California In My Mind

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I have been feeling itchy feet the past couple of weeks.

Even though I am currently traveling I feel like it is not

far enough, interesting enough, good enough.

I miss California today. It is there where I can have

good Mexican food for breakfast and pick up sushi, good,

good sushi at the grocery store and then later hit the Pho

joint for dinner.

I am in a part of the country where the flavors and the traditions

are supposed to be great but I still find the food wanting.

Hot, Spicy regardless is no great achievement. (sorry)

While we have found great people in our travels food is still

below what I have found in rural areas of Mexico, Guatemala

OR Belize. Traveling through New Mexico has been challenging

for my food writing. While I have tried many a restaurant that

the locals recommend I have found ONE item I truly liked.

I am sure it is ME where the problem is and all the food is

“just amazing.”

Gang if you have a chance to get out-of-town DO IT.

Step outside and see what you can find. What you have been missing.

It is always a good thing to go out searching and exploring.

Even bad experiences are worth it in the big scheme of things.

And while you are out there keep your eyes open and see if

you can find someone to help.

Give a hand, Give a coin, Give someone

a bite to eat. Don’t wait to be asked.

Jose G. Osuna

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An itch that needs scratching.

2c4a5db4c8e20ec8c322bda893ae843eI want a trip.

I want to put some miles down.

The Atlantic sounds rather good.

Maybe Seattle. I want to get lost there.

Or maybe Mexico.

Savannah, Charleston, Atlanta, or…

Crap I am going for another walk.

Jose G. Osuna

 

 

Add beauty to your walk.

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When I go for my walks I try to take a camera

or my galaxy-6 which has the best camera for

a phone I have ever had.

Going for walks I have made about more than

just the exercise. A lot I do is set around me

getting my walks, and finding appropriate places

to eat but regardless; I keep low carb snacks in

my camera bag.

A lot to ensure weight loss is proper planning.

Having a plan for where to eat. Having a plan for

when there is nothing appropriate to eat.

When I know I will be gone for hours I pack snacks,

and my green juice which I make fresh on my

super-duper juicer my wife got me as a gift.

I think she got tired of the noisy old one.

It is hard to lose the weight specially when

we get to a certain age (I am 52), so I try not

to destroy my efforts by eating 1000 calories

when it took me 1.5 hours to burn 600.

Gang find a powerful why and then plan on

an amazing how when it comes to your walks

or going to the gym.

Stay focus remain successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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I am breaking up with the cold.

178I am so very tired of the cold.

I just can not wait for the days of sun

and sand at the beach.

Mean time I am getting ready by

trying to keep my body ready.

Are you ready for the beach? shorts,

tank tops and the like?

I just want to walk on the beach.

I could not care less about other things.

Gang get ready for fun on the sun.

Jose G. Osuna

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Opportunities.

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Is this a sunrise or a sunset?

The end or the beginning?

It is up to you, me, us.

We get at least one of this every day

and what we decide to do with it,

well it is up to us.

It is within us to decide to make it

better, worse, or pathetically the same.

So I ask you once again…

What is this???

More importantly I ask you:

What will you make of it?

Gang stay focus stay successful.

By the way this is a sunset somewhere

in the Sonoran desert in Mexico. I went

for a walk and 2 days later on my way back

I took this picture.

Jose G. Osuna

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Commitments

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Someone told me once:

“You talk about always doing your walks

as if it was the easiest thing to do. It is

not always easy or practical you know.”

I took this picture on one of my walks

in Espanola, NM. The temperature was

below zero but I still went for my walk.

This does not make me better than anyone

else but it does makes me more committed

to my goals. There are times when I can not

go for my walk for a variety of reasons.

Tomorrow for example due to family

challenges I will not be able to go for my walk

and that is ok. I do not kick myself for it, and

instead I will be over careful with what I will

eat and drink.

I do not believe that we should be slaves to

our schedules but I firmly believe that we

must honor our commitments.

In the end, we can only do the best we can do.

Gang keep your goals and plans ever-present.

Jose G. Osuna

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Walking and life lessons.

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In the middle of the desert between the I-10 and

the I-8 there sits the testing grounds for the military.

This was a great walk and an amazing opportunity

for a class for my kids whom I was home schooling

at the time. It was great to teach them hands on

about physics, projectile trajectory and also about

patriotism. Yes.. I consider myself a patriot even

though I was actually born in Mexico.

There is so much to be proud and grateful in this

my adopted country.

I wish those of us in the US could learn how to care

more for the country and a little less about our

own and very personal political views be them what

they might be.

Gang keep looking forward and pushing for your

dreams and goals.

Jose G. Osuna

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