At the end of May I started getting exercise. Not just “more” exercise but “some” exercise! For the last several years I’ve been really good at holding my computer chair in place. All that that has accomplished is to make me severely out of shape and unhealthy.
I began with water aerobics for an hour and within a week I added walking for a half hour. I’m now walking about 1.7 miles a day and I hope to increase it to 2.5 by the end of July. Being very obese, walking isn’t very easy or enjoyable.
In order to make walking a little more palatable, I challenge myself to find one interesting or beautiful picture. Sometimes I find several in one day. Sometimes I find weird things that I doubt anyone else would be interested in. Nature walking is what I call my new “exercise”.
Vacation for our family is difficult. Both David and I are overweight, David has always had bad knees and I have diabetic neuropathy in my feet. Walking is not something either of us can do well. Finding places that are enjoyable to our daughter as well as us is a trick.
So when I surfed the internet and found Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park in French Lick, Indiana, I felt I had scored big time. No long walks, quick access to our hotel room if we became fatigued, no burning sun. Woohoo!
French Lick is located in the southern portion of Indiana and is the hometown of basketball legend Larry Bird. It has major small town charm.
We drove a little over 1.5 hours to arrive in French Lick. During our drive we passed bucolic country scenery, farms aplenty and charming historic homes. This area is also home to an Amish community, caves and a beautiful lake.Continue reading