Papas World – The home base with the 3 little ones!

We have sold the house and moved in with our daughter

and family.

These are our youngest grand children –

The twins – Taylor – the tallest – Cassidy the short one.

And our grand son Bode.

Bode and Cassidy are two peas in a pod!

Being the only boy with five grand daughters

he has become my little buddy!

We are here as sort of a home base –

and will also stay with our other daughter Debby

in Cross Junction Va. at Lake Holiday.

In Lake Holiday with Debby

The three oldest are Maddy – Ella and Sarah.

We will spend time with them but the older two work.

We have been welcomed with open arms –

But our plan is not to infringe – we will travel –

help out when we can and see where we end up.

But for now – I am in a warm fuzzy place

Watching and enjoying each and every moment.

The innocence – the watching them grow up.

And the quiet time of a IPAD –

With all three so quiet and focused.

We have landed in the right place-

Home base with the three little ones

and every so often with the three big ones.

Life is good and we are blessed.

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Papa’s World – Day #27 Sheltering in place.

Walking a nature trail
all by ourselves!

Yesterday – we dicided to ride our bikes and then walk

a new Nature trail we discovered the other day.

Trail marker

We had found this by accident – a tunnel had been installed

In the new over 55 community being built one half mile away!

We were riding our bikes on the paved path

and just happened to glance over the bank and saw the entrance!

Rocks placed on the trail to cross the wet waterway!

We followed the path and went trough the tunnel and found

THREE nature trails varying in length

three miles being the longest!

Trail markers with picture
representing which trail
you are walking!

So , we parked the bikes and locked them up

and started walking through marsh lands and forests and watershed.

The markers were well displayed

It was well done with gravel – small crushed pavement

and mowed so we did not get our feet wet.

Markers along the trail

It was quiet and NO ONE was to be seen!

Sherry by the small Broad run creek!

This is called the Broad run water shed and eventually

ends up in the Potomac River!

A beautiful sometimes open walk

We walked in the forest and in fields!

Broad run creek

Walking – we received alerts on our phones

a rain storm was approaching

and we were about 2/3 the way through!

Along the way!

In addition to the makers and historical facts on signs

These what I think are entrances to storm drains

and they were hand painted – very cool!

Another storm drain!

The walk was through forests and marsh lands that had many

planted trees that had been protected with plastic tubes.

Walking the trail

We saw many signs of animal prints and tracks

Deer – fox and maybe dogs I think!

The trees planted
and protected by plastic
tubes!

The marsh was impressive as I had no idea it was there!

At the beginning of the 3 mile walk.

Needless to say – just as we finished it started to sprinkle.

We still had to bike almost two miles

in the rain.

On the way back – we got soaked

and Sherry had a accident and hit a curb with her knee

when she went down.

It ended up very painful – but we iced it

and today she is moving well.

We were afraid she had maybe cracked the knee cap.

Social distancing
while riding our bikes

She has been on our supplement of Juice Plus for 14 years

and building her immune system with nutrients

from Fruits – Vegetables and Berries

directly into her blood stream

Providing the recovery of physical things such as

her running the 10 mile cherry blossom race.

Her recovery from something like this that is not a break

is exceptional and myself also.

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Papas World – Day #26 of shelter in place.

Here we are – social distancing – sheltering in place –

searching google places we can buy food – SENIORS ONLY!

Our new way to ride our bikes
and to take our daily walks
on the 18 miles of trails we have
social distancing
giving wide berths
and crossing streets to avoid
people when possible

What has become a new norm – all in less than a months time!

Our motto has become this.

We have become puzzle experts –

Netflix bingeing on series!

Our way of still practicing
Palm Sunday

Church now is live streamed

and we attend that way.

Our Tower Garden in the garage with grow lights

We will begin to harvest this coming weekend

The other two outside with all the vines and bigger vegetables

are coming along nicely.

Putting puzzles together

My number one rule in puzzles

MUST BE RAVENBURGER puzzles

and 500 or less pieces!

Our table can not handle anymore than that!

Just a short blog on STAYING IN PLACE SHELTERING!

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Papa’s World – During the Summer – FOOD TRUCK’S

GOOD MORNING

Every other Thursday – during the Summer months –

Across from the Town Center – by the Legacy Park –

FOOD TRUCKS gather – 7 to 10 of them !

From 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY
LEGACY PARK
BRAMBLETON TOWN CENTER

We have gone the last two times and have tried three different food trucks !

The cost is a little less than if you went to a restaurant –

And the meals are really good !

I had the Angus Organic beef burger
from this green and yellow food truck

I had the organic – grass feed Angus beef burger –

I would say it was almost a 1/2 pound bugger –

and almost no grease dripping !

Sherry had from another truck –

Pulled BBQ Pork – beans – mac and cheese and coleslaw-

Altogether on one plate –

And if you have ever been to Rochester N.Y.

Up there it is called a ” GARBAGE PLATE “

and for years and years the college students have raved over it !

Finding a bench in the park
Most tables and benches
in the park were already occupied
Early gathering of people

We did find a bench – a lot of people did the same thing we did!

We just sat down – no drinks – just our food – and watched the children play.

The food truck with grass fed – organic beef

I have to say – every other Thursday – we most likely will attend –

And – on opposite Thursdays – is live – open air –

stage entertainment – concerts !

This is all part of what they call the SUMMER SERIES festival.

You bring your lawn chair – they have some food trucks –

It is all blocked off and you get a ID wrist band –

only if you are purchasing a beer from the beer truck-

you can bring your own picnic

And from 7:00 to 9 PM. live music !

They erect a large stage

and each time – different music – for all ages.

Leaving the food trucks
and walking back to the car

This is just a part of our lives in Brambleton Va.

Listed as one of the top 25 community’s in the USA.

Walking back to the town center

The town center with other shopping – entertainment –

Movies – restaurants – banking – bars – groceries –

dry cleaning – parking garages – health center – etc.

Sherry – Certified Health Coach

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Papas World – Cabin Fever- Walking the path!

The start of our self imposed
SOCIAL DISTANCING!

To let you know – I write and schedule these blogs ahead of time!

So – today we are now into our fourth day of SOCIAL DISTANCING!

And – we are doing okay – it has it effect more so on Sherry

than on me!

One of the ways to walk
on the paths that we have
close to us
over 15 miles of different
paths that we have!

Sherry is the one who moves the most

the one who inspires me to move!

So – we decided that we could and would walk

and still keep our distance from other people!

The paths are wide –

enough so that you can pass and stay at least

eight feet away or more!

Once we leave the street
we begin our walk through
the trees – bush and grass areas!

This path was almost three miles long

and had we not taken a short cut –

it would of been over three miles!

When leaves are out
this becomes very shaded
and cooler in the hot summer!

Our walk takes us through many wooden areas

and toward the very large pond!

At this point we can choose
to walk the left side of the pond
or cross this bridge
and walk the right side
of the pond!

Both left or right go completely around the pond

and there are birds – turtles and fish to be seen.

In the distance was the only person
we saw that was walking
the same direction as us!

Here you can see a row of houses to the right –

and we are headed toward the new

over 55 community

that is still being built!

In the far left distance
is a section of over 55 community
The community gets closer
this is but a small part
and I would say they are a good
two or more years
before they are built out!
To the right are the townhouses
four stories with elevators!
And directly ahead
the huge community center!
The over 55 community center
with both indoor and outdoor pools!
Looking back from the direction
from the way we had come
and the housing on the left side of the pond path!
These are all new
saw several of these owls
I suppose to keep the geese at bay!

The pond is up – although we have not had hard rains

but slow gentle ones!

I noticed these owls which before December

were not here!

Past the new what I call Brownstones!

We decided instead of continuing on the pond path

To walk the sidewalk past the over 55 Brownstones!

Notice no traffic
on the highway!
This is a four lane road
with 40 MPH or faster
and always full of traffic
so much that we sometimes wait five minutes
to see traffic decrease
so we can cross!

I hope this shows just how a walk

can break that time spent inside during this time!

One more block and turn right

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Papa’s World – when my World was young !

In a small town – far away –

40 years ago – I played softball !

GOOD MORNING

I graduated and went to work right away for Olean Tile Company –

That was in June of 1967 .

I did not have the chance to go on to college.

Those were tough times –

I had spent 51 days in the hospital my senior year – car accident.

I know this all so well

But I recovered – and a little later –

started playing sports again.

First – it was for a radio station – basketball –

playing alumni of schools – teachers – varsity clubs.

Traveling WNY & WPA.

Then – it was softball –

Around that time

And then it was on to softball –

in a league – in NWPA .

There were a bunch of us –

and I was nearing 30 –

which made me the oldest.

By about three years and more.

Later – in my mid 30’s – I moved onto volleyball –

In a 16 team league and tournaments.

But – this past weekend –

to my surprise –

at a birthday party in Va. Beach –

It once again came all together –

Tom – Paul – Leo – Les – Jim

REUNITED after almost 40 years !

Five old friends – five old softball players

From our team in a small town far – far away !

It was fun recalling of years gone by

The memories – all so long ago –

All are retired now except Jim –

And in a few years – he will be also.

70 years of age now –

and walking is now my sport along with a little golf.

Jim and Les

Talking – remembering –

Paul & Jim

Still close friends after all those years.

Back when this was true

It was a surprise – we got the picture –

All from a small town in NWPA

Meeting once again in Va.Beach –

It happens

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Old friends meet once again

And a story is told.

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Papa’s World – OLD ? Maybe – but still thinking !

Good morning World – ever think out loud ?

Ever nod off around 2:00 PM. ?

Ever get up and it takes a moment to take that first step ?

Good morning everyone !

Getting “OLDER” is a fact of life – feeling it is also !

But – you also have to have the right frame of mind !

When younger – couldn’t wait

Now – in my before retirement life –

for my lunch hour ( because I did not know what else to do )

I would eat my lunch –

kick the seat back ( Buicks are made for comfort)

And take what I called a POWER 20 minute nap !

In the shade – warm breeze

I would leave the windows down – park in the shade –

And fall right to sleep!

Now- since retirement- it seems like that years & years habit –

Followed me – each afternoon – I feel it coming on !

Me on most nights

Thing is – now every day I go and pick up my 8 year old grand daughters –

I actually get there in line early – like a hour –

and there is a method to my madness !

I take a small couch pillow with me – kick the seat back –

Tune the radio into my favorite SPORTS show –

And slowly drift off for my 20 minute power nap !

I do this all the time

A lot of times I will just sit and think – using silence to sort out thoughts !

Over the years – I have quietly trained my mind to recall –

I picture events – that way it is easier for me to remember .

So true

But there are times when I just stop – and think – what was I going to do ?

I am a creature of habit – I have a place for most things –

I find that it makes it easier for me to remember !

I also concentrate on what I am doing or am going to say.

Concentration for me is my way to remember things !

Have done this

Now – I am also not one who measures every thing I do –

I learned from my Mother to cook from scrap –

She often would bake every day – pies – cakes – bread and rolls.

She did a lot of it with memory – and I am the same way.

Music soothes the soul

I love music – most all kinds –

” ALEXIA – PLAY JIMMY BUFFET ” !

I try not to limit my listening – on long trips –

I will listen to Country – Classic’s – Rock – Easy listening – Bluegrass –

It is my way to reconnect to past events !

My wife says I have a hearing problem

Hearing – I have found as I get older – I hear things – but –

A lot of what I hear SOUNDS like something else !

I think that as you get older – at least for me – that happens !

Still the same

My little thoughts for today on getting older –

But some things never get old – they just get better !

This month – 6-25-82 – will be 37 years –

I can still walk – I can still think –

I can do just about anything I want – only slower!

I am getting OLDER –

Together

BUT – I also am living –

ONE DAY AT A TIME !

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Papa’s World – walking for health – 10,000 steps – / day

Each day I lace them up – double tie my Sketchers – Kucher would be proud of me !

Sherry walking the trail

We have lived in our community for thirteen years – and during that time – as it developed – so have the walking trails – 15 miles of them !

Soon – as other sections open up – an additional 5 to 8 miles will be added.

Storm brewing over the lake

Walking has become a way of life for both of us – each with our own fit bits !

We have many different paths to follow – and can customize them to almost any length we want.

About a 1/2 mile left to home

Our goal is walk walk 10,000 steps each day – depending on the weather, we also walk for different charities.

I have found walking outside – is much more to my liking than a tread mill – I get bored way to easy on them !

Health – is my main reason for walking.

In 2013 – ( see a previous blog ) I suffered a major HEAR ATTACK –

known as the WIDOW MAKER !

I ended up with OPEN HEART surgery – and am still alive ( I take Juice Plus )

My wife – Sherry – certified health coach

My recovery has been amazing –

and I have the best coach I could have – my wife – who has worked so hard and absorbed so much in Healthy living.

Moving – is what my Heart doctor says is the one factor that means the most to me in my post care – along with eating healthy –

no dairy – no processed food – no red meat – no gluten – a little beer once in a while – and if I do have any of the above – it is rare and a small amount.

One of the exercise stations along the way

Maintaining has become a way of life for me – and taking a supplement – you can search the internet –

I stay away from vitamins – as they are mostly selective in my opinion – I choose the WHOLE FOOD way for my self.

Eating as many servings of fruits and vegetables as I can – and that is hard to do !

So – I use a supplement – called Juice Plus – raw fruits – vegetables and berries – juiced – skins and all – and then slowly dried – and left in a powder of nutrients –

that research proves goes immediately into the blood stream.

The path through the woods.

Walking for health – I have to if I want to live longer !

Sometimes –

yes -I do cheat – it is too cold or raining or snowing

( next Winter we are going South ) so we do not walk outside –

but I walk in the house. I have a routine – but that bores me !

So – we head for the Mall !

We have 5 free library stations along the paths.

I also keep my mind sharp as I can –

I find the exercise of writing – forcing myself to think – to create –

( I do not know what I will write each day ) !

My writing is SEEING and then THINKING and then WRITING !

Our Free Library’s offer a pickup and exchange books – you bring one and take one.

I READ all the time – my wife runs the church book club and I have read books that I have never heard of !

It keeps my mind sharp – you have to keep body and mind going !

Tunnels so you do not have to cross in traffic
All lit up day and night

We have tunnels – under the roads –

so we do not have traffic to stop our walks – there are now FIVE of them and I just read where another trail will open and another tunnel will connect us to it !

Multiple bridges and lakes and streams and woods

We have Deer – Turkeys – Bears – Foxes -Geese – Birds – fish – turtles –

although I have never seen a Bear –

I have seen pictures taken of them and home security footage of them with in a couple blocks of our home !

We are reminded about garbage we put out – I have seen Deer running down the street and other wild life.

Almost home from our walk

I hope this helps in your quest for a healthy lifestyle –

ours is healthy eating – a healthy supplement – and walking – and reading

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Papa’s World – LOOK ‘EM IN THE EYE !

When we are out walking – we meet lots of people –

on the trails – roads and sidewalks.

I always make eye contact – or try to.

A lot of people will just look down or off to the side –

That is until I am the first to greet them !

GOOD MORNING !!!!

I will say GOOD MORNING

as we almost always walk then-

90 % will then look at you and reply – smile –

as if they were just waiting for you to greet them – almost shy !

My daughter in law Trisha
and my youngest son Shawn
A SMILE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS !

It is almost like they do not know how to greet you !

And if you wait – they just walk on by !

That is why I decided to always be the first !

It is then that some people will not respond –

and I wonder what kind of person that is –

or what kind of life they lead –

I hope that they remember my smile and greeting –

hoping that just maybe it made their day

a little more enjoyable !

SMILE – think good thoughts

I think taking that extra step brings a happy thought to myself.

Sherry
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Papa’s World – second test results mirror first – relieved

BELIEF

I went yesterday –

July 2 nd. to the Loudoun Hospital –

for my second test.

It has been five and one half years since I had a Major Heart Attack –

Known as THE WIDOW MAKER –

I had four blockages –

One 100 % One 90 % One 70 % & One 60 % ! ! ! !

GOOD MORNING

My HEART DOCTOR –

who I now see once a year – arranged for the tests.

Six weeks after I had the heart attack and stent –

I had OPEN HEART surgery and FOUR BY PASSES –

Most people do not survive this Heart Attack.

My wife and coach – Sherry

This test was a follow up Ultra Sound to the Nuke test

I had the two weeks prior .

The first test –

EVERYTHING WAS CLEAR –

My overall cholesterol 111 !

The STRESS TEST –

excellent ( for a 70 year old )

did one mile in just over ten minutes !

( I do not like running )

And the results of this one –

MIRRORED THE FIRST –

Sherry has guided me through all of this –

AND I LISTEN TO HER !

WALKING INTO HEALTH

You see –

she has become a CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH through Dr. Sears.

Also classes through Dr. Pam Popper.

She follows Doctors from the Cleveland Clinic

And gives presentations on HEALTHY LIVING to hundreds of people.

She is the head of our family.

When she speaks – people listen.

My inspiration

I have lived every part of this –

I recovered very fast –

I was home –

standing in my living room –

52 hours after the start of the surgery.

And it was because of her.

Together

Tests completed –

today I celebrate –

She talks – she shows the way –

she walks the talk and I follow the walk.

Following the Walk

I hope this inspires you –

I hope by reading this you can find your own place –

I had excellent results –

I am alive –

She is my Coach for life.

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