I didn't feel like eating breakfast this morning (my favorite meal of the day), so I drove my car over to the garage where I take it for service and got an oil change, plus check of fluid levels and tires. I was able to eat when I got home, and now I need to run some more errands.
I couldn't eat supper last night - don't know if it's the gallbladder acting up or more than likely, my excitement and nerves over my trip. I slept well though, but I can't miss too many more meals or I'll waste away!
I think I will go to a nearby credit union and withdraw some cash for the campgrounds. I made a list of how many of each denomination I want to get, but keep revising the list, so I may as well just get whatever I decide when I'm at the counter. A lot of campgrounds don't make change and I want to be prepared.
Later: I got the cash and then stopped to buy some food for the trip. It will be a switch for me as I normally bake fish from the freezer, and only use fresh fruits and vegetables. I will try to get by on what looks like the best of packaged meals, although many of them were put back on the shelf as soon as I looked at the list of ingredients! I will probably buy some last minute items on Saturday.
To readers who travel from the U.S. into Canada going through Grand Portage, is there a convenient place on the other side of the border to exchange money? I really don't know how much to change, although I'll probably need much more than I expect.
I've oftened mentioned that I like to work out my upper arms with light hand weights. I've doubled up on the weights to get my muscles ready for carrying the heavy cooler around, and my upper arms are looking great (for my age). What is really bad are my arms from the elbow to the hand. Does anyone have exercises for tightening up this part of the arm? The better my upper arms look the worse the lower ones get. I thought chocolate might help, but so far it's helping in other ways besides my muscle tone!
I've packed my clothes in 3 duffel bags of different sizes - the large one has my clothes for every day, the next one carries my winter clothes, and the third and smallest is the one I'll carry to the shower. I feel so much better getting that done as everything was stacked on one side of my bed and I just want to start getting things out of my way.
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