I missed an incredible multi day whale watching trip off of Montauk Point. 51 hours on a ship with like minded people. I haven't seen a full species list yet, but have seen pictures of humpbacks that were mind blowing. Seeing the pictures made me very sad that I was unable to be well enough to go on my bucket list trip. I have to look at the bright side, I am better, much better then I was a month ago. By not going I had an excellent visit with my beloved Aunt and her BF who were visiting from FL. I made them a special dinner and spent quality time with them. I also had all my sons who are here in the states over for a family dinner, that is about to become a rare event. And the icing on the cake.....I saw two different bears 2 days in a row! Bears are my favorite animals besides dogs. The second sighting was last night. They all took a second hike with me, as we were leaving the park there was a bear near the road foraging. Just before seeing it, I had a premonition that we would and I was driving carefully and wondering if my future DIL had ever seen one. And there it was! I love when things like that happen. We watched it dig up a Yellow-jacket nest get stung and RUN! At that moment I knew why I had come to the woods, it fills me up like nothing else.
On the healing road, I feel much better if I get outside often. I took 2 hikes yesterday and did great. Following my diet and moving forward. I got this!
My backyard paradise.