I’m home

Well Hello!  Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  What a great week I had.  Great time with Mom.  Great time sight seeing in a state I haven’t been to yet.  Lots of photos. Great seeing family!!!!

I am home now.  Back to life; back to reality.

I had started working out the week before I left.  I took a week off.  Now back to it.  Leg day today.  LEG DAY!!  After a week off?  This is going to sting.  45 minutes of legs.  Squats, lunges, calf raises, more lunges, more squats.  Had my post workout protein and am definitely going to need my before bed Recharge so I won’t be so sore in the morning.

J E L L – O.  This is what my legs feel like at the moment.  Going to the gym is going to be interesting, to say the least.  I need to get my steps in and miles.

After I finish all my workouts and work and errands, I may just hit up the causeway and do some fishing.  It’s been a while.  Hopefully catch a biggin’.  King fish.  Barracuda.  Grouper.  hahahaha probably not but at least I will be by the water and fishing.

Well I am off to finish my morning.

Have a Motivational Monday.

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Well Hello Hello Hello

I actually have time to post, like, right now.  I am doing absolutely nothing at the moment but sitting here watching “Sherlock Holmes”.  I thought Why not hop on an post now as you are NOT going to be able to do it later.

Today is wedding day for my cousin and our last Mom / Daughter day.  We fly home tomorrow.  We are resting from all the fun we had last night.  Catching up with family I haven’t seen in ages.  Making plans for a family reunion.  Meeting new cousins I haven’t met.  Just so much fun all around.

Wedding at 6p.  Reception at 730p.  Back to hotel around 11p – Midnight.  It is going to be a long, fun afternoon – evening.

I am sure I will be taking lots of photos but probably will not post as I don’t know how some family members feel about that.  I will update tomorrow on all the fun we have.

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And today is day 3

As I am typing this I am thinking I have miscounted my days?  I have been in MN since Monday so that would be day 1.  Tuesday day 2 and day 3 today.  I would have to go back to my last posts to see but I think I counted wrong hahahaha  Nothing new here.

We checked out of St Paul B&B and came to Minneapolis.

I really have no photos from today.  I can’t believe it.  We went to the Mill City Museum (Gold Medal Flour) and on the “tour”we were told no photos or recording.  The “tour” was in an elevator that went up and down and stopped at different floors and explained the the beginnings of the mill and the end of the mill.  When it was built and when it closed.

*we walked around again.  I think it may have been a waste to rent a car hahahaha*

We headed to run some last minute errands before our after rehearsal reception.

It is SO wonderful to see family members that you haven’t seen in …. TEN YEARS!!!  I can not believe it has been that long.  I have met, for the first time, my cousin’s son.  W O W He will be 10 in July.

We used to have family reunions and for some reason, probably life, got in the way.  We stopped having them.  After talking to everyone it sounds as if everyone is interested in starting them again.  That would be great.  We all got each others numbers and Facebook’s and Twitters so I think we are good to go. 😀

Again we got back late to the room.  It is now 1010p central time.  I am exhausted so I am going to cut this short and get some sleep.  WEDDING TOMORROW.

 

 

 

Day 3 with Mom :D

Hello everyone. Hope everyone had a great day.

We kept busy today but feel like we didn’t do too much. We went to Minnesota History Museum and then on to Mall of America.

Yeah, not too impressed with the mall. Hubby was so excited I was going and I think he was let down that I was more excited about it. LOL

It is a HUGE mall but it is a mall. Yes they do have rides in the mall and that is cool but I guess I am just past that. I was a little excited about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and SpongeBob and Legos.

We really didn’t do too much today.

Oh yeah and we drove down to the river and walked around a bit. I did get a lot of steps in. YAY!

I am going to load an album now. Let’s see how many I can get done before I fall asleep.

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Do you try and take yearly vacations with your mom or dad?

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Travels of day 2

WOW What a day!!  Busy, busy, busy, busy

Another great day spent with mom.  We walked and walked and walked.

We started off with a delicious breakfast of french toast with fruit and bacon.  Fresh squeeze orange juice, coffee.  Very very good.

We left The New Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast around 1030a.  We headed to The Cathedral of St. Paul.  MASSIVE Catholic cathedral.  Gorgeous stained glass.  Paintings.  Peaceful.  Quiet.  Reflective.  Not being religious it makes you think.  I spent almost 2 hours in there taking photos, looking around, reading about the cathedral.  *side note we were just at a tour of Jame Hill house and were told the Archdiocese just filed for bankruptcy*

From the Cathedral we headed to the James Hill’s mansion.  We watch a short 10 minute video and learned about him, his wife and their 10 children; 7 girls and 3 boys.  One baby girl died in infancy.  We looked at three rooms then signed up for a tour later in the evening.  Off to the capitol building.  This is THE FIRST capitol building I have ever been in.  It was very cool.  Say the Senate, Congress and Supreme Court.  The marble was crazy.  It is from all over the world.  And again a lot of photos.

Downtown St. Paul is nothing what I was expecting.  There is nothing but businesses.  We were looking for someplace to eat and it seriously took forever.  Like, where do the business people eat?  In their cafeterias??  We finally found a bar and stopped in there on our way to Union Depot.  The Bulldog Lowerton.  Hole-in-the-wall bar.  Good food and GREAT tater tots.

After lunch we made it to Union Depot.  Train, bus station.  There was NO BODY there.  Completely empty at 330p.  Very creepy and very strange.  I was expecting something along the lines of Grand Central but NOTHING, NADA, NO ONE.  VERY.  CREEPY.

We walked all the way back to the B&B.  Rested for a little bit then headed back to James Hill’s mansion for the behind the scenes tour.  The Nooks & Crannies tour.  This mansion though.  W H O A!!  We saw a lot.  The kitchen, the servants quarters, the bedrooms, the dining room(s), hidden passages, 22 fireplaces, and a bunch of other rooms.  There were SO MANY storage places.

Such a busy walking day and a fun day.
Looking forward to tomorrow.

 

Mom / Daughter Yearly Trip

Trip Day 1 – Orlando, FL to Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN

We left Orlando at 12 noon and got to MN around 230p.  It was raining when we arrived. Gray and dreary.  We had just left that in FL.  We were wondering if we had even left FL. hahahaha  We then got our rental car and headed to Walmart to pick up some provisions;  Snacks, drinks, rain coat, etc …  Always a fun trip to Walmart.

Since it was nasty rainy we called to see if we could check into our residence early.  We were planning on walking around town but since it was raining, plans changed.  We checked into our Bed & Breakfast.  GORGEOUS mansion.  Wonderful entrance.  Great deck.  Large rooms.  Just lovely all around.  Tomorrow – Breakfast.  Looking forward to that.  The New Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast.

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We unpacked and hung around the room for a little while.  We looked at magazines to see what is around.  See places to go and things to do.  While looking around we found a Russian restaurant around the corner.  Time for supper.

We walked to the restaurant, Moscow on the Hill.  A Restaurant / Vodka Bar.  We ordered Beef Stroganoff and Czar Medallions (Pork).  OH.  MY.  GOSH!!!  The serving was enough for 2.  Needless to say we have left overs.  🙂

As I sit here typing this it is 904pm.  It is still very light outside.  Strange for me as I have never really stayed over in this part of the States before.  Down in FL is it now dark.  I have the drapes drawn and the shades down and it is still light in there.  Very strange.

As today comes to a close we have had a good travel day.  😀  Now off to bed to sleep and get ready for a day of adventure

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Good Evening

And it shall begin ….

As you can see this is my very first blog post.  YIKES!!

So a little bit about me 🙂

I am happily married to the most wonderful man, Jeffrey.  I have 2 grown boys, David and Brett.  I have a lab mix named Kimbo.  I am a homemaker.  I love: fishing, boating, travel, hiking, walks, working out.  I like to take pictures with my iPhone.  I am getting a little better.  Nothing to write home about.

I met my husband where we worked.  I was going to tech school to become a medical assistant and also worked in the office he did.  He is an insurance adjuster and I was clerical.  We had gone out one night with a mutual friend, 26 years ago, and that’s all she wrote.  We have been together ever since.  We married in 1992, Child #1 was born in 1992 and Child #2 was born in 1994.

We were living in Florida at the time.  He then got a transfer to Georgia.  We relocated to Georgia in 1998.  Husband got another transfer in 2017 and we relocated BACK to Florida.  The boys have been out on their own.  Child #1 for quite some time and Child #2 for about 2.5 years.  They are doing well and flourishing into great men.

I am going to really try this.  To post on a daily basis.  Tell you what I am doing, what I have done, what I am going to do.  My travels.  My adventures.

I am traveling all this week so this will be my test 🙂  To post photos and updates during my trip.

I hope you enjoy my new blog.  Please feel free to contact me about any post or anything.

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