Jim's Trek V, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Day 116+40 – (AD 1,278) – 20.5 Miles Today – Jim’s Trek Part V – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,


It is the beginning of a glorious day.


This morning I cycled 20.5 miles on my Schwinn 170. (Boring news?) But on this 1,278th day of cycling since December 2, 2012, something appears to be happening with the number of Pageviews.

To date, for January, 8,807 Pageviews have been recorded by Google Blogger. This is a 222% increase over 4 years ago, January 2013. And January has not yet finished.



My virtual Trek continues on the surface of Mars.



I have now traveled, as Part V, 2,316.2 miles on the red planet. Today I have completed 19.4% of the distance to my next destination and goal point.

Soapbox –

100 days counting down. I’m counting down 1,826 days. I respect the Office. I do not have to respect the occupant.


Supper last night was a filling Buttermilk Potato Soup with Bacon and Roasted Korean Peppers. (Yes, I substituted Korean Peppers for the original recipe’s Jalapeños.) Yes, the supper was great. It is not too often that I admit that my cooking was great. And accompanying the Potato Soup was freshly made Artisan Bread, which I made earlier in the day. The best news, my early morning blood sugar dropped 8 points to 116 mg/dL. So much for eliminating major carbs.

There is one recipe that I continue to keep seeing, or in truth, it is sort of haunting me, which means, of course, I must try it…and I think sooner than later. The recipe is Nigella Lawson’s Eggs in Purgatory. Maybe tonight, maybe this weekend. Check back to hear my results.


And the house now is filled with the aroma of freshly baked No-Knead Hemp Seed Sourdough Bread.

The search for my 3-times Great-Grandmother Marie Ann (née Doret) Smith continues. Family tales state that she was from Martinique and I am currently searching the National Archives of Outre Mer (ANOM). The period I have chosen is 1763 to 1800.


My conjecture is that as I have documentation of the birth of one of my GGG-Grandparents Smith’s children dated 1805 and I figure that that period would be a good one to search, especially for GGG-Grandmother Marie Ann’s birth registration.

Thus far, I have completed 5 towns and am searching the registers of the 6th, Les Anses-d’Arlet. I am yet to come across the surname Doret through any of the registers that I have reviewed.


This is my 1,381st post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 136,955 Pageviews.

This morning, and as of last night, Jim’s Trek hit another Pageviews record – 8,807. This does not make any sense at all, especially for this supposed insignificant blog of my Trek and thoughts. And further, January still has 7 more days.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim