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Back overseas

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

NOTE: WE ARE NOT MILITARY AND WE BOTH ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS
I made it back to Saudi Tuesday evening after a 2 1/2 hour departure delay due to mechanical problems with the plane.
My day started at 6:30AM Monday when i got up, left the house at 9AM, got on the bus at 11AM, got to Logan airport at 12:30 for a 3:45 flight to JFK, then an 8:30PM flight to Saudi. the flight to Saudia didn't leave until after 11PM but the airline did buy our dinner meal at the airport which was good. Flight was 11 hours 50 minutes, got to Saudi at 5:45PM local time (GMT +3 or 7 hours AHEAD of East Coast time) Not any problems with Immigration or customs!
Finally went to bed around 11PM. I still feel numb and like a zombie, sore all over from heavy carry on.
In a couple of days I hope to be back to my exercise routine hopefully.

  
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HJFOGARTY 10/5/2011 9:43PM

    so glad you got there safe and sound - take care of you and recover before you tackle too much!

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OGOODY 10/5/2011 3:08PM

    Wow! That's alot of traveling! Enjoy your time there! emoticon

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PIGSOFGREEN 10/5/2011 1:22PM

    whew! I've done flights like this, definitely give yourself recouperation time! emoticon

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CHIEF_GEEK 10/5/2011 1:22PM

    Have fun in the sand! Now its time to get the old body clock back to the local time...
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213 days

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Only 213 days until I will be back HOME in the USA in May. I haven't even left to go back overseas yet and I'm already counting down to next year.
Also found out the pharmacies over in Saudi do NOT carry the Victoza I've been taking so I will have a HUGE HUGE prescription drug bill since I do not have insurance.Then there is my stock up of my diabetic test strips-3-4 boxes of 100 which are expensive too.

One week from today, I'll be back overseas until May. So I should be able to concentrate on the exercise soon.

  
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HJFOGARTY 9/27/2011 8:43PM

    so sad you are leaving so soon - where did the summer go? with the gym screwing up our workouts this summer the time just flew by and we didn't even get a chance to chat - this summer sucked! life got too busy and I miss my spark buddy! but know you are thought of often and travel safely - hopefully we can meet up this week before you go!

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Where did the summer go?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Seems like I was just blogging that I got HOME to New Hampshire and now I'm packing to leave again (insert crying icon here) I do have another week but so much to do next week.
On the bright side, maybe my eating will change and I can get back on the exercise wagon again. I just don't want to go back but sadly for those of you who know me, I have to.
EDITED TO ADD, WE ARE NOT A MILITARY FAMILY

  
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HJFOGARTY 9/21/2011 9:07PM

    I can't believe the summer is over either - UG! but I'm hoping your new meds help you bounce back and feel better too. continue to take care of you!

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NANNA01X7 9/21/2011 1:31PM

  HANG IN THERE!

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Robin 1 - Flume Gorge 0-PICTURE HEAVY

Friday, September 16, 2011

On Wednesday my husband and I took up the Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch New Hampshire. www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-p
arks/flume-gorge.aspx

It was an ideal day, not too hot, not too cold, not too crowded, not deserted. I was a bit hesitant to hike it because I get winded very easy and I have knee problems but I wanted to do it!
A bridge at the begining:

A view of the walk:

The temp in the gorge:

View to the top:

An interesting tree growth:

Canopy cover all along the gorge and walk:

The waterfall:

Me at the top of the gorge (NASTY picture)


If you ever get to visit the State of New Hampshire, I HIGHLY recommend this walk!

  
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GRAMMYEAC 9/17/2011 8:46AM

    The flume is always so lovely! glad you had a wonderful time!

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GONNABEHALFOFME 9/16/2011 10:58PM

    Gorgeous!

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HJFOGARTY 9/16/2011 5:48PM

    so glad you got to go and enjoy it! it really is amazing and so lovely! but it really is a hike! lol thanks for sharing the pictures are amazing!

have a great weekend!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 9/16/2011 12:00PM

    Looks like a beautiful walk!

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Riding out Hurricane Irene-UPDATE

Sunday, August 28, 2011

So, here I am in East Central New Hampshire riding out a hurricane in August. My family drove in from Central NY last night and made ahead of the rains. So as of 10:45 AM Sunday morning it's rained for almost 12 hours but not overly hard, a few spurts of hard rain but not bad. The winds are supposed to hit around 2PM.
We were supposed to go for the morning sunrise drive up Mt. Washington this morning but that was canceled.

I will post an update later.

7:15PM UPDATE Everything is clear, the rain and wind have stopped. The power did go out for about 2 hours and there was some wind but we've had worse winds with out a hurricane, so all is well here. Back to normal.

  
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HJFOGARTY 8/31/2011 6:09AM

    glad you had an "easy" experience over there - it was easy here too. rain and some wind but like you said nothing to bad. Have a great visit with your family! and we need to find a day to catch up! missing you!

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RWETHAIRYET 8/29/2011 2:06PM

    Glad you made it through with minimal problems..ww lost power for a full 24 hours, but you're right, i've seen worse regular rainstorms, haha.
Looks like you should have a good rest of the week weatherwise to enjoy with your company.

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DIANNEYME 8/29/2011 8:15AM

    Glad to hear all is well. We never even lost power, which is amazing for us, although it flickered off and on several times during the evening. We too have seen worse damage, bigger surf, and more rain with "normal" storms. I am not complaining :-) Our place in Western MA may be another story, though...will probably go there this weekend and check out any flooding...

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KOFFEENUT 8/28/2011 4:11PM

    Hope you're staying safe and dry!

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