New Boots and Old Geese

So it was my birthday last week.  Yep, turned 67...sixty seven...YIKES!!  Yet, when the Pres asked me what I wanted, I asked for new hiking boots.  Mine are pretty worn...more like shot.  They leak so I only wear them when it's dry which makes sense to me but not to the Pres, who said they should be tossed.  I have had those Timberlands since 2003 and they are so comfortable, I just hate to see them go.  Yet, out with the old and in with the new, so they're being retired.

Anyway, off we went to Cabela's for an early morning sale and although I never heard of them before, I am now the proud owner of a pair of Ahnu hiking boots. Comfortable, waterproof and some sort of heel impact cushioning for stabilization when hiking...just awesome!! In with the new was much easier than I thought it would be.

Besides, I thought about all the trails and gravel roads I have yet to walk...a never ending collection of new ground!


While we were waiting for the State of Connecticut to approve a purchase of yet another rifle for the happy hunter, I spotted these old Canadian Geese flying overhead....

in the store, of course.

Sharing with you and those at


Oh, one more thing.
I decided to keep my old boots just a little longer.
For dry days.

Would you keep them?


Monkeywrangler said…
Ahnu are supposed to be very nice boots. I like Lowa and Keen, and my heavy hikers are...oops, the brand escapes my brain at this hour of the morning.

I would keep the old boots for when I didn't want the Ahnu ones to get too muddy etc.
Yes, I would keep them.
If I like a shoe, I wear them until they are caput.
You can use your timberlakes for dry days..
Your new ones look really sturdy.. they sound well designed ..
Beautiful shots of the Canadian geese.

Wishing you all the best for you and the Pres JP
for 2015.
Happy hiking.
val xxx
eileeninmd said…
I am not sure if I wished you but now I will just in case Happy Birthday! I hope your day was wonderful.. I like the new boots.. and yes I would keep the old ones for the dry days. Especially if they are comfy..Wishing you and your family all the best in 2015! Happy New Year!
Anonymous said…
I would keep them for while for sure.
MTWaggin said…
I have 2 pair of Anhu shoes and I love them!
Oh Happy Birthday what a perfectly respectable age:) Oh I love your new boots they are going to be very busy hiking. Happy New Year. Hug B
MadSnapper said…
fine looking boots, happy hiking to you in the new year... did you see on the news where the mother was shot by her toddler in a walmart store, she had the gun in her purse. now she is dead.
Lea said…
They look like very serious hiking boots. Hope they are just perfect for you.
Happy New Year!
TexWisGirl said…
congrats on new boots!
Irma said…
They are beautiful hiking boots, congratulations with the birthday .
I wish you and all your loved ones a very happy and healthy 2015.
Best regards, Irma
Mary Hone said…
I haven't heard of that brand either. I hope they are comfy for all the miles you plan on putting on them.
Rohrerbot said…
Happy new Year! Hope those boots lead you to many amazing things!
Anonymous said…
Cabelas is my Dh favorite store lol. Great boots. Happy New Years.
MorningAJ said…
Sadly, I am the kind of person who would keep the old boots. Indeed I have a pair of very old boots that I used to wear, even though they are solid leather and weigh a ton and they are freezing when they get wet, and I have a warmer, more comfortable pair that I DO wear. But the old ones were really good quality, solid leather and still have a bit of wear in them so I can't throw them out, can I?
We had a Cabela's open this fall, quite the store and I did notice lots of great shoes/boots for walking.
I'd get rid of the old boots - likely broken down where you need the support anyway. The new ones look very durable.
I purchase a new pair of running shoes every spring for my walking and toss the old pair as I can usually feel the lack of support inside by the end of October.
Happy New Year JP.
Ann said…
Those are great looking boots and Happy belated Birthday.
Felicia said…
Happy New Year JP and happy belated birthday.
Ginny Hartzler said…
What wonderful pictures of the Canada Geese in flight!! YES, I would still keep them. Since you love them and they are so comfy, they will work perfectly well for dry days. Wishing you a wonderful coming year, with many new great posts.
I would have a hard time getting rid of comfy old boots, keep them!! Love your goose & happy new year!phyllis
Linda said…
Happy Birthday and congrats on the new boots! Guess it is time for me to get into shoes besides my Birkies. Happy New Year. Linda@ Wetcreek Blog
Texan said…
Well Happy Belated BDay to ya.
I know how you feel, I have a pair of Merrell hiking boots that are gosh 25 years old? But those babies are still in decent condition given their age and use! They aren't leaking yet LOL. Your new ones are a new to me brand as well but I bet they will be dandies! My 50th BDay is in a week, I think mmm well gosh how did this happen LOL
Pamela Gordon said…
That is a new brand of boots to me too but they look really nice. I'm sure you'll get lots of miles out of them. I love Cabela's stores. Lots of fun critters in there. :)
Rambling Woods said…
Belated Happy Birthday...

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