I'm flying to Florida on Thursday to see my dad and brothers for a few days. My dad's had a winter place in FL for the last 10 years and has always wanted us to visit. I'm glad we're finally getting it together to go down there, and, as dad says about himself, "I'm not getting any younger." That may be, but he's pretty darn healthy, and I'm hoping I am the beneficiary of those genes.
Speaking of feeling healthy, I've been doing this Spin (the bike kind, not the yarn kind) and Tone class for about 4 months now, and I feel really good about it. We bike for about 40 minutes and then do about 15 minutes of work with hand held weights. My arms have muscles I can see, and my backside looks better (if I may say so), too. Besides that, though, I feel stronger. I feel strong. I remember it was probably a couple of years ago and I was hiking with a friend, and going down a hill and I felt almost like I was going to fall. It's hard to describe. Nothing was hurt or wrong, I was just so out of shape that hiking felt like a lot of work. This is better.
Back to Florida. I was able to use miles to purchase the trip down there, and then paid for the trip home. I was able to get direct flights, too, and I'll bring my stuff in a carry-on, so it should be pretty smooth travel, barring weather calamities. We don't see each other enough, my family and I, seeing as we're scattered across the country. There's nothing much to be done about it, especially with my brothers and their wives. The all have good jobs in their chosen fields and have established themselves where they live. I'll have to be content with vacations.