We stayed at the Hoover Dam Lodge in Boulder City, Nevada. I have to admit, I don’t like staying at hotels with casinos. The biggest reason is they always reek with the stench of cigarette smoke. It never fails that I have to walk through the casino and stink of smoke to get to my room. The Hoover Dam Lodge is no exception to walking through the smoke on the way to the rooms. However, we were pleasantly surprised once we got to our room. It was a good size and newly remodeled. It didn’t stink yet at all like cigarettes. This was the first casino hotel I’ve stayed at that didn’t smell bad.
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|Bird of Paradise Flower ©Trudy Zufelt|
|Birds of Paradise ©Trudy Zufelt|
Though we did a few things that cost money, it was the day we went to the L.D.S. Mesa Temple and walked the grounds and garden for free that we enjoyed the most. I got to see my first Birds of Paradise flowers and I took pictures until my phone’s memory filled up.
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It doesn’t matter whether I’m running, hiking, or biking. I sweat a lot. I can drink an entire bottle of water and still feel like it’s not enough. I get to the point after only about an hour where I’ve lost enough electrolytes that I literally crave salt.
- Dissolves quickly
- Made with organic ingredients
- Gluten and soy free
- Not too sweet
- Lightweight for backpacking
- 100 calories for fuel
- Electrolyte replacement
- Really salty
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I’ve been a fan of the R-Gear branded socks from Road Runner Sports for years. I was so excited to review the R-Gear Drymax® Light and Quick Socks. I love how breathable and thin they are. Check out my review and enter to win a pack of three pair of these fabulous socks.
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R-Gear Revive Printed Racerback
While I run my body back into shape, I want to keep my tummy rolls covered. The R-Gear Revive Printed Racerback is by far one of the best tops to keep my modesty intact and keep cars from throwing donuts at me (Yes, I’ve really had that happen while running). I absolutely love the fit of this top. It is extra long so when I’m done running and want to bend over to stretch, I don’t have to worry about exposing my crack and my whole back side. The Dryroad® fabric is super soft and breathable. I don’t feel too uncomfortable when the fabric starts getting wet from my sweat. It does dry quickly in a breeze. While I don’t mind wearing this top alone, I do wish it had a bit more support in the chest area. There is no built in bra so those who are busty might have to wear a sports bra underneath. I wear it without one and don’t mind. I would purchase this again because of the soft fabric. Still a solid four star and would give it five if it had more chest support.
R-Gear Speed Pro Compression Tight
I’m so excited to finally find a pair of compression tights that come in a medium short size. It’s obvious from the photo that my legs are short and stocky. The R-Gear Speed Pro Compression Tights fit me perfect. I love these compression tights for trail running. There’s just enough compression in them to help prevent some of the swelling I get around my ankles when running at higher altitudes. I love the zippered hems so I can put these on or take them off over my running shoes. I also like the design. The pockets at the waistband are nice to keep my keys in while trail running. There’s nothing to improve with these tights. I absolutely love everything about them and think they are well worth the $59.00. I paid about $10 more for a bigger name brand and I didn’t like them as well.
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