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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yesterday we walked, ate breakfast and then drove to a few of my cousin's houses. We chatted for a while and then my husband and I drove to Bossier City to a couple of casino's. The first casino, we broke even. The next one, we left a couple of dollars. After we lost the money we were prepared to spend we called it a day and drove back. This morning we walked two miles and then ate breakfast. Then we checked out of our hotel in Natchitoches and drove to Houston. We had the same experience in our current hotel as we did in the first. We are all the way in the back, upstairs, just like the last hotel. As soon as we checked in, I decided to use the hotels laundry facilities, which consist of one washer and one dryer. I washed a load of clothes for a dollar and then put them in the dryer, for another dollar. The clothes didn't dry. I put another dollar in and they still didn't dry. My husband and I decided to find a laundry mat to dry our clothes. It only took 15 minutes for our clothes to dry at the laundry mat. Then we went to one of my Uncle's house, where my mom and grandson are staying, for dinner. Tomorrow we are thinking about going to Galveston Beach.

  
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LIZZIECA55 7/23/2014 10:52AM

    Wow! You're in parts of Texas that my Dad talks about. The folks in Texas really know how to throw good reunions. Have a good time!

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WONDERGALE 7/23/2014 10:10AM

    Thanks Roxyzmom! No, I''m pretty sure they know about that dryer. We had their free breakfast. I ate half a waffle and I decided to have some fruit loops. They were stale. My mom has always told me, you get what you pay for. This was the cheapest hotel near our reunion meeting place.

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ROXYZMOM 7/23/2014 8:20AM

    Glad things are going well. Did you tell the hotel about their dryer? They should give you your money back!

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Sunday

Sunday, July 20, 2014

My husband and I got up at 7:15 am and took a 2 mile walk. Then we had the free waffle breakfast at the hotel. Then we went to the church service with the family.
We have several Pastors and preachers in our family so we never go to anyone's church. We just have church at my Uncle's banquet hall. It was a good service. Afterwards my immediate family went to one of my Uncle and Aunt's house for lunch. They live in the back woods. We have a cousin that lives across from them and there is a large pond behind her house. Someone put an alligator in it and we all went over to see it. My cousin has been feeding it. I told her I hope she has a shot gun handy.

  
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MRSHONEYCOMB 7/22/2014 8:07AM

    Fun!

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MICKEYH 7/21/2014 3:29PM

    Are they in Florida? emoticon For alligator !

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LIZZIECA55 7/21/2014 1:30PM

    Wow! That's a scary picture - LOL... Good job on getting your walk done. Have fun!

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GERIKRAGH 7/21/2014 10:26AM

    Never never feed an alligator. If Game Dept finds it, it has to be killed.

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KIWIANN 7/21/2014 8:45AM

    That is definitely not the type of wildlife I would be comfortable with in my back yard!!

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ROXYZMOM 7/21/2014 7:45AM

    You gave her good advice! I believe it is illegal to feed them.

Great job on your walk!!

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Saturday

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This morning we were supposed to get up at 7 am and walk. Then go have the free breakfast in the hotel dining room. The alarm went off at 7 and I cut it off and went back to sleep. I woke up at 8:40. I must have been really tired. It's usually hard for me to fall asleep in hotel rooms. Anyway we had to go have breakfast first because it was over at 9:30 am. My husband said we were going to eat light. Only he didn't know they had waffles, eggs, sausage, and some kind of gravy. I didn't have any of the gravy but my husband did. After we ate too much, we set out for our walk. We walked on the side of the road where the speed limit was 55. After we walked for about 17 minutes we turned around and walked back toward our hotel. We wanted to walk for at least 40 minutes so we ended up walking past our hotel. On our walk, a couple in a car called out to us. It turns out it was my uncle on my dad's side of the family, and his wife. This reunion we are at now is my mom's side of the family. We talked for a few minutes then continued walking. We walked about 55 minutes. It's a little cool down here and most of the clothes we brought with us, including our exercise clothes, are short sleeves and short pants. My husband thought he was going to be cold but we ended up working up a little sweat. After our walk, we went to the car wash. Our car was filthy from the road. It was actually dirty before we left home but we didn't want to wash it only for it to get dirty again, emoticon Then we had lunch with the family. They had games for the kids. The adults mostly sat around and got caught up with each other. The picnic lunch was over at 3 pm and we all met back up at the same place for a banquet dinner. It was nice but a little long. Tomorrow we will have church service at the same place. One of my uncles own a banquet hall and the reunion is held there every other year. We have to be at church at 10 am. I'm going to try to be up at 7 am again. emoticon

  
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WONDERGALE 7/22/2014 11:49PM

    Thanks Ladies! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 7/20/2014 7:31PM

    Sounds like you are having a great time! emoticon getting your walking in!!

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WIZKEY 7/20/2014 1:01PM

    It sounds like you are having a great family reunion!!

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Thursday & Friday

Saturday, July 19, 2014

We left our house at 5 am Thursday morning. It was great timing. We got out of town with no traffic. We drove through Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, without any congestion. We got into Louisiana at 6 am California time and was at our destination by 7 am. We drove straight through only stopping for gas. Check in time for our hotel room was at 2 pm. So we went to my grandma's house to wait until it was time to go to the hotel.
My husband slept a bit while I watched TV. When we checked into our room, the lady said they were really full and she put us at the back of the hotel, upstairs. My husband wasn't happy about that, especially since we were the first to check in. After we got all our stuff upstairs, my husband was getting ready to take a shower and discovered there was no water. I went down stairs to the front desk to find out about the water and I over hear her finding a downstairs room for these two ladies. It kind of made me mad, but I realized where I was coming to, before I came. I asked her about the water and she said she forgot to tell us about it. She said she would talk to the manager. I came back upstairs and my husband called the front desk. He asked her if the water was off in all the rooms. She said it was and they would have it on in 5 minutes. They got the water on within 5 minutes. Good thing too because my husband was ready to check into another hotel. Tonight was a meet and greet night. It was nice seeing my relatives but it didn't go off as planned. The karaoke machine didn't work and not enough people showed up. We stayed there long enough to help get the tables ready for tomorrow's lunch. A few of my cousins were very much impressed by our weight loss. That felt good. We both got on the scale as soon as we got here and so far we haven't gained any weight. It's great news considering we didn't eat well on the drive in.

  
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WONDERGALE 7/21/2014 10:57PM

    Thanks Ladies! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 7/19/2014 8:54AM

    You did get their quickly. Good for you!
I am sure everyone is going to be impressed by your extreme weight loss. You guys are doing great. We were on New Orleans a couple weekends ago and got a ton of walking in. I am sure you will stay focused and be fine.

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BUTTONPOPPER1 7/19/2014 3:05AM

    Good story with a happy ending. I was relieved to hear that the water was fixed quickly. Too bad about the karaoke machine, but it sounds like you have such a good attitude and don't sweat the small stuff too much. It's so hard to stay on track when traveling, but it sounds like you're doing very well. It must have felt good to have your weight loss acknowledged. Good luck on the rest of your trip!

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GRANDMAFRANNY 7/19/2014 1:31AM

    OH !! THAT SOUND'S LIKE FUN WHY DIDN'T YOU TAKE ME ?? emoticon

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BMCOLLEY 7/19/2014 12:55AM

    Keep on sparking!

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Wednesday

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I made it out for my lunch time walk, 2.3 miles. We didn't walk when we got off work. My husband's knee was bothering him. We went to the mall and while my husband was in the heath store I walked the length of the mall. We are almost through packing. We have to go to bed early because we are getting up at 4 am to hit the road! I'm really looking forward to this trip. My weight hasn't went down much. I'm at 245.2. I'm going to continue to watch what I eat and exercise while on this trip. I'm not trying to go backwards. emoticon

  
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WONDERGALE 7/19/2014 12:25AM

    Thanks Ladies! I appreciate the support! emoticon

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LIZZIECA55 7/18/2014 2:31PM

    Just look how far you've come from last year (weightwise and strengthwise). You are AMAZING and I imagine you look amazing too! Have a fantastic vacation.

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ROXYZMOM 7/17/2014 6:20AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss. Every little bit helps!
Enjoy your reunions!

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RORYLYONS 7/17/2014 2:21AM

    Have a wonderful & safe vacation... emoticon emoticon

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