We had a great trip on the motorcycles up through Indiana, Michigan, three days in Canada then back down through Michigan and Wisconsin.
Miracle of miracles, I weighed in the same this morning as I did last Saturday morning when we left. We will see if the delayed reaction shows up at next week's weigh-in. That has happened to me in the past.
This vacation was a little different than others in the past. I did indulge in a few drinks and a few hamburgers with fries at local taverns. My idea of a vacation is going where the locals go, not the chain-type restaurants. We met some great people and had some great conversations. I wasn't obsessing about calories.
There were many breakfasts and lunches I kept it smart and healthy. We had lunch at Subway a couple days where I had a roasted chicken sandwich with veggies, no condiments, a bottle of water and a bag of apple slices.
Speaking of water, I drank boatloads! We rode five - six hours every day on motorcycles. Just about everywhere we traveled had heat warnings. We stopped every hour or so for a bottle of water. I may have sweated out every beer and French fry I had all week!
I brought a resistance band with me and got three good upper body workouts in during the trip. I hadn't used this band in quite a while. I'm now addicted to it.
We also walked, and walked and walked seeing the sites. Two nights we swam. I made good use of my time in the pool doing laps and working as many muscles as I could think of.
Speaking of sites, seeing Niagra Falls was more incredible than I thought it would be. I always thought of it as a cheesy tourist trap and in some ways it is but standing at the top of the falls on the Canadian side left me speechless.
The Maid of the Mist boat ride was SO much fun. Thank you to my yoga class since we did not get on in time to lean against anything. We were standing in the middle of the boat as it rocked it's way into the falls with nothing to hold on to.
Oh and I RODE MY MOTORCYCLE INTO ANOTHER COUNTRY!!! Jump back. Never thought I would ever say that sentence. I may have conquered my fear of bridges. I never like driving over a large bridge but I had to cross a MAJOR large bridge to get from Detroit into Canada then from Canada into Sioux St. Marie Michigan. I was TERRIFIED but once I was up there, It was beautiful and peaceful!
My husband is a great travel planner. It was an amazing week. I feel stronger than ever! Tomorrow I have one last day off of work. I'm going for a massage!
Below are some pics:
I rode across that bridge!!
Dinner overlooking the falls:
Random bay shot somewhere in Canada