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Vacationing (part two)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

So where was I? Ah yes, Friday we visited Penticton. Vacation tip #1 - NEVER go anywhere without your swimsuit. We got to Skaha Lake and no one had theirs with them, including me. *sigh* two hours later, we came out of Sport Check and I had the most expensive bathing suit I've ever purchased for myself. The lake was worth it though. Hang on, I'll show you:


Saturday, we began our trip back to Calgary. We stopped at the Log Barn in Armstrong:

and the D Dutchmen Dairy in Sicamous:

AND the Enchanted Forest:
Finally, we stopped in Golden for the night.
Now we're back home in Calgary. I did a lot of walking on my vacation. No running or roller-blading at all.... and I didn't track a single calorie.

Today, is a new day with new goals. Like the trains that I saw on my trip, it's time to get on track.

  
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CYBERQT 8/24/2011 3:09PM

    I looove D- Dutchmen! We stopped there Sunday on our way back from Kamloops.

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COOPSM 8/23/2011 5:01PM

    You look FANTASTIC girl!!! was pooh there too?? hes my fav, then tigger, the Eeyore!!

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BLACKROSE_222 8/23/2011 11:32AM

    I still haven't been to the Enchanted forest, but I will get there one day! Looks great!

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TORTUETOO 8/23/2011 11:05AM

    Penny, you look great! And it looks like you had a good time, too!

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CASSIOEPIA 8/23/2011 9:20AM

    Hey, we swam in that lake too! Good memories :)



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ETTEZEUS 8/23/2011 8:37AM

    Love your vacation pictures!
Looks like you all had a fantastic time!
You look great too!

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WYOMOL 8/23/2011 7:29AM

    thanks, looked it up on a map and now I know where you were - cool!

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Vacationing in BC

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

So here I am, fresh off vacation and already ready for another one. Went to see my doctor this morning. Lots of good news, Roo's heartrate is fabulous at 152 bpm and my blood pressure is equally fabulous at 110/80. *AND* I get to see her next week in an ultrasound. I'm pretty excited. Of course, I'm only getting this "extra" ultrasound view because of "advanced maternal age". But whatever, I'll take it.
British Columbia was beautiful. We left Calgary last Sunday bright and early and arrived in Westbank (home of RACING4ME) that evening.

The next day, we headed off to Beaver Lake Lodge for three days of camping. We rented what they call a "camping cabin". Basically, it's four beds and a table - a place to stay dry should Mother Nature try to ruin our fun. And we did have fun! Lots of walking trails, a petting zoo, a lake to swim in or fish or boat on. We did all of it, too. Not so much the fishing because, initially, the boys weren't interested but then Logan found a stick, Colin bought a hook and the rest was history.
Our humble abode:

The fearless Captain:

Peddling their way around the lake:

The one that didn't get away:

My newest cupholder:


After camping, we went back to Kelowna. I love this city.

Okay, I'm apparently out of memory and cannot post more pictures. Looks like I'm posting TWO blog entries tonight. emoticon

  
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SUNSHINE084 8/24/2011 1:45AM

    Glad you had a great time in B.C. very close to where I live.. or 8 hrs away... I should say. Where are you from?

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 8/24/2011 12:34AM

    Awesome pics Penny!

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COOPSM 8/23/2011 4:59PM

    Love the pictures, glad you guys had fun!!! BP is awesome...great job!!! Bet you can't wait to see Roo again!!!

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GAYEMC 8/23/2011 12:18PM

    Looks like you were in a beautiful spot and the cabin is so cute. Can't wait to see more pics.

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BLACKROSE_222 8/23/2011 11:31AM

    LOL - GREAT Pics! It looks like a great vacation, and I love the built in cup holder - one of the things I'm looking forward to is seeing what I can 'hold'... but I still have a while before we start trying.

Glad you had fun!

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KASHMIR 8/23/2011 9:26AM

    Looks like you all had a blast!

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CASSIOEPIA 8/23/2011 9:23AM

    That sounds like an awesome way to camp, and it looks like you had some good weather.


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WYOMOL 8/23/2011 7:19AM

    Love the blog and pics, especially the cupholder :); it's probably somewhere in your blog or our team chat, but where exactly in BC?

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MKKAYA 8/23/2011 1:52AM

    Nice pictures Penny - where are the pictures of you and Trish???


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TURTLERAE55 8/23/2011 1:06AM

    It looks like you are having lots of fun.

Enjoy and have a safe trip back home.

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Weekend Challenge

Friday, August 19, 2011

Week 2 Weekend Challenge

"It's a mixed bag" with a summer time theme

1. Water fight - "Drink 8 glasses of water a day" 1 point per day
2. Gardening - "Eat 5 Fruits and Vegetables a day" 1 point per day
3. Support - " Support your fellow dragons" 1 point per event up to 3 points per day comments on their blogs, spark pages, give a goodie
4. Cardio - 1 point for each 30 minutes - up to 4 points max per day

Bonus of 5 points for doing all 4 everyday
Bonus of 15 points for doing it all 4 days

1. Water fight - F 1 , S 1, S 1, M 1 - 1 point per day
2. Gardening - F 1, S 1, S 1, M 1 - 1 point per day
3. Support - F 1 , S 1 , S 1, M 0 - 1 point per event up to 3 max for day
4. Cardio - F 1, S, 1, S 1, M 0- 1 Point for each 30 minutes max of 4 points

Bonus - F 5, S 5, S 5, M 0 - every day bonus 5 points
Bonus - Doing it all 4 days - 15 points

Total Points - 29

  
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LIZZYP609 8/22/2011 9:49PM

    yea, u got me on this one for sure! I only got 20 minutes of cardio today! Darn headaches anyway!

:-)

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 8/19/2011 5:59PM

    emoticon

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BLACKROSE_222 8/19/2011 9:59AM

    Woo Hoo!

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LIZZYP609 8/19/2011 8:25AM

    Great!!! I am stealing your idea! Sounds like you are having fun on your vacation!



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FRIENDOFBACH 8/19/2011 1:10AM

  I like this! Great motivational tool.
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Hold that thought by Elisabeth Fayt

Thursday, April 28, 2011

When you get the urge to judge,
think instead of what you admire,
then hold that thought.

When the day seems glum,
remember what you appreciate,
then hold that thought.

When someone snaps at you,
wish for them a better day,
then hold that thought.

When you look in the mirror and criticize,
think of what makes you special,
then hold that thought.

When you feel inclined to grumble,
bring to mind what makes you happy,
then hold that thought.

For your thoughts are what create your world.
Consciously or not,
decide in every moment
what it is you truly want.

The world will bring you, at your will,
A little or a lot,
You have but only one small job,
Think well, then hold that thought.

~Elisabeth Fayt,
owner/founder, RnR Wellness
Best-selling author of "Paving it Forward".

  
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SAMMYSWEETPEA 4/29/2011 1:11PM

    That's really nice. Thanks for sharing it with us. There's a good message there for sure.

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BLACKROSE_222 4/29/2011 12:42AM

    Wow, Penny - amazing blog. Thanks for sharing.

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RUNNINGWILD 4/28/2011 7:48PM

    You're welcome. Elisabeth is the wife of my mother's boss.
If you're ever in Calgary, you should check out RnR:
www.rnrwellness.com
Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Calgary
133 - 9th Avenue SW
(403) 244-9290
Spa open daily 10am - 8pm (7pm Sun)
In-Room Service 9am - 10pm daily

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JAMBABY0 4/28/2011 7:34PM

    thanks for sharing

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Back in my LiveJournal days...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

before I committed to sparkpeople, I posted this on my LJ:

"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle.
The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours. "
-- Ayn Rand


I still love this quote.

  
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2BFREE2LIVE 5/26/2011 2:30AM

    DREAM BIG AND THEN MAKE IT HAPPEN.
LOVE LIFE AND IT WILL LOVE YOU BACK.
These are the ones I use to reach my goals.

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RUNNERMOMTO3 4/28/2011 12:51PM

    LOVE it!! Love the last line :)

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BOBBYD31 4/27/2011 3:57PM

    nice P!

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ETTEZEUS 4/27/2011 11:22AM

    It's a good one!

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MKKAYA 4/27/2011 11:19AM

    Love it!

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*MADHU* 4/27/2011 10:19AM

    emoticonfor posting...needed this today.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 4/27/2011 1:59AM

    Awesome quote Penny!

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