. πŸ˜€

  8. Barb from Hoquiam! says:

    May the New Year bring many wonderful adventures and treasures your way.
    Hugs from Hoquiam!

  9. Renee from Idaho says:

    Happy New Year!

  10. Desert Ginger back in the desert! says:

    Happy New Year to Sue, crew and all the blogorinos! I haven’t been participating as much because of work and my back problems, but hope to get back in the saddle this coming year. I miss you guys! Hope everyone is safe, warm, happy and having a great holiday!

    • Geri in the FL panhandle! says:

      Hi DG !!! Good to see you popping in once every so often! Been wondering about you!
      Try CBD oil for your back pain! It has helped me SO MUCH!

      • Michelle Wilson says:

        How do you use it? Just drops orally or in mixture? I’ve wanted to try for my back pain but wasn’t sure how to take it and didn’t know anyone who had.
        And LOVE that picture of R&R; so indicative of their personalities! Happy New Year Sue and Crew!

        • Geri in the FL panhandle! says:

          CBD oil 600 mg strength, 1/3 dropper full under the tongue 3 times daily! AMAZING difference for me! I have been taking it for 6 weeks now! I can’t believe the difference! Haven’t taken a pain pill (gabapentin) in 2 weeks!

        • Jolene/Iowa says:

          Michelle, if you click on my name, I have a link that goes to my website. I am also doing the CBD oil now and it is life changing.

  11. weather says:

    Happy New Year to you and yours, Sue, and to all that visit here, too. May what you find dear be yours, may every fine wish, blessing and kindness you give be multiplied as it comes back to you.

    • weather says:

      The unknown author’s ideas are a great addition to this post. I hadn’t noticed that being on here yesterday, good choice, Sue!

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        I added the poem today after reading it for the first time online. It’s a good one to refer to often throughout the year, like a New Year’s resolution. I’m glad you like it. πŸ™‚

  12. Pauline in Mississippi says:

    Happy New Year to my sister Susan and all the blogerinos. I appreciate your friendship even though we have never met. Susan has made us one happy family.

    Send Lots of Love and Big Hugs to you, Susan and to Reggie and Roger.

  13. HEATHER FISHER says:

    Have a Happy New Year. I don’t know what kind of books you like, but, if you like Janet Evanovich’s Number series then check out Darynda Jones’s Charley Davidson series. It’s very enjoyable. If that isn’t your scene, I also loved A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towle(?).

  14. Geri in the FL panhandle! says:

    Chuck and I wish Sue and all the blogerinos a happy, wonderful, prosperous and healthy 2018!
    We are Homs listening to,rain on the roof, snug and warm in our MotherShip!
    Love you all! πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ’—

    • Geri in the FL panhandle! says:

      Love the new header photo of Reggie and Roger! Those 2 were meant to be best buds!

  15. Cynthia from San Clemente says:

    Happy New Year Sue, crew and all the blogorinos. May you all have a 2018 filled with good health, guided by wisdom, surrounded by beauty and friends, and blessed with love!

  16. Jackie says:

    Happy New Year Sue, Reggie, and Roger. Lovely sunset. My plans are to be out near Quartzite by January 7. I may go to Ajo or Blythe if I can’t take the crowd there. I want to try and stay a few days to get information and meet people doing the same thing to learn from them. May hang around for the gem show something I have always wanted to come to. Just have to wait and see. I have to check the dates for that show to make sure It is not too far out. Don’t worry I will respect your privacy if I happen to see you.
    Jackie – NC

  17. Jane in Springfield, OR says:

    Happy New Year! I hope all who read this enjoy a wonderful year!
    I should be on the road this spring, I’m so excited about the travels to come and looking forward to seeing many of the places Sue has told us about!
    Hugs to all!

  18. Jolene/Iowa says:

    Happy New Year Sue, crew and everyone!! I for one am looking forward to 2018. This past year has been challenging and I am looking forward to what 2018 may bring!

  19. Jan NH says:

    Wishing a Happy and Healthy New Year to all!

  20. Velda says:

    Happy New Year-2018 to the 3 of you! And to all the Blogerinos!

  21. suzicruzi from Van, WA. says:

    Wishing you, Sue and the boys, and Sue your family, a safe, healthy, joyful, and successful 2018 ahead!

    Thank you for running this blog for all of us out here in virtual blogerinoland. I for one, Love, Love, LOVE! your photos, thoughts, musings, and all the work that goes into keeping this blog up. I believe you have been an inspiration to many, to follow their dreams, and live their lives outside of the box. I can certainly speak for myself, if not for others – just my take on all the comments from regular readers. You don’t get a dedicated following Sue, without being inspirational. You truly have a gift! Thank you!

    Hugs to you, and also your the Blogerinos in Blogerinoland. ha! Happy New Year!

  22. JoanneG from San Rafael says:

    Happy New Year, Sue and Crew!

  23. Renee still in Idaho says:

    The sunset is beautiful but I love the opening photo of Roger and Reggie!

  24. Don in Alaska says:

    Thank you for the card, Sue.

    This last year has been a good one, for me and it would for you and the crew. Despite the fires & smoke, the photos from this last summer were wonderful. Actually, all of your posts were wonderful. I’m grateful that you take the time to share your experiences with all of us.

    I look forward to a New Year, one with both old and new campsites, boondocks and stories of the many people you met along the way.

    So, Happy New Year to all and I hope there will be many more to follow.

  25. Calvin Rittenhouse says:

    Happy New Year to Sue, Crew and all the blogorinos!

    I’m looking at a better year in 2018. This past year ran long in several different senses, but things are beginning to “open out” and I’ll be making choices among different directions, all of which look better than recent years.

    I never get over those desert sunsets.

  26. Happy New Year, Sue and crew! And all the bloggerinos. Fantastic sunset photo to end the year on.

  27. Deena in Phoenix says:

    Happy New Year to Reggie, Roger and RVSue!

    Take Care

  28. Jason fro NY says:

    Happy new year guys!!πŸŽ‰

  29. Rhodium in Va says:

    Glad you found a warm spot. It matches your warm heart. Best wishes for a wonderful 2018.

  30. Alice says:

    Happy New Year to you. Wishing all the best andsafe travels in the coming year. Thanks for the pic.

  31. Lynda Jerome says:

    Happy New Year to you and the boys.

  32. Cinandjules 🌡 says:

    Silly header photo of the gang!
    Happy New Year to all!

  33. Linda Hughes NC says:

    Happy New Year RV Sue, Reggie & Roger! Safe and blessed travels in 2018!

  34. Rob, at Cobb Camp Florida says:

    Have a good New Years Day Sue!

  35. Just beautiful. I love those SW sunsets! Happy New Year to you and the crew!

  36. ValGal (westernWA) says:

    Wishing all the Blogorinos, RVSue and the boys, a happy and magical 2018.

  37. Joe in TN says:

    Happy New Year, Sue and crew. We’ll be on the road in two weeks, but no matter where we are, we plan on keeping in touch with the BLT. Safe travels and best wishes for a wonderful 2018!

  38. Ann M in Virginia says:

    Happy New year to you, Sue, and the boys, as well as all the boggerinos! May 2018 be an even better year! Ann M in VA

  39. Robin B (Oregon & Arizona) says:

    Happy New Year to you, too, RVSue!

    I’m sorry to say our sunset fizzled a bit but the moonrise was stunning, and this was the first New Year’s Eve that we not only hung out by the pool for the afternoon but also had our dinner (grilled cheese with bacon on sourdough, our yearly treat) on the patio under the almost-full moon. Life is good.

    My recipe for sourdough grilled cheese would be great for your grill – Just make sure and use good thick bread, Tillamook medium cheese, crisp bacon, mayo, and real butter for the outside, or just use mayo for the outside. Grill very slowly, preferably with a cover to keep the heat in. YUMMY!

  40. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Happy New Year to all!! πŸŽ‰ 🍾 πŸ₯‚

  41. Don in Okla. says:

    Best wishes to you all for a Happy and Healthy New Year!!
    Great header photo of Roger and Reggie!!

  42. Pat in Bulverde, Tx says:

    Happy New Year to Sue, pups, and Blogarinos! <3

  43. Cathy Van Booven says:

    Enjoyed your writing this year. Have a happy and healthy New Year

  44. JB says:

    Happy New Year!! Sue and crew!!

  45. Sylvie Paulsen says:

    Happy New Year to you and the pups!

  46. Rick and Brock the Dog, WA says:

    The dog faces on the header just cracked me up. Happy New Years to everyone. This is the year I retire. See you on the road I hope.

  47. Linda Sand (Minnesota) says:

    I will never be the first commenter on this blog but maybe I can be the first THIS YEAR to wish you all a good one. It is 12:26 AM here in Minnesota. πŸ™‚

  48. Jan Johnson says:

    Happy New Year! That banner photo is ADORABLE!

  49. Ruthie in Fontana says:

    Couldn’t miss out on the Happy New Year wishes for Sue and Crew, This wish will get to you before the sun comes up. Loved the sunset on 2017, have eggs sunny side up on your new grill.

  50. Pamelab says:

    Happy New Year, Sue and crew!πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ
    All the best in 2018! Thank you for your blog. Happy Trails.
    Pamelab in Lubbock for another week.

  51. Mary says:

    Did you do something to make the boys upset, Roger looks mad and Reggies got his tounge sticking out?

  52. Kathy N from MI says:

    Happy New Year to Sue, the boys, and the blogorinos. May your year be full of health and happiness. Thanks for taking us on your wonderful journeys.

  53. Virginia620 AL says:

    Happy, HEALTHY & prosperous 2018 to us ALL!! πŸ˜€

  54. chas anderson says:

    Happy 2018 everyone.

    Happy to be starting on my 11th Snowbird season.Leaving in a couple of days for AZ.Minus 7 last night here.

  55. Happy New Year to all! This past year was pretty terrible, I do hope to have a much better one coming up!

  56. Happy 1st day and the Rest of Two Thousand Eight Teen, Tis a new start, Sue, Reggie and Roger ,,, Nice Photo,,,,,, πŸΎπŸ‘£πŸ‘£

  57. Li says:

    And Happy New Year to you with safe travels, new friends, easy hitchin’s, wide turnarounds, doggie bffs and wonderful scenery.

  58. catew says:

    Peace, Love, and happiness in 2018 to Sue, the fur babies, and all blogorinos. Thank you for sharing your adventures with those of us who are still “desk bound” and dreaming of joining you on the road.
    May your troubles be few and your blessings many.

    Cate W

  59. MollyLuvsRoadtrippin (WA) says:

    LOL I love the crew pic at the van window adorning the banner today. Such expressions! Happy 2018 to your happy family RVSue. Can’t wait to see where it takes y’all.


    Happy New Year Sue and crew.

  61. Betty-Shea /AZ says:

    That is beautiful Sue!!
    A very joy filled new year to you and the crewπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  62. Elaine says:

    Happy New Year Sue, Reggie and Roger!

  63. Elizabeth in WA says:

    Hoping 2018 will be a much better year for everyone!!

  64. Geri in the FL panhandle! says:

    Today is Chuck and my 8th Anniversary! YAY! These 8 years went by fast !!!

  65. Linda in Ky. says:

    Happy New Year Sue and crew.

  66. Mndreamer says:

    Wishing you and the crew health and happiness in the new year!

  67. Rover Ronda (WA) says:

    Happy New Year 🎊

  68. Geri in the FL panhandle! says:

    Thank you Barbara! πŸ’—

  69. Barbara(Nashville) says:

    Happy New Year Sue and Crew. Love the header photo. I can’t remember when or what you were doing when you took that but it hilarious then and now.

    Love that poem, so appropriate for the New Year.

    Have to tell you a funny story. As you probably know, we are having very cold temps here, 0 and below with wind chills. As a result, I decided Angel most definitely need a coat, I bought two. One is a down alternative type that goes around her neck and around her belly and attached with velcro. The other is a sweater type that her legs fit through and keep her tummy warmer and has a little hat with a pouf on top.
    So I figured the velcro one would be the easiest. I put her harness on, laid the coat on her back, hooked the velcro at the neck and she took off running the house like a wild animal. My husband an I were dying laughing and all the while trying to catch her. Finally did, 10 minutes later and got the belly band closed and we went out for a normal walk. She did the same thing this morning and we were laughing hysterically again. Good thing I didn’t try the other one first.

    • Elizabeth in WA says:

      Aren’t animals so funny?? Too bad you did not get this one on video!! Haha…thanks for sharing!!

    • Denise - Richmond VA says:

      LOL!! πŸ˜‚

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I can see it, Barbara! Hilarious!

      Based on the coat episode I hereby announce Angel the winner of the coveted Spikester Memorial Nutcake Award!

  70. Kathy (NC) says:

    Happy New Year, Sue – I hope you, Reggie and Roger have a wonderful 2018.

  71. Sharon Coquet says:

    Love Reggie’s little toung sticking out. My little Louie does that a lot. There so cute.

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