Swimming in Indiana

A good friend is visiting all 50 states. The idea does not appeal to me.

My mind is opening after reading about this gorgeous area about an hour from Chicago.

Combined with the art, architecture, and history of Chicago…..someplace I gotta go.

And lots of places to swim right in the city. Fabulous!



A bathing cap

Does plunging count as swimming? On New Year’s Day in New York…..Yes!

Thinking about Straphangers yesterday prompted me to remember my first Polar Bear Plunge. I screamed at the shock of the cold water! My friends and I laughed and giggled and grinned.

I’m the one in the bathing cap. I love the Polar Bear Plunge.

Here’s proof we plunged.




New Year’s weekend 2014 I drove up to New York to visit a friend.My dog, Brave, a fine travel companion and, usually, a good guest accompanied me.

Yikes! He barked and barked when we left her home.

Rover to the rescue. A guy in Bushwick about a half hour from my friend in Ridgewood could care for my dog.

After dropping the dog off I found these straphangers in the Gates Ave. station.