Hi! Good to talk w/ you all today! Know it will take a "few days" to get back into the routine! Thinking back now – it took me over a week – and I was only gone 12 days!
I sure want to thank DAD for a very enjoyable week pedaling across IOWA – and then of course the support crew of Mary Virginia & Mom for the letters, communications along the way. The VAN trip was great – enjoyed being a tourist with all of you!
It was a very enjoyable time – and Wendy & I both have very fond memories of that trip. I enjoyed too all the great eating – and pleased that after I got back & into my regular routine the extra pounds I put on – came off! Thanks for ALL!
Did the Hortons tell you I'm now in training for the Phoenix MARATHON! It is 1/9/88! It's 26.22 miles – at present I have 5 others also signed up. Mother are you interested? None of us will break any speed records – but I feel confident we can all finish.
I have now completed my 1st week of training – up to walking/running 20 minutes. Only 21 more weeks of training!
Actually I'm now into CROSS TRAINING – since I'm also signed up for Parker Dam Bike Race on 11/6 & the Tour de Tucson 100 plus ride on 11/20. Sid & I will make long weekends out of both of those trips! The dates are fine – with John being here in-between.
This last week I was asked to speak at the Tempe Community Council meeting about Senior Village. They are in the planning stage of shared housing for elderly. There is a Real Need in EAST VALLEY for it! Actually it went so well – I was just asked alot of questions – as to day to day operations of Sr. Village, admissions, etc. I've been asked if I would come back for a citizen advisory type meeting 1st part of September. Too bad I can't charge for consulting – HA!
Worked out fine as the meeting was Thursday – in Tempe. Joe went over with me & then he spent the time at the ASU campus – looked over the Frank Lloyd Wright building – then the Art Museum there. The only problem was later when I met him at the Art Museum I had on my good shoes & got a blister on my toe!
We went in the student union on campus & went downtown – a HUGE McDONALDS! For lunch we met my friend Gloria for lunch near county hospital.
That night we ate at Olive Garden w/ Morgans. It is sure a popular place – we waited 45 minutes to get seated. (But we walked to Metro & a few minutes after we got back our name was called!)
Wendy enjoyed going to Church w/me this AM. She was quite impressed w/ the minister – She is signed up for Pioneer Girls this year at Trinity Bible Church.
Now Monday AM – What a shame – the plane accident out of Detroit coming to Phoenix. Gloria's husband (not the people you all met) works for NW Airlines & he was on duty last night. Must have been a very long and sad night for all.
Time for me to get moving along ––