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And adventures on the way back, too

Monday, May 17, 2010

I just got home, about half an hour ago, salad in bag. Stuck overnight in Denver! After the diversion to Austin on Friday that makes two side trips on the main trip. It was a great hotel both in San Antonio (right on the Riverwalk, walking distance to the Alamo, all the touristy stuff to do on the side) and in Denver. Great workout rooms both places, and I'm glad to report I made use of them.

The one in San Antonio was on the 22nd floor, and I was doing my treadmill stuff at 5 a.m. so it was still dark and you were gazing out at the lights of the city. The one in Denver... well, let us say they had "free disposable headsets" for the guests to wear while tuning in to the personal TV screens attached to the treadmills.

Two things I noticed in Denver: snow on the mountains in May is more than I've seen in my past visits in September and in August. And Prairie dogs! I had forgotten that the prairie dogs build thriving communities between the lanes of the interstates... and there they sit, perched on the lips, poking their heads up as the vehicles whiz by.

San Antonio: What's to say, a gorgeous town. I got museum'd out. Lots of steps on the pedometer. And I was proud of my food choices, although I did get over-peopled, too. I'm ready to cave, only I have to go back to work tomorrow.

Meantime, kept spreading the word about the Yellow Ribbon family programs for the Army Reserve... it's a different challenge for reservists than it is for active duty folk. Events like the one I just attended in San Antonio hopefully will start addressing our geographical dispersion. We had people fly in from as far away as Maine and California, Wisconsin and Nebraska, to come together because our loved ones are serving together. Hopefully we've formed some lasting bonds and can keep in touch to support one another!

Kind of like... Spark... People? (Speaking of which, I was out there promoting Spark, just a bit... because people asked.)

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    Terrific to seek out the support you needed: and to recognize the over-peopling too!!
    396 days ago
    Glad the trip was eventful and fun – thanks for letting us know about the ‘yellow ribbon’ for reservists. I’m amazed @ their dedication and sacrifice.
    2865 days ago
    Look at all the fun you would have missed!
    2866 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    What a great and very productive trip.

    Thanks for sharing with us and I will definitely check into the Yellow Ribbon Family Program.

    Take care and do have an AWESOME week.

    2866 days ago
    Thanks for your travelogue Barb. It's interesting to hear about prairie dogs.

    Sounds as if you had quite an adventure. Glad you found another support group - and pleased to have you back in this one,

    2866 days ago
    Sounds like a good support group for you! Trips are fun, but it's always so nice to come home!
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    2866 days ago
    Good for you for sticking to your exercise plan while on the road. It's easy to slack off. It takes dedication to stick to it. Very impressive, Barb! -Marsha
    2866 days ago
    Don't worry about the stats, Barb - they will wait till you get to them! I'm glad you had a good trip, even with the 'adventures' on the side, lol... And it's good to have you back, too. :-)
    2866 days ago
  • CONCHA77
    Wow, Very nice to know what you have been up to! I had no idea where or why you went!
    Bless your Heart and Thank You,

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    2866 days ago
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