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It's been a while since I've posted here . I had to curtail my walking for a while and resorted to biking and pilates, but finally today after about 6 months I decided to tough it out and walk on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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She does ONE thing!! She schedules everything on her calendar which includes her 4 mile run. I am of the firm belief that what gets SCHEDULED gets done! Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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Finally, rounded the blind corner and even before I saw it I smelled the amazing honeysuckle hedge that borders one of the homes. The aroma was overpowering this morning. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at THE TIME IS NOW!
gale bates is now following "miss" james
Sep 3, 2014
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Who doesn't love Paris! we decided to catch the "yellow" double decker bus that you could get on and off around the city. C'est magnifique! Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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rom the time we stepped off the train and caught a taxi to the City where we were dropped off at "the wall" and waited for our shuttle into the city which was a very tiny car that wove it's way through the narrow cobbled streets, we felt like we were really stepping back in time. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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My goal was to write about each area during our visit, but if you're a traveler like myself, you have to immerse yourself in an area and reflect on the best parts, so these blog posts are a little delayed.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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Today we meandered around the Loire valley driving off the beaten path. We are staying at a wonderful place in Amboise called Le-Vieux de Manoir. I'm sitting under the cherry tree and enjoy the aroma of these beautiful roses. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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I'm enjoying our time in Europe this summer. It began in Amsterdam and our first day was taking a field trip with my daughter's 8th grade class to a beautiful historic town called Naarden which is about an hour's drive south. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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Today, I was noticing 'Trees." I love trees and in Hawaii we have a lot of trees from Australia as well as our native Hawaiian trees. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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When the sun sets on a busy week, I feel a sense of peace. It brings balance to work, life and play and for me that's an essential part of living. What about you? What do you feel when the sun sets on your week? Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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So, earphones are on and podcast is playing and I'm still loving my early morning jaunt. The sun first peeks over the horizon as I hear Cynthia Kersey talk about share her story when her life fell apart and she talked to her mentor who said, "When you have great pain, you need a greater purpose in life!" Very profound words, and that's when she got involved with Habitat for Humanity. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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Today, I learned a new lesson. I decided to wait til later in the morning to exercise. When I walk I like to leave about 6:35 am which is about 20 minutes before sunrise. I usually walk the first mile... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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The whole rainbow opened up. My thoughts were widening and the words were expansion, growth, more clients, more serving, more helping others be successful. And, of course MORE WALKING! Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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TWO sunrises streaming simultaneously from TWO islands! One mountain 10,000 feet, one mountain 14,000 feet. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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Then I rounded the corner into town and was amazed to see the mists of Waimea coming back. We haven't had fog for a long time, and we are desperately in need of rain. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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Waimea Walking Report: Hey sleepyhead, look what you missed this morning! It's so good to be back on the track! Have a super Thursday! Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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Every morning as I turn the corner, I look to see if the Parker Ranch Horses are grazing in the open fields. Today, I got my wish. Many Parker Ranch horses are descendents of the Spanish Mustangs and arrived in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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Waimea Walking Report: Trade winds are back and I'm loving the early morning clear fresh air. Beyond that Pu'u (small hill) they are rounding up the cattle on Parker Ranch. Thoughts are clear listening to Snatam Kaur. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2013 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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Waimea Walking Report: You know it's summer when it's hot at 6am in the morning. Putting one foot forward and listening to Snatam Kaur this morning. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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We left Albany in heavy rain and headed towards Margaret River via the amazing Karri and Jarrah forests and the town of Pemberton. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2013 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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It’s not the journey it’s the people you meet on the journey that makes it an interesting experience. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2013 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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Waimea Walking Report: Lovely, light, misty rain this morning. I call it the Waimea Facial weather. The trade winds are back bringing that beautiful fresh mountain air. Have a happy Thursday! :) Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at THE TIME IS NOW!
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It's time to go walkabout so I'm dusting off the Parker Ranch mud, and packing my walking shoes and heading downunder next week. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at THE TIME IS NOW!