What I Did During My Summer Vacation (so far)!

It’s been awhile since my last post so will try to catch you up with what’s been happening since June 19th but first and most important I am proud to announce that our granddaughter, Breanna, has been accepted into the University of West Virgina Medical School and will begin classes in August!  Very exciting news!

As you can see by the photos below, we have had a very busy summer! And it’s not over yet, more to come in the next post.

The 3M mini reunion while at a wonderful Pacific Coast wedding, what a lovely time. (yes that’s me with a new hat!)

After the wedding, we met up with my son Ryan and his wife Sarahfor a short visit to the wine country which included dinner at the Russian River Brewery and a fantastic wine country tour
with Jason  of Boutique Wine Tours (that’s him in the middle). Without a doubt the best way to visit some little known wineries, learn about the area, all while being driven in a limo.

Next was a visit from Mara’s brother John and Kathy,who couldn’t wait to go tubing! We also traveled up to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park for some sightseeing

Then Ryan, Sarah, Julian and Trysten arrived for the Fourth of July.  Tubing, fishing, fireworks and watching the World Cup and the Tour de France! Good times.

And we just enjoyed a short visit with Don and Mary Ann (one of the 3M’s) this week.  They stopped by after Don participated in a tennis tournament in Asheville, NC.

Despite our busy schedule, I found time to join the Michael J Fox Foundation wearables study being conducted as part of  Fox Insight. The program is open  to PwP with an Android phone.  They have provided me with a Pebble Smartwatch at no cost which is linked to my phone via the Fox Insight app.  Currently they are tracking my activity and tremor via the watch.  The data is transmitted to my phone via Bluetooth and uploaded with no identifying data for analysis.  The app shows you the activity and tremor in graph form and also provides a medicine reminder, a way to report when you took your medication and to report how you are feeling. The only commitment is to wear the watch for at least 6 weeks.  Click here for more information and to sign up.

And, as always, remember to sign up for Fox Trial Finder and Fox Insight  – despite my haranguing with every post, only 2300 people have signed up so far for Fox Insight.  No travel is required, it’s all web based and remember they need subjects without PD too, so get your family and friends involved.


“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius


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