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Walking the bridge vs. walking on sand....

Tuesday, January 12, 2016      23 comments

We are spending January on Hutchinson Island in Florida. Yesterday, we walked the bridge over the causeway and I easily got 11,000 steps on my Fitbit. I love walking on the beach, but I have a hard time getting 10,000 steps that way. I've rea... Read more

In Florida for January!

Thursday, January 07, 2016      20 comments

Hubby and I decided to spend January in Florida again this year. We did it last year for the first time and really enjoyed it. We are staying in the same town we did last year....just a different rental unit. We really like the unit we rented... Read more

Life is good!

Friday, December 11, 2015      22 comments

I haven't been blogging because I haven't felt like writing any more blogs about our vacation. It takes a long time to write each blog, posting pictures etc. Spark doesn't have the easiest system for writing blogs with pictures included. ... Read more

Vacation blog Week 7 (Vancouver, Eugene, Ashland, San Francisco)

Monday, November 16, 2015      17 comments

This is a continuation of my "vacation blogs" of trip we took in late August, Sept. and Oct. My last blog ended with the 10 day cruise we took to Alaska during the middle of our trip. Sept. 29 Vancouver Our cruise ended in Vancouve... Read more

Vacaation blog: Week 6: Alaska continued.

Thursday, November 05, 2015      21 comments

This is a continuation of the blog I wrote yesterday about the Alaska cruise portion of our vacation. Hopefully, I'll be able to finish this part of the blog before my computer starts acting up. Sept. 23: Skagway Our next port was Skagwa... Read more

Vacation Blog: Weeks 5 and 6: Alaska!

Wednesday, November 04, 2015      19 comments

This is a continuation of my "vacation blogs" covering our two-month long vacation "out west". Most of our vacation had been a road trip with combination of car/tent camping and staying in hotels. For the next 10 days, we took a "vacatio... Read more

Vacation Blog: Week 4 and part of Week 5

Saturday, October 31, 2015      21 comments

This is a contiunation of my "Vacation Blog" .... September 9 and 10: Grand Teton National Park After spending three nights camping at Yellowstone, we broke up camp and drove several hours south to Grand Teton National Park to camp for t... Read more

Vacation Blog: Week 3: South Dakota and Wyoming

Wednesday, October 28, 2015      21 comments

Most of week three of our trip was spent in South Dakota and Wyoming where we had both the hottest and coldest weather of our trip within just a couple days of each other. Sept. 3: Souix Falls, SD We spent most of the day driving from ou... Read more

Vacation Blog: Week 2: Great Lakes (Continued)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015      25 comments

This blog is a continuation of my blog from yesterday covering week 2 of our two-month long road trip..... Sunday: Aug. 30 After visiting Mackinac Island and camping one more night at the Straits State Park, we packed up our car and drove... Read more

Vacation Blog: Week2: The Great Lakes

Monday, October 26, 2015      22 comments

Hubby and I just finished a two-month long vacation. It was hard to blog while I was gone because we were camping a lot and I had very limited access to the internet. Week 1 of our vacation was spent travelling from our home in Tennessee to ou... Read more

Home again! Missing MOM2ACAT....:(

Sunday, October 25, 2015      28 comments

We got back home last night from our two-month long vacation. It was wonderful. I'll try to blog about some of the highlights in another blog. Today, I just want to acknowledge the passing of a long-time SparkFriend of mine and of many ot... Read more

Just lost a blog....grrr!

Monday, September 14, 2015      21 comments

I'm about three weeks into a two-month long road trip and I'm in a hotel in Portland OR tonight. I just wrote a blog about the first three weeks of the trip and just as I was about to post it, the hotel internet cut me off and the blog was ... Read more

Road trip! We're off...kinda sorta!

Sunday, August 23, 2015      27 comments

Last Thursday we began a two-month long road trip! We started from Tennessee and the plan is to drive north (through Wisconsin) to the Canadian border. We will cross over into Canada briefly at Sault Ste. Marie and then come back into t... Read more

Tick Tick.....and other smartphone apps.

Friday, July 24, 2015      23 comments

I've been a list maker ever since my college days in the early 1970's when I had to resort to carrying around a little assignment book to list my homework assignments so I wouldn't forget to to them. I've used all kinds of systems to kept t... Read more

Healthy Weight Monitoring Study for Vanderbilt

Monday, June 29, 2015      22 comments

I go to Vanderbilt University's medical system for a lot of my healthcare needs. As a patient there, I occasionally get asked to be part of a study or trial. A couple weeks ago, I was asked to participate i a "Healthy Weight Monitoring Study" ... Read more

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