Mountains of Smiles

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Mountains of Smiles
Created On: Jan 29, 2008
Last Edited On: Apr 19, 2016
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This album is dedicated to ALL SP members and their partners who are wearing smiles in the backcountry! Whether you are alone or in a group, I want to see your best "full-blown" smile HERE! (Not more than two photos per SP member, PLEASE!)

Roxy and Blondie

Roxy gets a headache!
"I beg of you! Please allow me to remove my "SHEEPISH" grin, so I can display a bit more enamel in my smile."

and maybe I can fly...
Liba lives her dream!
Sebastien's SMILE!



"A fake smile can make you look phony, nervous, or even dangerous, so don't just try to put on a smile without first practicing or putting yourself in a happy state of mind. Body language reflects our innermost feelings, and it's often easier to change our attitudes than to try to make our bodies communicate emotions we don't really feel."
On the summit of the Finsteraarhorn
"Fun in the Mountains."

Always happy on my favorite mountain

Wonderful day for passing my way.
Knock on my door, even the score with your eyes.

Lovely to see you again, my friend!
Walk along with me to the next bend ...

Tell us what you've seen,
In faraway forgotten lands -
Where empires have turned back to sand.

The Moody Blues (1969)

Page-Writer's Note (01-07-2010):

"A smile is NOT a smile,
unless it wrinkles your face!"

This album belongs to all those who have the courage to smile in the mountains;
including canines,
even though there's a special place for canines HERE."


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lcarreau - Jan 30, 2008 1:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I Need To Smile More

Either that, or Doctor Phil needs to pay you a visit! I thought
you had heard the song, "Keep On Smilin,' by Wet Willie. Keep on practicing! I feel you are about to reach "enlightenment" soon!!!
"Well you say you got the blues,
Got holes in both of your shoes?
Feelin' alone and confused,
You gotta keep on smilin'!

Keep on smilin' through the rain, laughin' at the pain,
Rollin' with the changes 'till the sun comes out again!"


tanya - Jan 30, 2008 6:19 pm - Voted 10/10


Cute Album ;)

Great idea Larry!


lcarreau - Jan 30, 2008 6:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: ~Smile~

Coming from you, that really MEANS a lot!
Hey, I'm serious! Where is that box of tissues, so I can dry my eye? Thank you, Tanya!!!


Diveria - Feb 1, 2008 11:11 am - Voted 10/10

Sometimes ...

this ideas are pure rhetoric, but, coming from you Larry, I know for sure that this is 100% GENUINE!


lcarreau - Feb 1, 2008 11:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Grazie!

I need all the help and support I can get ! Actually, the SMILE
is all that matters.


Diveria - Feb 1, 2008 3:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Grazie!

My best wishes for you and all the people smiling on this album!


mtybumpo - Feb 1, 2008 7:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Album!

It's good to see so many people smiling about being in the Mountains! Great album and great idea!


Outdoorgirl_ca - Feb 1, 2008 8:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Thanks for the smiles

what a great idea. It brought a smile to my face at the end of my work week. :-)


lcarreau - Feb 2, 2008 11:34 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks for the smiles

I am THANKING you, and YOU are thanking me! - Sounds like a
"Burma Shave" commercial. Actually, this is the truth and power
of the mountains. It is up to us to find BALANCE; and if we put
on a smile, it's to our advantage. Keep it going, PLEASE!!! : - )


lcarreau - Feb 4, 2008 8:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!!!!!!

Hvala lepo! Now, it is up to YOU to keep the SMILE active and alive!!! Greetings back from Arizona, where it is now snowing
very heavy!!!!!!!! : > )
- Larry


Azra - Feb 4, 2008 10:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Great!!!!!!

It is snowing?
Here was +9 C tonight, day was warm and sunny !
It is spring here :-)
Spring in February, like before 24 years for Olympic games!


lcarreau - Feb 4, 2008 10:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!!!!!!

That is crazy! I will summon the "SNOW GODS" to blow some more snow your way. Be prepared with heavy jacket and warm boots! :- )


Ivona - Feb 11, 2008 4:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Dear Larry

thanks for this cute album and for putting my photos!


lcarreau - Feb 11, 2008 7:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Dear Ivona

No problema ... is Spanish for "no problem!" I had a time of
choosing or picking between ALL of your wonderful pictures!
Here is song lyrics (for you) from American artist:
"There you stood on the edge of your feather,
Expecting to fly.
While I laughed, I wondered whether ...
I could wave goodbye."

Best regards to you, Ivona! Keep on smilin'!!!


Sara_Matisse - Feb 13, 2008 2:57 pm - Hasn't voted


Great album Larry:) Thanks for adding my pics!


lcarreau - Feb 13, 2008 5:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome:)

Not a problem, Sara. If you haven't yet, I suggest you check
out Pinnicles Nat'l Monument. When I worked there in 1996, it
was pretty awesome. Some great climbing walls, California Condors
flying overhead, hiking trails, clean restrooms, that sort of thing! Thank you for the contribution and keep on smilin'!!!


Andinistaloco - Apr 9, 2008 7:40 pm - Voted 10/10


very cool idea dude!


lcarreau - Apr 9, 2008 8:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice...

Yes, but there has to be a mountain in the background. You have to
be smiling, and actually HAVING a smile on a mountain counts, but
only 95.9% of the time. And, this is only on Sundays. Also ...
YES, a very cool idea! Thank you very much. :) - Larry


Andinistaloco - Apr 10, 2008 5:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice...

Indeed, a good album. Hey, you have no idea how hard I was trying to smile there. I had the most excruciating altitude headache ever and I could literally feel the capillaries bursting!


lcarreau - Apr 10, 2008 10:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice...

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-0

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