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Traveling back to the Midwest to visit kids and grandkids

Jul 27 2015

Although it is very warm in July in AZ, I am learning that the perception of heat varies throughout the country. While we recently visited WI and MN with daytime temperatures in the low to mid 80's with a soft breeze, the locals whined quite a bit about the heat and humidity.  To me, it felt like a "cold snap." I could actually join relatives for nice mid -day dog walks. What a treat!

And then there is my daughter in MO who tells me of weather in the mid 90's and 94% humidity.  She takes three showers a day due to the high heat index. I don't think we have it that bad!

It was fun to see the young ones swimming and enjoying amusement park rides  I also tried off-roading for the first time. (And probably for the last time since I don't require big thrills like that any more.) And we were able to attend my husband's 50th high school reunion at the Stadium View Restaurant in Green Bay on the same night that Brett Farve gave his famous speech. How could time fly by that quickly?


Another highlight was visiting my college roommate I hadn't seen in twenty years. We had a lot of "catching up" to do. Summer is a great time to reconnect with old friends and relatives. We both felt very blessed to be able to do this!

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You might say Carol is constantly on the go. She lives in the West Valley, plays golf, practices yoga, acts in local plays, and volunteers at the Southwest Family Advocacy Center. She loves to travel, and still maintains her license in marriage and family therapy.

For Carol, the key is staying active.

“I think we get old because we stop moving. We don’t stop moving because we get old,” says Carol. Today, Carol teaches a water fitness class and works out for two hours every other day.

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Carol also connects to her community by participating in a neighborhood card group and joining clubs. She misses her family in the Midwest, but encourages others to “take a little risk. Because you need to take a risk if you are going to try something new.”

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