The Last Day in Tampa

I am back in Tampa once again and preparing for our flight back to Oregon tonight. As I took my final 1 hour walk this morning I thought about so many fun times we had on this trip. The morning sun felt so welcoming upon my body as I walked and it is so important to take in this free vitamin each day. As beautiful as Oregon is, it seems that there is not enough sunshine for a normal human life. The sun does shine brightly for 3 months out of the year but it is so intense that it is unbearable at times, and of course the other 9 months are either cloudy or raining or both.

My blood sugar registered a 128 this morning and I have come to the conclusion that while not being in my little circle it becomes close to impossible to maintain a proper diet and exercise routine. Even my sleeping hours are effected by being on vacation. So doing the best that I can right now is the only answer I can find in this current situation I am in. I drove over 10 hours in the last 2 days and found it very difficult to find any type of food that I normally eat. When I got back last night I had only one option and that was pizza and I was starving when I got in.

We will be flying out at 8:50 tonight and should arrive in Portland Airport somewhere near 3:00 AM. I will try to get some sleep on the plane but know that I have never been able to sleep on an airplane. So Sunday too may be a wash, but Monday will offer me the opportunity to get back on track. I haven’t yet made a decision as to what exercise routine I will be working on, but I will get started somewhere.

The trip to Miami was short but well worth the extended drive as I got to spend some quality time with this lovely little granddaughter of mine. We went to dinner then to breakfast the next day and I enjoyed all of the Cuban food I could handle.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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11 Responses to The Last Day in Tampa

  1. Glad you have had a good break Billy, it’s a shame when it comes to an end but as they say, all good things must….
    Great pics by the way, when you move out to Tampa, I for one will be a little jealous even if I live in the most beautiful countryside 😉

  2. James says:

    Cutie…uh, her, not you. 😉

  3. New Journey says:

    What a little cutie….staying any sort of routine, let alone your norm is impossible while traveling…at least you got out and walked….won’t you be moving in the fall back to land of sun?? Don’t push yourself to hard on Monday..and hopefully you will be coming home to sun…love the green of Florida…

  4. jncthedc says:

    Hope your vacation provided all the quality time you wanted with those grandchildren. It’s nice to get away, but it’s also nice to come home. Safe travels.

  5. Adorable! And safe travels! Keep Calm and Smile! 🍓
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  6. hsampson says:

    Glad to know you had a wonderful time there, spending time with children is always a blessing and your granddaughter is beautiful. Have a safe trip back home Billy!

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