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Ospreys! We have ospreys!!!
Monday, August 01, 2016      14 comments

I went birding - and saw ospreys!!!!!! Parent ospreys, teenage ospreys, kid ospreys, and osprey nests!!!!!!!! Plus some walking around the nature refuge, and climbing the lookout tower - what a wonderful day!!! rollingluggagers.blo... Read more
New Jersey, Home of Kitsch
Friday, July 29, 2016      9 comments

New Jersey!!!! The home of kitsch!!! A giant elephant!!! Huge ice cream you can sit in! You'll be amazed!!!!! And then: rollingluggagers.blogspo
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Hotel Room Workouts
Sunday, July 24, 2016      10 comments

An article I wrote for Travel Fashion Girl has been published in her blog. I talk about how we need strength training to maintain muscle strength, especially as we age. And how to use body weight as the resistance for strength training while t... Read more
Goodbye Guatemala, Hello USA
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      7 comments

Or, why you need to wear shoes in developing countries. rollingluggagers.blogspo
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st-busy.html We had a great time in Guatemala City, shopping and chatting and all. I also started sket... Read more
What NOT to Wear After Age 50
Sunday, July 17, 2016      19 comments

Women are always told what to do, how to look, what to wear. You know? And as we age and get wiser, we're told not to wear this or that. Don't have long hair. Not too much makeup. Blah blah blah. THIS! This article tells us what... Read more
Urban Sketching
Thursday, July 07, 2016      13 comments

I stumbled on this organization, called Urban Sketchers. They're an international organization of people who sketch where they live, where they travel, what they see in the world. www.urbansketchers.org So I joined. ... Read more
Wrapping up our time in Antigua Guatemala
Sunday, June 26, 2016      9 comments

We've enjoyed having Antigua as our "home base" for the past five weeks while we've travelled about this region of Guatemala, and northward. But we're heading to the big city, and hoping to make it as far as the Caribbean coast. ro... Read more
Visited an animal wildlife rescue center, talked to the ocelots
Sunday, June 19, 2016      10 comments

Well, I talked, they listened. The parrots and macaws talked to me, saying "Hola! Hola!" It was interesting, it was fun, and it was sort of sad as well. The animals are well taken care of, but I'd rather see them wild and free. This area wa... Read more
Tikal, the ancient Mayan city
Saturday, June 18, 2016      15 comments

We're staying in Santa Elena, up in northern Guatemala, right on Lake Peten. We came up to see the Mayan city of Tikal, one of the largest Mayan cities yet uncovered. I love visiting ancient buildings and cities, seeing what humans created eon... Read more
More adventures at the Choco Museo
Monday, June 13, 2016      9 comments

It was a cold and rainy Sunday. I can only read for so long. So I joined another truffle making workshop. And was named sous chef by our chocolatier, Orlando. rollingluggagers.blogspo
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rain.html ... Read more
We have a huffing and puffing and smoking volcano
Sunday, June 12, 2016      9 comments

We seem to be surrounded by volcanoes here in Guatemala - one of them is smoking and sending out ash. Ah well, at least it isn't rumbling and spewing lava. Though I've never seen that, it might be kind of exciting. From a distance, of course.... Read more
Eight habits of people who lose weight
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      8 comments

I don't normally post links from other fitness websites, but this one resonated with me. People who lose weight have some things in common. I have to admit, I haven't stuck to all of these, but we all know these make a difference: - Eat n... Read more
A rainy night in Panajachel, Guatemala
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      7 comments

The thunder is beginning, but I want to just add today's post. We leave Panajachel tomorrow, and head back to Antigua before we head north to the jungles. It's chilly tonight in the Guatemalan highlands - but there have been amazing views ... Read more
Dad's hat gets a makeover
Saturday, June 04, 2016      8 comments

I washed Dad's hat, which has been travelling with us for 2.5 years, and gave it a new hatband. The hat appreciates it, and had fun on his trip to the lake today. Plus I took photos of cute shoeshine boys, and a lady in a store where we bo... Read more
Drama on the lake
Thursday, June 02, 2016      6 comments

So we're in this little motorized launch, crossing the deepest lake in Central America. And our boat captain gets in a fight with another boat captain. Other guy boards our boat, like a pirate! We end up drifting as they push and shove and ar... Read more

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