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John Atkinson

Saguaros in the Sun -Saguaro National Park

The last time I saw a Saguaro, I was 12, about to be 13. We did this trip from Texas, where we lived , to California. Why? no idea. Ben and Sonya weren’t the sharing type in those days. On that Trip (and it was). We passed through Arizona stopping at Meteor Crater, Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Surprising. Daddy wasn’t so much the “stop and look” type of guy in my experience. I saw saguaros for the first time as we rolled along. They waved. I waved back…

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New England Air Museum

At the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, you’ll visit an impressive museum housing an extraordinary collection of over 100 aircraft and thousands of artifacts, spanning from early aviation experimental contraptions to modern marvels of aerospace technology. Highlights include meticulously restored warplanes, commercial aircraft, helicopters, and rare experimental models. I have been to a number of Air Museums, this tops them all so far.

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Granite Shoals Texas Quarry Park Trail

Granite Shoals Texas is a small community that boasts a bigger and nicer city hall than Hartford CT, with a hiking/running trail in an old granite quarry. Not bad for a town that is little more than a collection of houses by a lake and a strip of businesses along State Highway 1431.

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Hiking to Fort Bowie through Apache Pass

Fort Bowie was established as a post following the battle of Apache pass in 1862. The Battle of Apache Pass took place over two days, from July 15 to 16, 1862, during the American Civil War. It was the largest conflict between the United States and the Apache Indians.

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Narrow Leaf Blue-Eyed Grass

INFP Enneagram 9 – It’s Hard To Be Me

INFP Enneagram Type 9 Personality – Okay that’s a mouthful, I still look at Meyers-Briggs, and other personality-type indicator tests as witchcraft masquerading about in a lab coat, but I can’t deny the accuracy of the results. INFJ is what I tested as seven years ago. Did anything change? What? Or was the first test off?

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Carbohydrates And Fat Loss: A Comprehensive Guide

Explore the crucial role of carbohydrates in weight loss after 50. This comprehensive guide dives into the types of carbs, how the body processes them, and the distinctions between natural and processed carbohydrates. Learn how these differences impact weight loss for individuals over 50, and get valuable tips for incorporating the right carbohydrates into your diet to optimize your weight loss efforts and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Fat Loss After 50

Fat Loss After 50: The Struggle is Real

As a health coach, and as a person who lost 100+ lbs after the age of 50 myself, I know that fat loss after 50 can be challenging. But with the right mindset, approach, and support, it’s absolutely achievable. In this post, I share unique insights and perspectives on how strength training, nutrition, mindful eating, stress management, and sleep can support your fat loss goals. Let me help you achieve your healthiest, strongest, and most vibrant self.

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Healthy Eats
Blueberry Superfood Glue
Blueberry Glue is a great quick power breakfast that is nutritionally balanced with 22 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber from yogurt, blueberries and superfood goodness.
Hiking Trails
Upper Hop River Trail
Which doesn't go by the Hop River. That's on the other side. Heavily Trafficked rail trail running from Manchester to Willimantic.
Valley Falls Town Park
Valley Falls Vernon CT
Valley Falls is a municipal park in Vernon Connecticut with great hiking trails along both sides of a river.
Wildflowers
Wildflowers of Buckingham Reservoir
Buckingham Reservoir
This hike was an exploration of wildflowers at Buckingham Reservoir in South Glastonbury Connecticut in June of 2017. Numerous species of flowers could be seen.
John Atkinson
John Atkinson