Before our recent Italy trip, I browsed the internet for good restaurants in the area we would be staying. I found one place with great reviews on TripAdvisor. However, I don’t recall seeing the words “40 minute uphill pilgrimage” in the description.
We found the address and a sign for the restaurant that pointed up some steps. We started up the stairs and then began climbing the trail up a mountain into a forest. We met people on the way who said, “Oh yeah, it’s just up there”.
Forty minutes later, starving and thirsty, we made it to the top. The food was good, but as my son said, “Not good enough for that climb.”
Personally, I think it’s all a scam to sell more drinks.
Below is a picture of my sons after walking up a mountain 40 minutes:
People often ask me:
“Do you want fries with that?”
They also ask me how I keep in such good shape (as far as they can tell).
Well, let me share a few secrets with you.
1. Keep your car parked a 10 minute walk away from your home. This helps you to either walk or use the bus, which is much closer while also helping the environment!
2. Don’t keep soda and candy around the house. Keep it all at the grocery store another 10 minutes away (near the car). When faced with wanting a coke or ice cream, I think about the 10 minute walk – sometimes in the snow – and decide I’ll just go to bed instead.
3. Only work a part-time job so you won’t have enough money for a real lunch. Eat from the free work fruit basket.
4. Be too cheap to buy a subway card. Walk everywhere.
If you follow these
lazy simple steps, you too can eat less and help the environment!
I put on a pair of pants the other day and they had shrunk. I could hardly button the top button. Strange. I haven’t worn them in a while.
Then I put on a different pair of pants the next day and those had shrunk as well!
My husband thinks I might have gone a bit overboard on the Christmas sweets.
I say, we need a new washer & dryer.
I like to go swimming at our local pool on Tuesday mornings. It’s a great time to go because that’s when the old folks have their water aerobics class. This leaves the swimming lane empty, plus I get to swim to music. When I get there, the music is great. “Fly me to the Moon” or some other relaxing melody. But I never get further than lap 3 or 4 when this awful Swedish viking danceband song “Blue Hawaii” starts up. WHY? WHY? WHY? It was all going so well until then.