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I’m Packing My Home Gym To Take On Vacation

In two days, my wife and I are leaving on a three week vacation to California. We are going to visit some of her relatives in the Sacramento area and then I’m going to show her Monterey, where I was stationed in the 60’s and again in the 80’s. Then we will visit more relatives in Arizona and return home to Texas. We have also started to get into rock hunting, so we may do a little of that as well.

As always, I want to keep my exercise program as up to date as possible, so I am taking my home gym equipment with me. Excuse me a moment while I put it in the trunk…

Ugh! Oomph! Arrrrgh!

Whew! I was worried it wouldn’t fit, weren’t you?

Oh. You can’t see it, can you? Let me describe it to you. It’s a 15 lb dumbbell.

Actually, I don’t even need the dumbbell to keep fit while I’m on vacation, but I have a reason for taking it. Each night when I unpack the car at a motel, it will silently remind me that I need to keep my exercise program going at some level. It will also remind me, by being one little lonesome dumbbell, that I am on vacation, so I might be forgiven if I don’t exercise at the same level I do while at home. Once it’s in the room, it will sit staring accusingly at me, until I pick it up. Sort of like my dog, Diamond, but I’m leaving her with our daughter.

Now, some of you may be saying, “What a wuss!” Only one 15 lb dumbbell? What the heck can he do with that?”

Well, first of all, I have been exercising regularly since 1970, so my body can go into …

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