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ShoalHaven Zoo, New South Wales

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I noticed I was popping out of my gym clothes this morning at Body Combat so I thought I should make it official and stepped on the scale-up 5 pounds from my goal range so I changed my ticker to keep me accountable. I stopped on the way home to buy some healthy options. Vacations are nice, but it is hard on the waistline and the wardrobe.

Here are some cute shots from my visit to the ShoalHaven Zoo. shoalhavenzoo.com.au/our-animals/gal

This little Joey just kept licking me-we fell in love.

This Baby Wombat got a million kisses from me.



The Koala has a heavenly scent.

It was such a high to hold these baby critters and the zoo staff makes the experience twice as nice.

I am off to work Bingo at Temple Beth Shalom. Have a wonderful Canadian Thanksgiving and Columbus Day celebration.

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SETTIMIA 10/19/2014 1:58AM

    Hi curly lady have you tried coconut oil fir your hair?

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JUSTYNA7 10/17/2014 5:49PM

    Wow! emoticon

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SETTIMIA 10/17/2014 12:26AM

    Fantastic pics. So pleased you are another curly girlie. Found a brilliant site and there is a team for us curly girls do join us. How are you wearing your hair today? Do you have a pic of u at your most natural? I think I am between a 3a and 3b what are you?

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KLAD_COCKERS 10/15/2014 10:44AM

    Wow, what awesome photos of a wonderful vacation!!!

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PHEBESS 10/15/2014 9:16AM

    Love it! and yes, koalas smell wonderful!!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/14/2014 1:15AM

    I love animals .I can see why you enjoyed the zoo !

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KNYAGENYA 10/13/2014 7:58AM

    Looks wonderful!

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1SURFWALKER 10/12/2014 11:05PM

    Glad you got to do that with your daughter! Looks fun and they are so cute!! Enjoy your week!

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/12/2014 8:30PM

    I am so jealous lol..How fun for you. Love all of your pictures!!

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WINE4GIRL 10/12/2014 8:13PM

    As busy as you are, it will be off in no time! What an amazing trip!

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_LINDA 10/12/2014 7:00PM

    Wow! Sweet photos! That is awesome they allow you to hold the babies!
No worries about the weight, you will get that off in no time back to your regular routine and food!
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1CRAZYDOG 10/12/2014 6:50PM

    Thank you for sharing these pictures! So cute! Happy Thanksgiving to you tool

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LODESTONE 10/12/2014 5:38PM

    You have nice memories of the trip, and are on your way back to good eating! Congrats-

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ROBBIEY 10/12/2014 5:35PM

  emoticon You can get back on track.

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Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Blue Mountains National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia.

The Three Sisters are a rock formation in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, on the north escarpment of the Jamison Valley. They are close to the town of Katoomba and are one of the Blue Mountains' best known sites, towering above the Jamison Valley. Their names are Meehni , Wimlah, and Gunnedoo.

My daughter on our walk up the "Giant Stairway" more than 800 well-maintained steel and stone steps called "The Giant Stairway".

I was impressed with Australia's beautiful national parks and beaches always so clean and well maintained.

At then end of our day we stopped in Sydney for dinner. I have never seen two people get so excited over Mexican food since we have it on nearly every corner in Southern California.

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KLAD_COCKERS 10/15/2014 10:47AM


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KENDRACARROLL 10/12/2014 12:43AM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing your photos.
Sounds like you're having quite an adventure.

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/11/2014 10:29PM

    Wow fabulous I am so glad you are enjoying this experience!

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PEZMOM1 10/9/2014 11:05PM

    emoticon pictures.

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PHEBESS 10/9/2014 10:39PM

    Isn't Australia great?!?!?!? We absolutely enjoyed the place! Have fun and visit a koala reserve - they really do take good care of the little cuties.

Enjoy your travels!

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_LINDA 10/9/2014 10:20PM

    Wow! emoticon photos! emoticon scenery!
That is one heck of a lot of steps -separates the men from the boys, doesn't it?
Looking forward to seeing more of your trip!

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LESSOFMOORE 10/9/2014 9:26PM

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1SURFWALKER 10/9/2014 9:08PM

    Wow! So Awesome! You are so lucky! Your daughter too!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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ROCKYCPA 10/9/2014 8:38PM

    What a beautiful trip and gorgeous scenery. Thanks for sharing!

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WINE4GIRL 10/9/2014 8:09PM

    How cool is this?!?! Yea for you for a cool trip!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/9/2014 7:53PM

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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LODESTONE 10/9/2014 7:42PM

    Looks like you are having quite the adventure....

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Mt. Baldy Moonlight Hike & BBQ Dinner

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Every Friday and Saturday the weekend of or before the Full Moon Mt. Baldy has a BBQ serving Tri Tip and Chicken along with some tasty fixings and delicious Missy Salad. Hike from the bottom up or take the lift and make the short stroll to desert view. There's lots of different hiking options. We'll supply the great food and live music. The information is here.


For anyone who can make it you will have the most fun ever, even if you don't hike. The band is great and if you do hike you will see this:

we kicked up our heels on the dance floor, or rather our hiking boots, sweat and all.

Thanks to all of the brave patriots who put their lives on the line to save us from fires, criminals and terrorist. You are our heroes. Remembering 9-11 today!

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CLAIREINPARIS 10/8/2014 2:04AM

    Such a gorgeous hike! And it looks like a lot of fun!

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/6/2014 5:29PM

    Not sure how I miss this blog. How fun. Great pics, and beautiful Moon shot. emoticon

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1SURFWALKER 9/24/2014 3:40PM

    Wow...would love to experience that! Glad you had a great hike and good times! emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 9/13/2014 2:54PM

    You always do the most amazing things! Sounds like a great time! Wish I could've joined you!!

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ARTSY_CANDICE 9/12/2014 1:51PM

    That looks like a blast!!

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KNYAGENYA 9/12/2014 10:39AM

    That looks like a lot of fun.

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KLAD_COCKERS 9/12/2014 10:15AM

    What a gorgeous place to hike, and I love that they offer a BBQ! Lucky, lucky you!

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BUTEAFULL 9/12/2014 1:34AM

    didn't know they had such a thing, looks fun

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_LINDA 9/12/2014 1:12AM

    Wow! Fabulous photos! What a fun and neat idea, would love to participate in that! Not so sure about hiking a mountain in the dark though -have been strictly a daylight hiker.
Sad day of remembering those who lost their lives..

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/12/2014 12:40AM

    Sounds like fun ! I salute those brave heroes who worked to save people on 9/11

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LODESTONE 9/11/2014 9:40PM

    Have you already done this or is it an upcoming event. Sorry if I'm so fuzzy. I'm guessing it happened and I'm a ditz, because you are posting pictures. Awesome.

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LESSOFMOORE 9/11/2014 9:06PM

    Yet another beautiful blog, Victoria! emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/11/2014 8:53PM

    emoticon That sounds awesome!

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PHEBESS 9/11/2014 7:26PM

    Sounds like a wonderful time!!!!! (I'd have to work up to a hike that uphill, though, I'm not used to hills again!)

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ROCKYCPA 9/11/2014 6:57PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun - unfortunately I don't live in California. Hopefully will visit sometime soon and will try and remember this hike.

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TIME4COFFEE 9/11/2014 6:51PM

    It sounds like a fun event. I would be spending the $32 for a ski lift ride both ways...never been on one and think it would be great fun!

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Idea World Fitness Expo

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I clicked on a SparkPeople.com ad getting me a free pass to an " idea world fitness" expo. I went today and had a a good day. They had lots of booths with different bars, healthy stuff and workouts.

I did a class called U Jam, that was way fun. These folks have moves and rhythm big time. I was a fish out of water having some fun at it.

Les Mills had a big presence including a Body Combat class. I was super tired by the end of a long day.

Good to be home with my dog and cat now.

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SASSISPRING 8/31/2014 2:23PM

    Glad to hear you had fun. :)

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1BEACHWALKER 8/20/2014 2:48PM

    That was cool! Glad you had a good time! emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/18/2014 11:43PM

    SOunds like fun Victoria !

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LESSOFMOORE 8/18/2014 9:49PM

    What a great day! emoticon emoticon

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PAMBWS 8/18/2014 10:04AM

    Sounds like you had fun! WTG!

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JAXMOMMY 8/17/2014 7:17PM

    So awesome you get chances to do such fun things! Rest and love the furbabies!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/17/2014 2:04PM

    Sounds like a great day!

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AUNTRENEE 8/17/2014 11:28AM

    Sounds like an excellent day!!!!

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/17/2014 9:00AM

    Good for you. I bet you had a good work out for the day. emoticon

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WINE4GIRL 8/17/2014 8:08AM

    Good for you! Nothing like trying something new!

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LODESTONE 8/17/2014 6:54AM

    I love trying and seeing new things! emoticon

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_LINDA 8/17/2014 1:24AM

    emoticon Lucky you to get something like that close by!

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TIME4COFFEE 8/17/2014 12:01AM

    It sounds like a fun day with a nice ending with your babies.

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Tell me I am not the only one!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Going to a pool party today, fun! I haven't worn a swim suit in YEARS! The last swim suit I bought is over a decade old. Good thing I will be with my friends who won't judge me.

I am guessing I am not the only old lady who doesn't own a swim suit.

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WINE4GIRL 8/17/2014 8:10AM

    I don't swim... Just fish! You look fabulous! Hope you have fun. That's the important part!

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KLONG8 8/15/2014 7:41PM

    Bought a new swim suit this year because my old one was....old! And worn out. Glad I did it because it's nice to know you have something when you need it. But I don't go swimming much.

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JUSTYNA7 8/11/2014 2:36PM

    I own a couple... the old lady one that I don't love but sometimes I feel like I should be modest in certain groups.... the one that is best for workouts in the water.... and the one that is pretty and young but very impractical for in the water but OK for kayaking or sunning by the side of the pool. All that said, most important thing is not tto miss out and hurray for the friends who will not CARE what you look like.

Comment edited on: 8/11/2014 2:36:48 PM

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LIBBYFITZ 8/9/2014 7:37AM

    With all that hiking you do I am sure you look absolutely fantastic in bathers.

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WALKZWDOGZ 8/2/2014 4:25AM

    Oh, I own one. A couple from when I used to do water aerobics.

Couldn't get in 'em without a shoe horn & WD40, but I own 'em. emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 7/22/2014 11:23AM

    Oh my! I'm an old lady that owns many swimsuits, but I have a pool! Hope you had a great time!!

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LESSOFMOORE 7/21/2014 9:12PM

    If I have one, I'd have to look for it. I hope that you had fun!

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/21/2014 2:50PM

    I had a good laugh over this one. One swimsuit, that was given to me 10 yrs. ago, doesn't fit me anymore. The other swimsuit fits the top, but not the bottom if you know what I mean lol. How did the party go?

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BONOLICIOUS2 7/21/2014 8:34AM

    lol not just an old lady... we're going to the beach next week and I had to go buy a swimsuit yesterday! Luckily this is the best time of the season for it - got one for $7! So you might get a deal too!

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KNYAGENYA 7/20/2014 8:50AM

    You can always skinny dip! emoticon

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PAMBWS 7/20/2014 8:14AM

    Have fun. I had to buy a new swimsuit for my trip...simple suit, but I love to swim, so always have a suit. Just enjoy the day.

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PEZMOM1 7/19/2014 11:11PM

    emoticon have fun.

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TIME4COFFEE 7/19/2014 9:25PM

    Sweetheart, if I can be in a swimsuit among friends...so can you! I hope it's a wonderful pool party.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/19/2014 6:17PM

    Have fun!

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SASSISPRING 7/19/2014 2:29PM

    Good for you. Life is too short to worry about imperfections that no one else notices. I would have a bathing suit but up here, for someone my size, it's over $100 and I have better things to spend my money on. So I am still wearing my suit from over 10 yrs back, and add a tshirt as it tends to slip down lots.

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LODESTONE 7/19/2014 1:53PM

    I own one too. going to flaunt this 'bod' at the beach for a week soon....

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GRANDMACOO 7/19/2014 12:43PM

    I own one, but never wore it much until I started going to the gym. The only reason I go to the gym is to swim; it is such a great exercise for older folks, even if you only walk in the water.

Have fun at the party - you will ROCK this!

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_LINDA 7/19/2014 12:29PM

    I have one because when Costco brings them in you can get a Speedo for only $20, and one that looks nice, not the basic :-)

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/19/2014 11:47AM

    I own a swimsuit ,you will look wonderful ! Get the exercise enjoy yourself and don't worry no one will judge you!

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GARDENCHRIS 7/19/2014 11:21AM

    oh I own one , just go do it! and have fun!

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