14 September 2008

We had a great time. We expected no less. We spent the night on the porch. Kit brought a feast from the Amish market for dinner. We had one of my snacks first with wine: Trader Joe's popped barbecue potato chips. Try them! Then ribs, mushrooms, potatoes, salad and rolls with more wine. Then cheesecake and chocolate cake for dessert. We took a walk to check out the full moon. It was a clear, beautiful night. Bonnie took the top bunk bed and I the bottom and I slept for 8 full hours. That was amazing. Bonnie made her apple pancake casserole for breakfast. It burned a little in places because the oven was a little crazy, but it was wonderful nonetheless. We went for a long golf cart ride after eating. I love driving that thing! We wanted Bonnie to get a real feel for the community, so we went in and out of all the nooks and crannies. She fell in love with the place. I just took random pictures. This is the first time I've used 'Slide'.

I decided to go from Sherwood to Bally's Fitness to finally, finally do my indoor swim. I had all my stuff with me, and headed into the club. Remember I had my tour of the club on Thursday, so I felt confident. I had my membership card in hand, and right there by the scanner was a note: Sorry for the inconvenience, but the pool is closed today. Is this not meant to be? I talked to the assistant manager behind the desk. Told him how I drove over from Annapolis just to swim. Told him I hadn't been to the club since the 90's. He apologized, and suggested I use some of the equipment while I was there. So, I went to my car, got my 'walking' clothes and shoes, changed, and waited for instruction. He set me up on the treadmill where I walked 2.5 miles. I listened to Toby Keith on my mp3. Then I did a mile on the elliptical machine. I listened to Nickle Creek. And felt like quite an athlete. I don't remember the last time I sweated so much. It felt good! It felt good to be surrounded by other people working out. I don't know if I'll keep up with this. I never have before, so I'm being realistic. Still... I'm really itching to get into a pool. It's been 2 weeks since I've swam, and I'm itching to 'dive' in.

I'm off tomorrow with no other plans. What will the day hold?


Golden To Silver Val said...

What a beautiful place that is!! Do you own it? A friend own it? Its absolutely beautiful and if I went there I don't think I'd want to leave. LOL

Moohaa said...

I love the pictures! It looks like you all had a lot of fun. Take me along next time, won't you?

Rock on, you athletic goddess! Good for you.

Mo said...

Looks like a great time was had by all.

I like the slide. I may have to try that one of these days and I'm not talking about the electric slide. A'right that was lame but an attempt to get you laughing.

Sorry to hear about the pool but good for you for going back in and using some of the equipment.

I always feel better once I have worked up a sweat. Maybe that is why I get up at the ass crack of dawn to squeeze it into to my day. Yea, that's it. Not my vanity....

Summer said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Just what you needed.

CRUSTY MOM-E said...

sounds like today would be a great day to curl up with a book and some coffee with a blankie and remain in your jammies.

Cheryl--the elf on the shelf--not that much longer!! :) it seems, right? :)


CRUSTY MOM-E said...

amazing pictures!!! just amazing btw!!!

WOW! I feel calmer just viewing them.

Looks like Kit's place could be the blogging cabin? :) lol


Billy said...

I hope you got a swim in today.

beachgirl said...

That place is gorgeous. And peaceful.
The food looks scrumptious.

Keep up the great work exercising. It gets easier as time goes by and becomes part of your daily routine.

Have a great evening.

ThursdayNext said...

Argh, I am sorry the pool was closed for you! Still, what a lovely time you had and I am oh so glad! :)

Summer said...

Is Sherwood Forest in Anne Arundel or Montgomery County? I can't remember what you told me.

bonnie said...

I love the slide show! It does make me peaceful looking at it.

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