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Vacation, mild overeating, and zero weight gain.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Just got back from a trip to the Florida Keys. My first time there, even though I've lived in Florida for 26 years.

DW stayed home, she wasn't up to another RV trip so soon after our recent trip to Northwest FL. So, I went solo.

I got in a lot of bicycle riding. On my el-cheapo Walmart special.

The guy who took this picture was with his beautiful family, and encouraged them to pose with me. What a nice family!

This was just one of many groups I met. People are so happy and friendly. Perhaps the free flowing drinks and lack of open container prohibition carrying adds to that good feeling.

These gals were having a great time, walking down the street drinking their beers. Pretty early in the day, too. They insisted on taking a picture with me. Honest. They asked first.

I love this place!

Then I rode over to the supposedly southernmost point in the contiguous US. It isn't really. There are several more southern points than this familiar landmark. Just google it, if you want to confirm. But, I always wanted to get a picture here, and now I can check it off my bucket list.

While I was here, I talked to lots of travelers. Some young chicks in a car took a picture of the large concrete buoy landmark. They took my picture, too and I in turn, took theirs. Like I said, people are friendly here.

My daughter and DW insist I am a people magnet. So, I took those pics to let them know I think they're right.

On the way down I stopped at a couple of different campsites and had a nice trip.

St. Lucie South Campground, Stuart, FL

Bahia Honda State Park

While I was in Bahia Honda, I did a few days of running. When I drove to Key West, I parked the RV, unhooked the bike and rode around the town. My battery died on my speedometer/odometer so I didn't get an accurate count of miles ridden, but it was a LOT. Surprisingly, my legs never got tired or sore. Maybe because I walked a lot of miles, too. That kept the muscles lose?

I drank beer, and ate off tracking. Nothing really bad, just too much. I was hoping all the exercise I got would help me not gain too much extra.

So, this morning, now home, I hopped in the old bathroom scale. NO large gain. My weight fluctuates like everyone's does. This morning it said 150.5. Before I left - a week ago it read 148.5. Now to you, this might seem like a 2 lb gain. Not me, my weight bounces around those numbers so much, I'm calling it a zero gain.

Besides, I have a lot of work to do around the house, and if I gained anything, it will soon melt away. Woohoo! A great time had and no weight loss concerns. Life is good.

Moderation is my life. I don't deprive myself, but I do take care of myself.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TIME-4-TINA 6/9/2013 11:33AM

    I think you need to run for mayor of Key West! I would not describe you as a people magnet. Chick magnet, yes. No men in any of the pictures, you stinker.

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SHIRAZSOLLY 6/3/2013 10:31PM

    That's funny. When I went to Key West, a bunch of happy women in dresses didn't insist they put their arms around me and pose for a picture! I think it was YOU, not the beer!

All that running and biking have just made you a chick magnet!

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EDITOR 6/3/2013 6:58AM

    I have the same point picture. Someday I will have the equipment to post it. River boat captain was happy I was not a tourist or snowbird in April of this year. Ah, life marches on and THX for many memories of years gone by.

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MASRITE 6/3/2013 12:09AM

    Love the pics!! Looks like the girls just love you!!

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CM_GARDNER78 6/2/2013 8:49PM

    That is GREAT! One of my bucket list items too! I had no idea it really wasn't the southernmost point of the US! I would like to go to the FL Keys someday...looks amazing! Glad you had a great time - and also that you had NO GAIN! WOO HOO! :-)

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JACKIE542 6/2/2013 1:38PM

    Glad you had a great time, sure looks like you are a people magnet. Great pictures, sure loved the sunset at the end, the perfect end to some perfect days. emoticon

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DALID414 6/2/2013 1:36PM

    How fun!
I think I need an el-cheapo Walmart bike. emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 6/2/2013 12:15PM

    Very nice! Key West is my husband's favorite place to go. I love running around there in the mornings. Did you get into Irish Kevin's on Duval? That is one of our favorites.

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GMWSR15110 6/2/2013 12:15PM

    I got to start traveling with you! Sounds like a great time!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/2/2013 11:52AM

    Wow - that was one awesome trip! Looks like you had a great time. Wonderful.

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    Glad you enjoyed the keys. We like taking the ferry down to Key West from Ft. Myers.

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NWFL59 6/2/2013 10:08AM

    Thanks for sharing your latest RVing trip. Looks like you had a most enjoyable time! I was one of a handful of Air Force types assigned to the naval base on Key West many years ago. It was my last duty assignment before getting out of the AF and I had a great time exploring the area. Sounds like you managed to balance your activity and eating well to maintain your goals. Well Done! emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 6/2/2013 10:02AM

    Looks like a great time!

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ONMYMEDS 6/2/2013 9:30AM

    What a great looking place. The last time I was in Florida was 60 years ago. Maybe it's time for a return trip? Glad you had such a good time.

I really like that RV you've got.

Thanks for sharing your latest road trip.

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KANDOLAKER 6/2/2013 8:58AM

    So glad you had such a great time in Key West, I love that island too. You have such a great philosophy and healthy plan - and I think you are right on target. Thanks for sharing your vacation!


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KKKAREN 6/2/2013 8:53AM

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun, I love the Keys!

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