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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hello all

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


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TATERCAT 7/24/2013 10:33AM

    Sounds like a great trip and you managed to keep it healthy.
Congrats on facing your fears and riding over the bridges. Nice pics!

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JMCCONNELL74 7/23/2013 5:16AM

    Holiday sounds great! Know what you mean about Niagra Falls - I took my parents there many years ago for my dad's 70th birthday and expected I would find it a bit naff - but it's really quite impressive. They weren't up to walking under the falls or anything like that - so we took a helicopter ride over the falls to see them that way. Nice.

Well done you for keeping up the fitness and not putting on a single pound. I'm a bit nervous about how I'll be when I'm travelling again - not so worried about he holiday we have planned for September because that will involve lots of walking and swimming and scuba diving - but a bit worried about travelling for work again - which will start week of Aug 12. I like your idea about taking a resistance band for ST - much more practical than hand weights!

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TDEMAIO2 7/22/2013 10:35PM

    emoticon glad you had a GREAT time :D

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SUGAR0814 7/21/2013 10:38PM

    Glad you had a good time! emoticon

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MJREIMERS 7/21/2013 10:26PM

    emoticon It sounds like you had a lot of fun! (I know I would.) We went into Canada once, for five minutes, just to say we'd been there. emoticon

I used to have a motorcycle and I hope to get another one someday! If I don't get another horse.

You look awesome by the way!

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    WooHoo for the trip and congratulations crossing an International Border twice. Did they do the fireworks over the Falls when you were there?

You visited two places near and dear to my heart, Ontario, Canada and the Upper Peninsula!

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BIGPAWSUP 7/21/2013 5:38PM

    How awesome!!! Those are wonderful pictures and sounds like an amazing time!!!

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MAGGIEVAN 7/21/2013 5:28PM

    I am glad you had a great time. Are you not sore from those long hours in the saddle? I would love to visit the falls. Thanks for sharing a bit of your trip with us and great job on those healthy choices you made.

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CAT-IN-CJ 7/21/2013 4:42PM

    Sounds like an awesome vacation. A good swim - or working with resistance bands - is a great way to end a day of riding. Don't know about you, but I find there are only so many ways to sit and hang on that it feels really good to move the rest of the bod.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on a great job on good choices on your meals and water intake.

No doubt you will bask in the memories of your vacation . . . till the next one.

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LORILEEPAGE 7/21/2013 3:23PM

    You must've had a blast! It's nice to be to the point when you can be less uptight about calories on vacation. Being sensible in choices, not depriving yourself, and then getting in some great activity sounds like the reasons you had a good weigh in. I'm sure the sweating helped!

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FUNLOVEN 7/21/2013 3:21PM

    Welcome home Kelli. Sounds like you had a ton of fun and kept healthy ta boot !

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RONNIEHUEY 7/21/2013 2:51PM

    Sounds like a fun

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