Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
October, 2017 - Mexico

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Rose Bowl Dreams

First of all, I’ve been remiss in not welcoming my new readers and followers.  I’m always tickled pink when someone signs on as a follower.  I never thought anyone other than family and friends would be reading my blog.

We’ve been pretty laid back since we returned from Vegas.  Kevin has been watching all the Thanksgiving weekend football. 

The Wisconsin Badgers won their last game of the season yesterday and are tied for the lead in the Big 10.  There is a good chance they will be chosen to play in the Rose Bowl this year in Pasadena.  It just so happens we’ll be about 100 miles from Pasadena.

I checked out ticket prices on Stub Hub just in case.  Wow!  The cheapest nose bleed seats were $265 and the best seats were over $1,400.  That’s too rich for our blood.  It sure would be exciting to go, though.  We’ll have to see if prices come down.  That’s probably wishful thinking.

It’s been pretty cold the last few days.  It got down to 21 degrees the other night.  Kevin disconnected the hose to avoid freezing.  And the wind is back.  I can’t wait until Wednesday to get out of here.  It was a very nice place to stay, but the wind was a deal breaker for me.  I doubt we’ll be back.

Hoar Frost 1 Jan 17, 2010

I’m not complaining about the cold, however.  This picture is from our yard in Wisconsin after any icy rain in January. 

I haven’t even been outside since Friday.  While in Vegas, I managed to get blisters on the bottom of both of my little toes.  I have weird feet, and it’s not the first time this has happened.  I was wearing my Avia tennis shoes which have been the best shoes for my feet for years. 

Last year I bought their Avi-motion exercise shoes which are equivalent to Sketcher’s Shape-ups.  I didn’t really believe the advertising saying that you will lose weight by using these shoes, but I wanted to try them out.  I must say they are the most comfortable walking shoes I have ever had.  My feet and back don’t hurt! Your center of balance does change a bit, so they take some getting used to. 

That pair are getting a bit worn so I took my regular tennis shoes to Vegas.  That was a big mistake considering all the walking we did.  I’m definitely sold on the Avi-motion shoes and will be buying another pair when we get back to civilization. 

So, that’s about it around here.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!


  1. I wear MBT which are the similar design after my brother recommended them. I fight plantar facetious and they have been the best investment. The only other shoes I can wear without issues are my hiking boots. I don't believe the hype on weight loss or toning either but I love my shoes!

  2. It’s taken a while but I have caught up on all your blogs. It is hard when you are on the road, as I am sure you know, to be able to read everyone’s blogs. Just letting you know we are following along, I find now if I copy and paste them, I can read them later.

    Sounds like you have been having a great time, and will soon be on the road again and hopefully out of the wind. Death Valley looks like a great place, I can’t wait to start exploring that part of the States. A few years ago we were going to spend time out there but had the chance to go down to Mexico with another couple and now we are hooked on Mexico. I still want to go to California for the Rose Bowl parade, it is definitely on my list of things to see.

    Safe travels and keep on blogging and taking those beautiful pictures.

    Kevin and Ruth


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