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  • Weather

    2/18/2020 12:15:58 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the upper 60s after 46. It is 57 outside and 69 inside.... Read more

  • Be Someone

    2/18/2020 12:00:33 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Be someone that makes YOU happy. 410... Read more

  • I live with two chimneys...

    2/17/2020 11:55:47 PM, by WICKEDKISSES

    Two of the ppl I'm living with are heavy smokers. The smell is nauseating. If I'm trying to eat, and one of them lights up, it puts me right off my food. Expecially if it's something I'm not fond of (like fruit).... Read more

  • 2020 Goals

    2/17/2020 7:31:14 PM, by TOMSTONE1

    Stretching, two one mile walks. Mild cloudy day 60s, pleasantly welcomed.... Read more

  • Water

    2/17/2020 6:40:09 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Presidents Day activity

    2/17/2020 5:04:40 PM, by DWROBERGE

    We were up early to pick up needed supplies for outside chores and food. We are now resting after working outside in the flower beds. Keeping focused for more successes. Praying for all affected by recent tragedies. Thanks to all for the encouraging comments. Hope all are enjoying a great holid... Read more

  • Buca Di Beppo

    2/17/2020 4:50:53 PM, by NEWROSE

    I got invited to my great nephew's birthday party. It was to be at Buca Di Beppo. Just what I need! I was beginning to see progress in my eating habits. I often hit the right ratios without plotting it all out in advance. My problem with Buca is the giant plates of food which you can't really meas... Read more

  • NOTHING.HAS.CHANGED.

    2/17/2020 4:33:31 PM, by SILLYLEA62

    Welp, here I am again. I don't even know when I last got on SparkPeople. A long, long, time. And having ready my past goals, trackers and posts.......NOTHING. HAS. CHANGED! I'm exactly where I was and achieve the same goals as when I posted back in what? 2017, 2018....I could do the whole...If O... Read more

  • Busy Homework Weekend

    2/17/2020 12:59:28 PM, by JENNRENE1

    Well this weekend like most weekends was consumed by homework. I didn't move much, but I stayed in my calorie range and did loose a little bit, so that's good. I will get on the treadmill today or go to the gym later maybe. I have been counting calories as well as Intermittent fasting. At firs... Read more

  • Moving

    2/17/2020 11:47:27 AM, by CHACHA0711

    Moving out of state and trying to manage it with 4 dogs in a hotel. It’s brutal. Every time I go to see houses majority of them are under contract before I get there ug. But non the less I know soon enough one will come through and I will get my stuff out of storage and finally sleep in my own bed.... Read more

  • Add an App

    2/17/2020 11:35:15 AM, by PETIESGIRL

    If ever you need something, there seems to be an app for that- without end! I am loving the SparkPeople app for logging in food, and have gotten quite lazy about searching for items. If I can't scan it in, I get frustrated! So easy! My latest app love is for exercises. As someone with very limited t... Read more

  • Getting started

    2/17/2020 10:09:43 AM, by MELWORLD

    524 On Friday (the day after Valentines' Day) I started The Simple Diet. Hoping to get this weight off one more time, and keep it off. This diet should fool-proof it enough that I can make a lot of progress very fast without a lot of thought. That's what I need. I've made it three days so ... Read more

  • Dinner Compliments Of Bingo

    2/17/2020 9:51:25 AM, by ON_A_DIET

    By now, if you follow me, you know how I like to be frugal. I love food. I like to be healthy. I love my Crock-Pot. I play bingo once a week. However, instead of playing for money, we play for groceries. Most of the time, I donate the groceries I win to my church. But, if there is an item... Read more

  • Just For Myself

    2/17/2020 9:19:13 AM, by ON_A_DIET

    Lately, I have been tossing around in my head a quick way of a good and healthy grab and go that would use ingredients my roommates do not like and I can have just for myself. This idea led me to various websites. What did I come up with you ask? Freezer bean burritos My roommates do not... Read more

  • Happy Family Day Canadians

    2/17/2020 9:16:37 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Worried

    2/17/2020 6:47:46 AM, by FIT2BETHIN

    My goal for Feb is to maintain my current weight while on vaca. I'm getting worried. I use my Samsung health app which monitors my activity and calculates my weight management after I input my food intake. I have been over goal 3 out of 5 days. My activity has not been great. I am finding th... Read more

  • Just Ten WHOLE Minutes

    2/17/2020 2:35:36 AM, by MISSCHEEVEEUS

    So my new spark goal is to get 10 minutes of exercise a day. Doable... to most. The last time I tried to do 10 minutes of exercise it was with my mom on the patio. She was looking like Ms.America and smiling the whole way through. I was barely moving and felt that each movement was too much and sure... Read more

  • Heading Back To The Hospital And Health

    2/17/2020 12:36:50 AM, by MISSCHEEVEEUS

    Whoa! Its been a minute. Time flies I suppose. So update. I have spent the past year working at my local grocery store. Although it is not in my dream field, I have learned quite a bit about myself and working with people. I found out that I am "charming". And I feel alot more comfortable talking to... Read more

  • Weather

    2/17/2020 12:13:16 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the upper 60s after 46. It is 57 outside and 69 inside.... Read more

  • Breaks From Social Media

    2/17/2020 12:12:49 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    "Nothing creates more chaos in my life than social media. And it's not like I receive a lot of hateful tweets! I'm just talking about the ego, the negativity, and the callousness that are part of it. Keeping boundaries around it makes me a much more peaceful person." Leslie Odom Jr. (... Read more

  • Weather

    2/16/2020 10:12:55 PM, by GEORGE815

    Nice warm day... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    2/16/2020 10:12:19 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Grandkids

    2/16/2020 10:11:16 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grand daughter was so excited to see Frozen2 again. Grandson was a good boy through it all. They sure love popcorn.... Read more

  • Tomorrow's Weigh-in is gonna be bad....

    2/16/2020 6:33:21 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    Between Valentine's Day, "Horrorific" Valentine's Day (I refuse to call it Galentine's Day), & today's Dessert Fest. I am in trouble. BUT, the Dessert Fest was planned all the way back in November. And, I only ate like 10% of what you see in the picture. I had a appointment with my new Primary ... Read more

  • First iPhone

    2/16/2020 6:21:51 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I got my first I phone today. I have been using an android for years, but this week I made the IPhone switch.💕💕💕 PS If you play Wizards Unite add me to friends at the code: 2430 8992 7949... Read more

  • Sunday Morning of the holiday Weenend

    2/16/2020 12:05:15 PM, by DWROBERGE

    The rain has arrived on the Gulf Coast. The birds are busy at the feeder in the rain which is unusual. We did get some yard work done yesterday. Keeping focused for more success. Praying for all affected by recent tragedies. Hope all are having a fantastic day!... Read more

  • Not too shabby

    2/16/2020 10:37:45 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • I have a new sleeve

    2/16/2020 9:09:47 AM, by MTEREZA

    I had VSG, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on 1/21/2020. That's where a surgeon cut 80% of my stomach away, leaving me a small sleeve as a stomach. IRL, "in real life," there seems to be a cliche that this is cheating, the easy way out, that it cheapens weight loss efforts. If you want to begin t... Read more

  • Fun swimming

    2/16/2020 8:25:09 AM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi 👋 Spark ⚡️ Friends 👫- visiting the South Padre Island Texas area. Went swimming in 78 degrees F weather... Read more

  • Daily Visualization

    2/16/2020 5:58:00 AM, by JUJUMATT

    Daily Visualization Today, imagine that you decline someone who offers you a tempting treat because you know it won't fit into your food budget for the day. What do you say? How do you remain firm? How does it feel to know that you are in control of what you eat? Think about this scenario the n... Read more

  • Weather

    2/16/2020 12:16:25 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to 68 after 49. It is 58 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • Weather

    2/16/2020 12:16:25 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to 68 after 49. It is 58 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • Don't Live In A Gray Twilight

    2/16/2020 12:07:15 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...…….. Than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, Because they live in a Gray Twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt ... Read more

  • 2020 Goals

    2/15/2020 9:51:29 PM, by TOMSTONE1

    Up at 430. Stretching, walked and yard work. Every time I sat down I was near asleep. Rough week with insomnia . Tomorrow is a new day.... Read more

  • Feeling Blah

    2/15/2020 7:48:27 PM, by JENNRENE1

    Well today is one of those I'm really tired kind of days. I should be working on homework, but even that is difficult to get going on today. I don't know why I am so darn tired. I went to a birthday party earlier, and ate unhealthy food on top of already being tired. I did stay in my calories though... Read more

  • Weather

    2/15/2020 5:14:33 PM, by GEORGE815

    Nice day. Some snow melt.... Read more

  • Grandkids

    2/15/2020 5:14:11 PM, by GEORGE815

    Going for a dinner at Olive Garden to celebrate both grandkids' February birthdays.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    2/15/2020 5:13:23 PM, by GEORGE815

    185... Read more

  • Starting Over (again)

    2/15/2020 3:22:24 PM, by MUNCHIEMAGS

    Last time I was really active on SP was in 2017. So many things have occurred since then - I won't bore anyone with details but I am now coming back to try to pick up the pieces again. The good news is that I did not gain a lot of weight during my absence, but I did gain some (enough to make me di... Read more

  • Arden's Garden

    2/15/2020 3:12:54 PM, by LCMCCREE

    Today I am partaking in the famous Arden's Garden 2 Day Detox. I've been in the gym at least two days per week for the past 2 months. I plan to step things up beginning next week and thought the detox and some meal planning would make for a great start. Happy Saturday!... Read more

  • Starting over.

    2/15/2020 2:20:38 PM, by HIJACKMAN

    I don't understand why it said 2015 instead of 2020 but this is 2020 and I have almost been going to the gym for two months now. Okay here I am again. I am trying this again for what seems to be 100 times. I know its not I am exaggerating. Anyways! Eating healthy for two weeks then joined a gym and ... Read more

  • Just another day to keep keeping on!

    2/15/2020 1:16:11 PM, by NEBRASKANNIE

    Yesterday was a busy day. I had the little all day and overnight. It was Valentines day, so of course there was too much candy at pre-school! But it was fun and he was great. Being 5 brings new challenges but that's also why I feel so lucky to be the one to meet them! I've managed to walk/dance... Read more

  • Decent or Bad Day? Which one?

    2/15/2020 11:42:21 AM, by JUJUMATT

    It was my birthday yesterday and I ate supper out, but instead of going for broiled food I ate some fried fish, but my blood sugar was extremely low and I did not go over on my calories because of the way I ate during the day. Not sure which way to feel about the overall day. Was it a decent d... Read more

  • Starting to slow down

    2/15/2020 11:38:05 AM, by B4USMC

    It's been a while but here it is down below the 200 mark at 195 only 40 more to go.It has slowed down to a crawl but I just keep trying... Read more

  • Good Workout Day

    2/15/2020 10:49:16 AM, by JADETIGER7

    I did a Walk At Home Workout by Leslie Samsone and toning exercises I found on Pinterest. I really feel better now. I'd like to lose ten pounds by my birthday next month if it all works out.👍 I give God all the glory. He's provided a way for me to workout even in a small space. I'm very humbly gr... Read more

  • Hi

    2/15/2020 10:02:46 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Flavored Coffee

    2/15/2020 9:41:55 AM, by ON_A_DIET

    Hello Saturday! Lately, I have been wondering about how YOU flavor your coffee. Myself? I have used ground cinnamon, syrup, creamer, already flavored coffee grounds and hot chocolate. My favorite? I love to use hot chocolate mixed in my coffee! My own copycat version of a Starbuc... Read more

  • Got Roses 🌹

    2/15/2020 6:58:36 AM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi 👋 Spark ⚡️ Friends 👫- Valentines Day was nice I, Lisa, her daughters Giana and Ariana got single roses given to us. ... Read more

  • Confessions of a stress eater

    2/15/2020 5:25:12 AM, by FIT2BETHIN

    Day 3 of our glamping vacation thwarted all my resolve to maintain my current weight on vacation. It was the third day of plumbing issues in the kitchen. The faucet wasn't working despit, multiple attempts to repair by DH. We ultimately had to call a mobile service man to replace the faucet... Read more

  • If eating less is conducive to losing weight...

    2/15/2020 4:51:13 AM, by WICKEDKISSES

    What's the deal? I am usually not able to eat the recommended calorie diet. I'm usually about 500 under, give or take. I'm sedentary through necessity. I really don't get it. Just wish I could get to the gym and get some water exercise in... (insert pout here)... Read more

  • Tired But Preparing for Our the Trip

    2/15/2020 3:11:28 AM, by KALISWALKER

    As I prepare for 5 weeks in South America, I am doing my best to ready the house, plan for the dogs, get through a zillion to do lists, and start packing. Update about our cruise. 7 of us were planning on traveling together, but the couple from Malaysia decided not to go. Even though their fli... Read more

  • Love in the air

    2/15/2020 1:10:17 AM, by CHACHA0711

    No steak dinner tonight and no chocolate heart. But no regrets either... Read more

  • Last But Not Least............Myth #10: Margarine Is Loaded With Unhealthy Trans Fats.

    2/15/2020 12:23:54 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Not all margarines are created equal. Stick margarine goes through a process called hydrogenation, which produces a firm shape, but also trans fats that are more harmful than saturated fats. A better margarine option is the softer, tub margarine that contains more liquid oil and little or n... Read more

  • Weather

    2/15/2020 12:19:58 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the upper 60s after 47. It is 56 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • Happy Valentines's Day

    2/14/2020 9:50:00 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Weather

    2/14/2020 9:49:19 PM, by GEORGE815

    Warmest day of the week... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    2/14/2020 9:48:45 PM, by GEORGE815

    48... Read more

  • 2020 Goals

    2/14/2020 7:48:20 PM, by TOMSTONE1

    20s with windchill of 10. Walked anyways. 2 pair sweat pants, 2 sweat shirts, undershirt, wool socks, wool cap, baseball cap over with insulated knit cap on top with a vest, two pair of black jersey gloves inside leather mid arm mushers mitten (from stay in alaska). Should have put lotion on chee... Read more

  • Happy Valentines Day

    2/14/2020 6:35:35 PM, by CKEYES1

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  • 2/14/20 DOCTOR APPOINTMENT

    2/14/2020 5:48:48 PM, by SPARKER36

    Today I met with my doctor to go over the results of my blood work. First, my A1c is 6.2 and my cholesterol levels are still a little high. But overall, we are pleased with my progress and will take my blood again in 6 months. I explained to her that the pounds are not coming off the way I think ... Read more

  • Moderation

    2/14/2020 3:05:45 PM, by DAWN220

    Moderation - sounds so easy but sometimes can be soooooo hard. Most of us have trigger foods. I know I do: ice cream and chocolate. Oh, how about ice cream and chocolate! I have not found out how to eat those in moderation, especially M & M's. For this reason I do not keep them in the house.... Read more

  • A Day Off And Better Day

    2/14/2020 12:23:38 PM, by JADETIGER7

    I have three days off from work yay. I'm so glad. It's Valentine's Day and I'm alone but not lonely and I'm single and SO GRATEFUL TO GOD!!!! No worrying about being cheated on. No more half truths and bad stress induced dreams. It's been a year now of being my own person going through ups and dow... Read more

  • Friday 2/14/20

    2/14/2020 7:29:12 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Happy Anniversary to me & my hubby. 26 years together, 7 married. Prior to that we were Domestic Partners as I hadn't wanted to remarry - once bitten twice shy - but insurance policies were changing. Then due to the IRS & other considerations that arose, I caved in. He loves me dearly, has taken ... Read more

  • Happy 😊Valentines 💗 Day

    2/14/2020 2:28:23 AM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi 👋 Spark ⚡️ Friends 👫- thanking you for your prayers, love and support. ... Read more

  • Weather

    2/14/2020 12:17:59 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the upper 60s after 46. It is 56 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • Myth #9: Farm-Raised Fish Isn't Healthy

    2/14/2020 12:01:27 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Fortunately this is false. Today's farm-raised fish is a terrific source of omega-3 fatty acids with lower mercury contamination. What's more-----the latest technology in farm-raised fish makes them more sustainable with lower use of antibiotics and no added coloration. 492... Read more

  • Weather

    2/13/2020 9:54:58 PM, by GEORGE815

    Sunny and snow melted some. Tomorrow should be 15 degrees warmer than today. Can't wait for dayllight.... Read more

  • Dad's passing

    2/13/2020 9:53:51 PM, by GEORGE815

    We commemorated Dad's 9th year of passing. Family members sent communications throughout the day. We visited a favorite restaurant and celebrated life.... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    2/13/2020 9:52:22 PM, by GEORGE815

    Best reading in a while. Good thing.... Read more

  • 2020 Goals

    2/13/2020 7:56:02 PM, by TOMSTONE1

    2 one mile walks stretching. Cold but sunny. Temps drop to 20s tonight, yeeeeehhaaaawww.... Read more

  • Patience

    2/13/2020 4:55:41 PM, by LOVEBUZZED

    This week has been trying. I hope I maintain at the very least this week. I have 3 children and the poor things have been sick all week and well, my working out routine has suffered. I have been pretty active regardless trying to keep up cleaning the germs and messes made. All is not lost however, I... Read more

  • Gardening over the Years

    2/13/2020 2:57:31 PM, by ANNIEMAROO

    I have been living on this half acre property for over forty years. There is woodland behind me, and a dozen or so mature trees dotted around and in my property. There was not a shade problem when we first moved here, but it's starting now. Over the years I've added seven flower beds and two v... Read more

  • Fresh Start

    2/13/2020 1:30:00 PM, by KRIS-A

    So I must have begun a "weight loss journey" a hundred times... always with good intentions and usually a lot of planning. I am 5’6” and 235 pounds – and am tired of it! I want to be able to do more without feeling tired, to be stronger and healthier and to just generally feel better. A few years ag... Read more

  • Who am I doing this for?

    2/13/2020 11:57:13 AM, by NEBRASKANNIE

    I decided yesterday that blogging once a week was fine, nobody really reads these anyway, and I'm short on time so that's one thing I could cut out. Well, not so fast. What about counting my blessings? I'm already thinking I'm anxious about meeting my goals, so I'm cutting out something that HELPS m... Read more

  • "My weight loss journey"

    2/13/2020 11:36:20 AM, by KANTSTOPMENOW

    [Thank you, GEORGE815 and HEALTHBEAUT
    Y143, for commenting on my previous blog post! I appreciate the encouragement. It's also nice to hear that I'm not alone in struggling with back pain. Also, a special shout-out to SILVAS7 - you're the first person to comment more than once on my blog! Thank y... Read more

  • 2020 Goals

    2/13/2020 10:10:36 AM, by TOMSTONE1

    Tuesday and Wednesday I woke wide awake at 230 in the morning. Insomnia chronic back pain and a horrible sore throat forced me to go into living room and sit in recliner . Today's wake up was much better 0500. What a difference 3 hours of sleep makes in how my day goes an my demeanor.... Read more

  • In between homes

    2/13/2020 9:37:39 AM, by CHACHA0711

    Staying strong while selling a house and trying to sell a house while on the road with 4 doxies. It can be done... Read more

  • Do I live on my Cell phone?

    2/13/2020 9:23:45 AM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi 👋 Spark ⚡️ Friends - my daily average on my cell phone 📲 is 10 hours.... Read more

  • SNOW

    2/13/2020 8:20:14 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • No weigh in

    2/13/2020 5:10:43 AM, by FIT2BETHIN

    We arrived at our destination in sunny Florida! Mild temps, fresh air, friendly people. Unfortunately, we have had a couple of camper hiccups that had dampened our wanderlust. Yesterday it was minor plumbing issues... resolved, but annoying enough to elicit expletive deletives from DH.... Read more

  • My old profile “About Me”

    2/13/2020 1:28:12 AM, by SMALLTOWNMOMMY

    Time to start fresh. But, never forget who I am, who I’ve been and the road in between. This is the content of my old profile page, kept in a nice, safe place ... but helping me make room for fresh new lessons, new growth and an exciting future me! I was here before, but I got cocky and thought... Read more

  • Finally better

    2/13/2020 12:19:15 AM, by FEISTYGAL64

    Walking the dog again. Getting motivated to do more.... Read more

  • Weather

    2/13/2020 12:16:09 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the mid 60s after 49. It is 56 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • Birthday Wishes

    2/13/2020 12:06:25 AM, by LCMCCREE

    I'm back after being gone for 10years on Spark. When I was here last I was in shape and celebrating it. Now... I'm looking forward to celebrating transformation.... Read more

  • Myth #8: Soy can cause cancer.

    2/12/2020 11:48:24 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Soy has been charged with everything from "feminizing men" to causing breast cancer. But it simply isn't true. In fact, soy consumed in youth or adolescence may actually reduce the risk of breast cancer. And even women who had estrogen receptor positive breast cancer can enjoy moderate... Read more

  • 2020 Goals

    2/12/2020 8:45:03 PM, by TOMSTONE1

    Cold windy and lots of rain all day, stretching resistance tubes... Read more

  • Still cold 🥶

    2/12/2020 7:58:37 PM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi 👋 Spark ⚡️ Friends 👫🥶🌧❄️cold winds still here in the San Antonio Texas area ... Read more

  • Lagging Again

    2/12/2020 6:40:11 PM, by PORTIA70

    I have let several days go by without checking in. As mentioned I have a neighbor who likes to take us out to eat. He never eats at home and likes to take about 3 or 4 of us out to eat. This means he has someone knock on my door almost every day, and gets me side tracked from what I want to do. So f... Read more

  • Weather

    2/12/2020 6:15:05 PM, by GEORGE815

    Colder today than yesterday. Invited to a meeting downtown. We are having snowfall now during commute traffic. Hope everyone cooperates.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    2/12/2020 6:13:57 PM, by GEORGE815

    4... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    2/12/2020 6:13:33 PM, by GEORGE815

    Score a little lower than yesterday.... Read more

  • No energy at all

    2/12/2020 5:00:54 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, the low energy (sometimes no energy) is back. No matter if I do take iron pills and B12 pills or not, I am tired. As we speak, I am REALLY tired. I had plenty of sleep last night (a little over 8 hours of sleep) . I know that I am not depressed (if I am, it's not even a 1 on the scale) because... Read more

  • Doing good

    2/12/2020 1:18:29 PM, by JENNRENE1

    Well I started doing the intermittent fasting along with counting my calories. So far I have done great with it. I'm down 3.2lbs this week which is great. The last hour of the fast is kind of hard. I start to get pretty hungry, but I'm going to give it a few more days before I shave off an hour to s... Read more

  • Packing for South America & Back on Track

    2/12/2020 1:13:43 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am preparing for my South American trip, leaving here Feb. 23. There are 7 of us traveling together, starting with 9 days in Peru; then a 14 days cruise from Chile to Buenos Aires. Our last days will be in Brazil and Argentina. We are doing walking tours in various cities along the way. I los... Read more