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Travels on the Road

Saturday, July 26, 2014

We got back on Wednesday from a trip to Toronto and Niagara Falls. We met our DD and DGD there (they flew and we drove). From the cabin it looked like about a 12 hour drive so we thought an easy two days. Wrong - the first day we lost 3 hours sitting in traffic due to an accident so that made the 2nd days drive really long. On the way home we couldn't leave until we dropped the girls off at the Toronto airport for a 4 p.m. flight so we only drove 3 hours that day, 8 hours the next and 2 1/2 to get home on the 3rd day. We had a great time, good to see the girls and we spent time with an old friend of our DD's from Miami so that made it special.

  
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MARCIAC10 7/27/2014 9:29AM

    Glad you had a good time. Travel problems always seem to happen!

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THINAGIN2 7/26/2014 7:07PM

    It sounds like it was a wonderful trip in spite of delays! Welcome home!

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IOWAGRAMMA 7/26/2014 4:07PM

    Lots of road time, sitting time, together time! emoticon Glad you had safe travels and that you had a good time. It's a beautiful area! Welcome back!!

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Mountain musings

Sunday, July 06, 2014

We've been at the cabin for about 10 days now and have gotten the cobwebs mostly under control. When you are nestled in the trees there is not much you can do to keep them out altogether so we settle for under control. We have not tackled the basement yet but that is for another day.

Today we weed whacked, raked leaves about 6 inches thick and trimmed some shrubs. That took care of the back that is accessible - the rest is too steep. We got the leaves off the walk and tomorrow we will do the rest of the front yard which is even steeper. Fortunately we do not have any grass to mow so once the old leaves and the weeds are trimmed that will do it for this year.

We do love this easy life style!

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 7/9/2014 11:08AM

    Sounds heavenly! Enjoy!

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TERI-RIFIC 7/8/2014 8:29AM

    LOL. We have an easy lifestyle at our camp, too.

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AQUAGIRL08 7/7/2014 8:11PM

    Enjoy your little piece of Heaven! Sounds wonderful!

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IOWAGRAMMA 7/6/2014 11:16PM

    It sounds lovely! I'm sure you're enjoying the work, but mostly the summer break! Relax and enjoy the mountains!! Hugs, Jeannie

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IMEMINE1 7/6/2014 4:51PM

    Sound like a job well done. Love the country!!

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ELRIDDICK 7/6/2014 2:57PM

  Thanks for sharing

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Remembering the reasons....

Friday, July 04, 2014

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This morning I drove down to a local park by the river. Part of the area is maintained as a veterans memorial. This morning there were three veterans there with a table set up selling T-shirts and caps to raise money for the bricks that list the names of veterans. I stopped to talk to them and was rewarded by meeting three wonderful people. I did not have any money with me as I had left my wallet in the car but I took the paperwork and info to mail them a check. It made me thankful that someone is willing to go the extra mile to remember our military and what they did and do as we celebrate the 4th of July.

  
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    Wonderful! God bless America! emoticon

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Time marches on

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Almost a month since my last blog. I know I should blog as I miss the feedback from my spark friends and they help me to stay on track.

We finally made it to the mountains yesterday and are happy to be here. We have a few small projects to do and have several short trips planned. We mostly need to relax after a very stressful winter and spring.

We went to the local orchard/farmers market yesterday and I was in heaven. Something about the soil here makes the veggies and fruits taste so good. I left $45 at the market but that also included 8 lbs. of my favorite white popcorn that has minimal hulls. We got a big basket of peaches, cukes, tomatoes, squash, onions, peppers, etc. Everything there is certified organic and picked that day - can't get fresher than that!

  
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IMEMINE1 7/6/2014 4:54PM

    We love the farmers markets and try to buy local. Everything is more yummy! emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 7/1/2014 7:13PM

    Sounds wonderful already! Imagine how much all of that delicious produce would have cost (if you could even find it) at the grocery store! Sounds luscious!

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IONA72 6/29/2014 5:24PM

    Enjoy your veggies, sounds good! emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 6/28/2014 5:57PM

    Sounds like you're all set to get in some great relaxing and healthy eating. Enjoy that time, as I know you will!!

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SLENDERELLA61 6/28/2014 4:09PM

    You are smart to escape this heat and humidity. The produce sounds luscious. Enjoy. Hope you'll blog often. I'll try to look for your words. I remember great cool walks with my dad in the heights of North Carolina. -Marsha

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MARCIAC10 6/28/2014 3:53PM

    Have a great time! I'm not in the mountains, but my new house with the woods behind makes me feel like I'm there!

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DNRAE1 6/28/2014 3:04PM

    What a wonderful way to begin your stay! I love the farmer's markets. We had some fresh picked strawberries for lunch today that were soooooo sweet! Delightful!

I got a great walk on the beach today , but it should track on my activity tracker when we get back to Chicago tomorrow evening.

So glad you finally made it. You deserve some good relaxation time! Enjoy!

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I know I need to just do it!

Friday, May 30, 2014

I've not been tracking food very well these past few weeks. My excuse is too much chaos in my life but that is all it is - just an excuse. I only lose weight when I track so I know how important it is to me. Everything for today is planned and tracked. I have almost all my exercise done for the day. One more 20 minute session will bring me to 120 minutes for the day and I usually do that just before supper.

I WILL track tomorrow, too!

  
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GRANNY2B2 6/9/2014 10:06PM

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FIT4MEIN2013 6/5/2014 11:08PM

    OK...that was a week ago...are you doing it??

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DNRAE1 5/31/2014 10:06AM

    Yes, tracking is key! Otherwise I let those extra calories sneak in and blow it! If I have to track it, I usually don't eat it!!! Ok, let's track!

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HAKAPES 5/30/2014 5:53PM

    The experience is that those who track food, loose the double weight with the same diet. That's a motivation for me!

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KASSANDRA55 5/30/2014 3:02PM

    Sounds like you are on the right track. I am so worried I will mess up while on vacation, but we will cook for ourselves a lot so I should be able to make good choices most of the time. I hate to do it, but I always track even the stuff I am guilty about eating. I never want to though!


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DETERMINEDJANET 5/30/2014 1:43PM

    Same for me with the actual intake...just an excuse.

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MOTTAMAMALOU 5/30/2014 1:02PM

    emoticon Good for you!

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