Must start concentrating on good sleep. No more late night movies. The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Scooby-Doo, and Spongbob - you keep me up too late. Tonight, I’m off to bed early with the latest copy of Backpacker Magazine! Gear Guide! Tomorrow afternoon, Papa Donahue is taking me on our last shopping trip. Last [...]
I have to say that preparing for my first overnight trip on the AT is eating through my allowance. Although, after all the prep work, I will have quite a set up. I was reading in Backpacker Magazine last night about a station a person could build to stash all the hiking/camping stuff away [...]
Is it just me or Monday the worst night of homework ever?
Tonight, while I was reading for my hike, Papa Donahue, Izzy and Parker were all doing homework. My goodness. They are all very excited about spring break!
Papa Chip is putting together a mulch spreading party at the Dan Wright Trail Head of Murray Run greenway. [...]
Spent most of this cold, wet day at the Salem Library with the Donahue kids. I’ve got to make sure that we are all ready for the trip. Less than a week and a half now. I am getting together with my team this week to review notes and compare backpacks. Papa Donahue is searching everyone’s [...]
What a great day! Moneo here. Girl monkey, prepping for an overnight hike, hanging with the Donahues for a couple of weeks. Today is Clean Valley Day. The citizens of Roanoke, VA gather together for a day of volunteering and cleaning up the valley. I ventured out with the kids from KIVA and cleaned up [...]
Wow! Kids are so much fun! Papa Donahue took me to school today…stuffed in his book bag. He said he didn’t want to scare any of the little kids by bringing a monkey into the school. We read stories, we watched a science movie, we played with mealworms. What fun!
Then, Papa Donahue showed the kids [...]
Hi again! I was just about to type up my shopping list from this afternoon’s little splurge at Walkabout Outfitters, my favorite outdoor shop, when all of the sudden I get this note from Elizabeth Encarnacion! She’s the author of The Girl’s Guide to Campfire Adventures, my new favorite book! She even mentioned our [...]
It seems to be one thing to say…”I think I’ll go for an overnight hike on the AT.” And then there is one thing to actually making it happen. I guess the the most important thing I’m learning is… even more than planning, this is going to take a little help from my friends.
This afternoon, [...]
Hey there. Moneo again. I wanted to tell you a little bit more about this crazy little monkey, before we get started preparing for the big trip. You know that getting outside is a passion for me. I love swinging back and forth, breeze flowing through the little tuft of hair on my monkey head. The [...]
Monkeying around-Blog 1 who, what, when, how
Let’s start at the beginning. Who am I? Call me Moneo. The Latin term ’moneo’ stands for counsel. In Greek ‘monos’, means alone, unique, solitary. I don’t know about solitary, as I am surrounded by such wonderful people. But unique…Yeah, that’s the ticket.
I’m a monkey at heart. Way deep down inside, I should have [...]