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A Snapshot

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November is diabetes awareness month.  It was early November 1975 when I was diagnosed as a Juvenile or "Type 1" diabetic, which makes me in my 42nd year of living with this challenging disease. I've seen people online say they've been "battling" this disease for "X" number of years, and personally I disagree with the term.  If your going to be in battle mode for the rest of the life, your going to be losing all the time.  For me, diabetes is a disease you must accept and live with as best you can. There are ups and downs all the time.  They are sometimes unpredictable and seem to happen for no reason. You just have to do the best you can.  Kind of like life.

Here's just a few of the ways diabetes has impacted my life according to a T1D footprint generator off the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) website.  You also need to add58,256 insulin injectionsas that's the way I treated my diabetes (as many people did, and still do) un…

Now and Then

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Did some sight seeing in Victoria last week.  It'd be nice to see this mural restored to its original glory.

October 2016
July 1988

Kaua'i Redux

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We visited the island of Kauai in March 2014 and it's the first place we've been that we figured we'd come back to some day.  We couldn't resist Westjet's great deals on flights, so Kauai is where we chose to celebrate our 30th anniversary last month.

  Approaching Poipu Beach


First Sunset
 Getting ready for our anniversary dinner.
At The Beach House
 Anniversary Sunset
 Beautiful gardens at the resort - Kiahuna Plantation Resort


 First Waterfall 
 Mile 14 lookout at Wiamea Canyon Lovelocks migrate to Kauai...

Our hike takes us to the top of Wiamea Falls shown here. You'll see us in later photos walking along the red sand ridge to the left of the waterfall