Gearing up and Going Diving

My SCUBA adventure to Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico with my sons Phillip and Geoffrey and Phil’s wife and daughter was a great trip. An unfortunate stumble walking up an incline in soft sand caused me to torque my left knee and ankle and I decided (wisely) to stay dry for the last day of diving. I took […]

Driving in Mexico

Along with my eldest son Phillip and his wife and daughter, and my youngest son Geoffrey I went on a two-week SCUBA adventure to Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Akumal is a relatively small resort on the Caribbean side of the Yucatan Peninsula. Highway distance is about 105 kilometers (about 65 miles). During the pre-trip planning […]

Gym Notes #3

Making Calories Count [Note that the numbers and data presented here are my subjective values. All people are not the same. Your numbers will NOT match mine] ——Jennifer Peters made a good point in Gym Notes #2 about calories relating to a person’s body characteristics. Paraphrasing a bit, her point was that exercise builds lean […]

Gym Notes #2

About Pumping Iron to Lose Weight   ——I am an advocate of going to a gym. Except for when I’m traveling or a ‘super’ high priority blocks me out, I’m at the gym at least three times a week, usually four and on rare occasions I’ve done five…, never a sixth—yet. Seventy-five to 90 minutes […]

Gym Notes #1

Up until three weeks ago I’ve been pretty steady going to the gym for a few months. Three weeks ago, I forewent the gym to do work on rehabbing a bathroom that had gone in serious decline. This week I did four days to get back in the swing of exercising. I’m not a fitness […]

A NASCAR Weekend

                  I confess I am an inveterate NASCAR fan. When the last of the 40+ season’s event are over and written into the racing history books, I go through some mild withdrawal symptoms. Hopefully less than others.                 Occasionally, I’m able to make it to a track and watch a weekend’s event live and […]

Photo Tour, San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize