I recently got all my physical exams completed and found out all is not good. One that I already knew, my weight. I am officially obese until I drop to 179 pounds. My cholesterol is too high too (237) I am learning how I need to eat to lower that, as well as my weight. Well, at least my exercise is plentiful. I hope to be 165 pounds by April. I would like to see 135 pounds again by the end of next year. I have not gone scuba diving in over 2 years since I have been too big for my dry suit. I want to dive again next year!
I have a new project in the works. I will be writing a book detailing my husband's and my adventures, complete with my photos. I hope to have it finished by September next year.
I have been active much of my adult life and find the challenges of staying that way are increasing as I get older. When I am not scuba diving I love bicycling either with my husband or alone. We love hiking together at state parks too! I pair that with my passion for photography, which I pursue when not at work. I plan on buying a new camera , a Canon SX40HS. I will be able to take my photography to new heights!
I have not blogged in a long time, have had a busy summer and fall. I am also preparing for my biggest project yet. I am planning to write a book, telling of my husband's and my adventures exploring Wisconsin and other states. I am getting very serious about my photography and plan on starting a business in it. I hope to get a better camera in November. I am getting a lot of support from family and friends, they want to read about all the places we have seen. I hope to finish my book next September.
More later, here is one of my favorite pictures this fall, the trees reflecting their colors at Mirror Lake State Park on October 2nd.
We enjoyed a quick ride on the Merrimac Ferry as an alternate route to Devil's Lake.
We went hiking at Devil's Lake on June before the drought. Great view!
A visit to Parfrey's Glen was so beautiful!
On June 16 was Cottage Grove's Fireman's Festival where we ran a 5K. They had a great parade after our run.
On June 20 we enjoyed a visit to the Wisconsin Dells and the Wisconsin Opry. We posed in front of an amphibious vehicle (Duck). The Opry was a great country music show, we were among the younger ones in the crowd.
Our trip to Manitowoc and Two Rivers was great fun. We saw the schooner Denis Sullivan from the breakwater lighthouse.
Rode our bike on the Mariner's Trail between the two cities.
In Two Rivers we saw Rogers St. Fishing Village.
Saw a Classic Car Show.
And enjoyed ice cream at Berners' Ice Cream parlor, the birthplace of the sundae.
Just before going home we stopped at Point Beach lighthouse for a look.
On July 4th we celebrated in the town of Columbus. We posed with a very patriotic man. Great parade too.
On July 9 we went to visit my husband's dad up north a bit. We also visited to village of Rudolph, very charming town. A stop at Dairy Land Cheese to watch cheese being made and to have ice cream.
Adding salt to the cheese.
After that we went to Rudolph Grotto. Very beautiful there.
Summer has kicked into high gear Memorial Day weekend.
We went to Brat Fest on Memorial Day, didn't stay long because the weather turned severe. We did get our picture with the Weinermobile of course :)
Right after that on June 2 was Cows on the Concourse, always a good time.
Ride the Drive on June 3
June 9 - Marquette Waterfront Festival
That catches thing up so far, stay tuned for more Wisconsin fun real soon!
I have lived in Madison, WI for 28 years and it's comfortable as an old shoe. I have done my best explorations of my fair city on bike, especially over the last 10 years. Here are some random shots that capture the spirit of the Capitol city of Wisconsin.
Madison had a very extensive bike path network, several roads give bikes added priority.
The coming of Spring and getting back on the bike paths, this was March 6.
Our beautiful Capitol
Getting lunch at one of many food carts downtown.
Saturday mornings at the Dane County Farmers Market on the Capitol square.
Olbrich Gardens Conservatory
Tenney Park Ice skating
Going to the Memorial Union Terrace for the first time in the spring.
Cows on the Concourse, 1st Saturday in June
The rainbow-lit trees on University Avenue during the holidays.
There is much more, but you get the idea. Madison = FUN!