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We Had The Best Weekend

Last Friday we started our journey to a family reunion. We left in the AM to drive to our Hilton Hotel in Eastern NY. That was a 5 hour drive. 

We drove non-stop with plenty of iced water, iced tea, and snacks in the car that we brought with us. I gassed the car up using $.20 off per gallon before we left.

After checking in the hotel, we left to drive to see our DIL and granddaughter and go out to dinner. My son was working.  We went to the Silver Spoon in Ravena. It is a cute diner that has just delicious food. They were able to accommodate my diet and that I appreciated. 

After spending some time with them, we returned to our hotel to get a good night’s sleep because we knew we had a long day on Saturday.

On Saturday, we made coffee in the room and had a snack that we brought from home for breakfast. We knew we would be eating lunch and dinner at the reunion.

Then we hopped back in the car to drive the almost 3 hours to the reunion in South Salem, NY. We are so glad that we decided to attend. Many of our generation have died but more of us are still here. We loved seeing each other again. It was like we had never been apart.  Many of the next two generations were also there and had a great day swimming in the lake, playing horseshoes and badminton and, going out in the canoe. We just loved catching up with each other and watching the young ones enjoy themselves. We also got to see a brother and sister and her husband who we don’t see as often as we like because of distance from each other.  

Lunch was a number of huge subs, fruit, salad, and greens and a myriad of salads. I was able to eat greens with some cheddar cheese on it and some strawberries. I always carry avocados from home whenever I travel. So I had 1/2 an avocado broken up on the greens which served as a dressing. Water was my drink of the day.

Dinner was hamburgers, chicken kabobs, greens and more salads. The kabobs and greens tasted terrific.

All day long there were cookies, cakes, cheesecake, etc. At 3PM, everyone minus me had their choice of a variety of ice cream. 

I have learned how to eat properly no matter where I go and that there are always things I can eat. When I weighed myself this morning, I had lost 2 more lbs. over the weekend.

Shortly after dinner, we left to drive the 3 hours back to the hotel. 

The next morning we left about 7AM to go to our son’s home and have breakfast. We picked up our granddaughter to bring her back with us for a week. So that was about 5 hours for our trip back home.

It was a lot of driving 3 days in a row and Hubby did it all. 

So with the exception of a short post tomorrow, I will be spending all of my precious time having fun with my granddaughter this week. After tomorrow I will be back posting again on next Monday. You guys have a great week!

8 replies on “We Had The Best Weekend”

Sounds like a great weekend! And, kudos to you for finding a way to eat on your plan during traveling & special events. I always find that so challenging.

Enjoy your time with your granddaughter!

Hi AD, this is Chris. I am so glad you had a good time at the reunion. This is why we are frugal, so we can do fun things like this. I am thrilled you will be able to have your granddaughter for this week, enjoy her. 🙂

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