A Fat Man's Journey (Working my way back…)

An Attempt to Journey from Fat to Fit in a Lifetime. Eat right, Eat less, Move more

Apple Picking Today, Changes Around the Corner


Apple Picking

We are going Apple Picking today. It will be a nice autumn day and we are off to the mountains north of here to the town of Warwick NY for our annual apple expedition. It should be fun. I am looking forward to it more this year than last or the years before that. Simple really: I won’t get tired walking around the apple trees.

We will pick the two large (overpriced) bags of fresh apples right off the trees, Delicious, Macintosh, Macoun, Granny Smiths…. Then it is off to the Pioneer Restaurant for lunch. This is our annual ritual. WE enjoy it as a family. I will enjoy it more this year. I will try to post some pictures later…

Bigger Changes

We are moving.

My family and I are leaving North Jersey sometime in the not so distant future and relocating to east-central Pennsylvania. I have accepted a position with a company out that way and it is far too distant to commute regularly.

Sometimes you just know it is time for a change. This is one of those times. Returning to the industry I have worked in for 30 years. Leaving a company I never felt right in.

Leaving our home of 15 years, the longest I have lived any one place, will not be easy. Making the Younger one leave the only home he has ever known, disrupting the Older ones routine, making Missus pack-up and move…

Difficult things to do but I know that I am doing the right thing for my family in the long-term.

Well things to do to get ready for the day


4 thoughts on “Apple Picking Today, Changes Around the Corner

  1. Mark – enjoy your milestone of being a fit-man on your yearly apple ritual. Sorry to hear you have to move, but wishing you all things good in your professional life and that the family will be happy too. Kelly P.S. (stay way for the cider doughnuts, they’re addicting and one is not enough:-)!)

  2. Brave move but ‘good on ya’. When I made a change in my job position in my late 50’s I’m sure people thought I was crazy. I could have coasted into retirement but I was up for the challenge. I’m still in teaching but I now have my dream job. Good luck with the move! Enjoy those freshly picked apples.

  3. Hi!

    If I remember right there is a fruit market near 17th & Chew St in Allentown @ The Fairgrounds.

    Hope this helps.

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