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Sparking with a sparkfriend......

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Today I'm sparking with a sparkfriend. This is the first time I've been lucky enough to visit with sparkfriends and we are sparking together. Later we will go to wine country and will go for a hike. We'll probably sneak in some shopping (the shopping is great here). My friend brought lots of veggies so we'll be eating like queens.

Have a great day!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/29/2011 11:36PM

    How fun! Enjoy the hike!

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 7/29/2011 11:46AM

    Have Fun!

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SAMI199 7/29/2011 1:14AM

    Shop till you Drop-lol, Have fun.

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CHUBRUB3 7/28/2011 9:38PM

    THis is so wonderful! Have a great time!
Hugs,
Angela
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GATOR12 7/28/2011 8:31PM

    So cool!! I know you had a wonderful day. Sparkle on!!

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LUVS2BIKE101 7/28/2011 7:28PM

    How nice! Enjoy your time together! I met a Sparkfriend on a bike trail and it was so much fun.
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MNNICE 7/28/2011 12:49PM

    I would love to meet a local sparkfriend. There's nothing quite so motivating as support from someone who's been there (and is STILL there!)

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WONDERBUG381 7/28/2011 12:32PM

    That sounds so nice. You guys enjoy your day and each others company emoticon

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COOP9002 7/28/2011 10:22AM

    Enjoy your day!


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CANDOK1260 7/28/2011 10:02AM

    SOUNDS GREAT HAVE FUN and congrat on your 30,500 fitness minutes

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APMAC_D 7/28/2011 9:08AM

    I would LOVE to meet some of my sparkfriends- it would be a blast!

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CLIMBERS_ROCK 7/28/2011 8:56AM

    What a wonderful and motivational sounding experience. I have several SparkFriends I would love to meet in person. Have a sparkle day. You both deserve it. emoticon

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JUSTBIRDY 7/28/2011 8:55AM

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The good news

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I have good news; I did not put on a single pound while we were on vacation. emoticon

We got a lot of exercise in and had a great time. We were on the street when the first Tour de France rider came in. It was so crowded that we did not see him in person but saw him on the giant screens. (When I get around to it I'll post some pictures). Thanks to all of you who have been communicating with me; sorry I haven't been a very good sparker.

Today I leave again; this time to CA for a birthday celebration. I had just enough time to do laundry and clean the house. (The house was standing but the two kids made quite a mess. You'd think they would know by now that we have a dishwasher and a mop for the kitchen floor. Some of the plants are stressed but they should be fine in the long run.) I'll spark when I can but I am not taking my computer this time; it's just too heavy to lug through the airports.

I'll have a lot of catching up when I get back..........I hope that you have a great week.

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CYCLINGSANDY 7/28/2011 2:48AM

    It sounds like your time was fantastic. Be safe as you go to California.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/28/2011 12:48AM

    Enjoy your California vaca!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/27/2011 12:23AM

    Have fun be safe, Don't trust those Californians!

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2HAMSDIET 7/26/2011 10:54PM

    emoticonSounds like a perfect vaction to me.

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 7/26/2011 12:05PM

    Wow! It's hard to go anywhere on vacation and not gain! I would think it would be extra hard to go to Paris and not gain! You go girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Have fun and be safe on your next trip!

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SPICY0NE 7/26/2011 12:01PM

    You were in France and gained zero pounds? You give me hope! Hahahaha. SOOOOOOOO awesome that you were there for the Tour. Lucky, lucky you!

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JUSTBIRDY 7/26/2011 10:45AM

    a mess. If they are old enough to have their own vaca, I say they are old enough to clean up after themselves. Enjoy your new vaca, I am sure you won't gain weight there, either!!!!!!!

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FITFABJENN 7/26/2011 10:35AM

    Congratulations on that accomplishment. I know how hard it can be not to pack on pounds while traveling, especially on vacation. So glad you had fun!

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MNNICE 7/26/2011 10:32AM

    That's a great accomplishment! Congratulations. Enjoy your next trip and I wish you continued success.

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BUSYGRANNY5 7/26/2011 10:31AM

    Awesome!!!! Good for you for NOT gaining!!!!! Have a terrific time in CA!!!


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DEECANDOITAGAIN 7/26/2011 10:00AM

    emoticonon the superior weight management! I was impressed that you bothered to spark at all, on your trip. Thanks for keeping in touch!

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SUEAZZI 7/26/2011 9:37AM

    emoticon on no weight gain over your vacation! Sounds like you are having a super summer; glad you are having so much fun! Enjoy CA and "see you" when you get back! emoticon

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Tour de France

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The streets are closed and there are barriers, vendors, decorations, and security everywhere. We thought we'd head down to the bandstands before the big crowd arrives. Our favorite restaurant will be closed so I guess we'll walk over to the Eiffel Tower for lunch. It's going to be a busy day......I can't even imagine the crowds. I'm up for it!

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 7/25/2011 9:53PM

    This is so exciting!

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WONDERBUG381 7/24/2011 10:37PM

    Have a great time. Sounds so exciting

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/24/2011 10:21PM

    Fun, fun, fun!

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SPARKBJ 7/24/2011 10:16PM

    It doesn't get any better than this for a biker girl!

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DRB13_1 7/24/2011 7:57PM

    how exciting to actually BE there! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/24/2011 7:25PM

    How thrilling! Enjoy this unique experience. emoticon

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JOURNEYTO60 7/24/2011 6:49PM

    How exciting! emoticon

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SAMI199 7/24/2011 6:06PM

    Incredible-enjoy every second!!! emoticon

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STRONGERLEANER 7/24/2011 1:07PM

    What a great experience!
Hope you get a good view!

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LARIESHA 7/24/2011 12:45PM

    Sounds like you are having a lot of fun! Enjoy your time them.

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 7/24/2011 11:20AM

    What fun! I can't imagine the thrill it must be!

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CHUBRUB3 7/24/2011 10:36AM

    Wow! Have a great time! So motivational and inspiring.
Hugs,
Angela
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WHOWANTSOLLIE 7/24/2011 9:06AM

    Talk about motivation! It's amazing to watch elite athletes do their thing. Soak it in!

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W5VEOTX 7/24/2011 6:48AM

    W H O W ! How nice.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/24/2011 3:32AM

    Enjoy lunch and seeing the race.

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Last full day is Paris

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I'ts our last day here and we will hit the pavement running. Speaking of running/biking, the Tour de France ends tomorrow, possibly right in front of our hotel. The street will be blocked at 10 and will not reopen until 5ish. They have been building grandstands, putting up barriers, and hanging festive plans all week. I'll wave to you as the bikers pass; I'm sure there will be media everywhere.

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CYCLINGSANDY 7/28/2011 2:47AM

    Oh my, you were actually a four hour drive from my house here.
I hope you had a great time and safe travels home.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/24/2011 2:00AM

    How exciting. I'm glad that you enjoyed your trip. Have a safe trip home.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/23/2011 7:43PM

    Enjoy yourself & have a safe trip home.

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SPARKBJ 7/23/2011 4:51PM

    The best! Have fun!

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KIMBIES1124 7/23/2011 11:06AM

    Wow! I would love to be in Paris to see the finish of the Tour De France!! I love Paris to begin with, but couple the two and I would be in heaven.

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 7/23/2011 10:52AM

    That is so emoticon! For years, I watched the tour like a hawk! This year I wasn't even aware it was happening! Enjoy the excitement! Have a safe trip home!

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W5VEOTX 7/23/2011 9:34AM

    How neat ! What serious biker wouldn't like to be there.

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Paris

Thursday, July 21, 2011

We did tons of walking and stairs yesterday. Today we are going to the Louve (I don't know how to spell anything in French and I'm down in the business center). We will probably be there most of the day and take in the sites we see along the way back to the hotel. Last night we did not get back until 1 so today will be an "easier" day.

  
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CANDOK1260 7/22/2011 12:00PM

    have a great trip

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 7/22/2011 1:18AM

    You can always count on Roxell to be accurate with her facts! I'm living vicariously through you as well! No pressure, except to have fun and be active. I hope you're getting great shots of the architecture! Love it!

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RUFFIT 7/21/2011 9:07PM

    Have fun!! Moni emoticon emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/21/2011 8:43PM

    I'm so living through you right now. The Lourve is one of my dream places to go, I know it's lots of walking all over. Sounds like you're enjoying yourself.

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SAMI199 7/21/2011 6:30PM

    Good for You-the stairs-there are alot of them-lol. Enjoy!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/21/2011 4:23PM

    Thanks for remembering us with little blogs, I am enjoying them on my elliptical.

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SPARKBJ 7/21/2011 2:28PM

    Eiffel Tower - stairs or lift? Platform - 2nd or third? Caution - having that much fun can be exhausting!

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CHUBRUB3 7/21/2011 11:40AM

    Oh I would love to be going to the Museum with you today to see the Mona Lisa. I love art and painting. I think I will think of you in Paris while I paint today.
Hugs!
Angela

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LARIESHA 7/21/2011 11:21AM

    Awesome! Have a great time!

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SHECHAM 7/21/2011 8:09AM

    Wow! Enjoy!!!

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ROXELLS_WARRIOR 7/21/2011 4:25AM

    I am so happy for you! Enjoying a vacation and burning all those calories walking... great! Enjoy the Louvre. (I looked it up for you ;)

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