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Randy’s been cleared!

Randy’s been cleared!

Today Randy had “Clinic”, the once a month check up and testing follow up for his double lung transplant last September 10. He has been cleared to travel internationally…and to dive! Dive?  I am beyond astonished….and I confess, it makes me a little nervous.  When I think about it, it seems that Randy was probably […]

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Fabulous Photo Friday: Thai Buddhism Iconography

Fabulous Photo Friday: Thai Buddhism Iconography

The images of Thai Buddhism will stay with me forever.  The Golden, intricate figures and images are somehow soothing, awe inspiring, and even sacred.  They are steeped in antiquity, history and worship.  Look at the peaceful faces of the Buddhas, and the sometimes fierce aspect of the protectors.  I do want to return to Thailand […]

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Randy: 10 months post transplant!

Randy: 10 months post transplant!

10 months ago, my husband, Randy, went through the struggle of his life: a double lung transplant.  It happened FAST.  Life is precious.  Want to know more?  Transplant: An Unexpected Journey. Randy and I just returned from an unbelievably wonderful and enjoyable trip…we flew into Orange County (John Wayne Airport) and drove up the Pacific […]

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Suzanne’s Birthday Surprise: Dinner at The French Laundry!

Suzanne’s Birthday Surprise: Dinner at The French Laundry!

GUEST BLOG BY SUZANNE STAVERT OF Adventures of Empty Nesters!  Check out her blog! I love surprises! I love to receive them, to observe them and to create them. Recently, I was the recipient of the most extravagant and very unexpected surprise. A surprise of gargantuan proportions! My husband invited me to the dinner of my dreams at The French […]

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Fabulous Photos Friday: Lake Tahoe

Fabulous Photos Friday: Lake Tahoe

Ah, we are still in fabulous Lake Tahoe, with adventures still in front of us, but we have been having a lot of fun this week!  River rafting, boating, beaching…and going up in a helicopter!  Enjoy these photos of this awesome region!

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Adventuring on Lake Tahoe!

Adventuring on Lake Tahoe!

Lake Tahoe is wonderful.  I usually get altitude sickness, but this time, I didn’t .  A little short of breath, yes.  After all, it is 7,000 feet up from sea level, and I live mostly at sea level.  Randy’s been a little breathless, too, but he checked his spirometer numbers (a lung capacity exercise) and […]

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With a Little Bit of Luck!

With a Little Bit of Luck!

The drive to Lake Tahoe from Shelter Cove is about 8 hours, so we decided to break it up by leaving a day early from Shelter Cove. Randy’s legs have been swelling a bit due to his prednisone dosage(steroid), which he takes as a precaution against inflammation in his brand new lungs (see An Unexpected […]

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Fabulous Photos Friday: California, continued!

Fabulous Photos Friday:  California, continued!

What a wonderful trip we are having in Northern California!  And the best part?  It isn’t over yet!  We are currently in Shelter Cove, Ca., in the King’s Range Conservation Area, and on Saturday we head to Lake Tahoe. The wild Northern California coastline is just spectacular.  From the Redwood Forests to the Pacific coast, […]

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Whale Watching in Monterey Bay!!!

Whale Watching in Monterey Bay!!!

What is a trip to California’s Monterey Bay without going on a whale watching expedition?  It would be incomplete!  Randy and I headed out with Sanctuary Cruises, and we were not disappointed. It is the time of year for whales to migrate south along the Pacific Coast, and during the summer months Monterey Bay has […]

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California, here we are!

California, here we are!

Who doesn’t want to drive the California coast?  Randy and I have always talked about it, but we never did it.  Now, we are doing it.  At 9 1/2 months post double lung transplant, Randy is out and about and doing very well. Our trip started in Orange County, as we landed at John Wayne/Santa […]

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