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Home Again

Sunday, October 28, 2012

We had a wonderful trip to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We visited my old college roommate who introduced us 42 years ago! It was fun to reminisce and catch up on the past 40 years.

We also visited a number of my husband's relatives. The older we get, the more our interest soars about family history. Along with some of the cousins, we took the first steps of planning a family reunion for next summer. We also had the chance to look at and scan a number of old family photos. My 88 year old father-in-law was able to help us identify a number of people in the photos. It was fun to watch the wheels turn and the memories come popping up as he viewed the photos!

We then had a few days all to ourselves and enjoyed the beauty of Door County, Wisconsin.

It was a bit harder than I had expected to keep up with healthy habits on the trip. You don't always have the healthiest options when you are eating at someone else's home, but I at least exercised good portion control. Restaurants are another challenge, and we did indulge in some treats; but again, I was able to watch the portions.

We initially made the effort to do some walking. The bug I had been fighting really kicked into high gear a couple of days into the trip, so that slowed me down a bit. It burned itself out after about three days, but I must admit that I never really got back to a lot of walking. We did have a hotel pool for a couple af days so I was able to swim some.

It feels good to be home. The scale is telling me that I am up 1.2 pounds, but I know that may just be one of my normal day-to-day fluctuations. I'm giving my self a few days before I decide if I "officially" gained weight or if I held my ground, as I had hoped to do! At any rate, it was a great vacation and I have no regrets!
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  • v SENIORSWIMMER
    It sounds like a wonderful trip, and it is good to be home again, isn't it? There's just no place like your own bed.

    I love the story about your 88 year old father-in-law identifying old pictures and talking about them. They'll tell us things now that we are older that were hush-hush back then. I took my mother-in-law for a drive last winter after we had run some errands. We were driving in the Black Hills. We drove past some out of the way overlook. She clapped her hands together and said, "We used to go there to park!" I think she thought I didn't understand her. (I was surprised.) "You know, neck," she added. emoticon
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