Check out this festival where fun meets wellness!

Hope you had a great Father’s Day and may this blog find you in amazing health 💪 with your Medicare insurance coverage 🏥 working well.

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We had a delightful surprise Father’s Day visit from our daughter Sus, with pancakes and board games (she let me win once).

After that, she was back on the road home and life was back to normal (now cue the Jim Croce song, “And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon 🎻💧…”)

Sus with a black cat sitting on her shoulder, playing board games at the kitchen table with her dad Karl as Plato the dog sits under the table.

My favorite Father’s Day was many years ago when the kids were still critter size and we climbed a volcano in Guatemala.

It felt like we were in a Lord of the Rings movie. It’s amazing how attentive your kids can be when threatened with being thrown into molten lava 😉, good times!

Karl and his family climbing a volcano in Guatemala.

After Sus left, I went back to morning chores, and the usual quiet routines, building extra boxes for the bees.

Karl doing chores in his back yard.

You know the satisfaction that comes from building something yourself? This was way more fun than Medicare certifications for 2025 I’m working through when I’m not working with clients.

I’m not counting on any grapes because of the racoons, but I am cautiously optimistic we’ll have a good honey harvest this fall. I promise to share!

Karl taking a break from working on his bee hives and playing with Plato the black and white dog.

After lunch, Q made us attend a Scandinavian festival up in Golden, Colorado.

The event got me thinking about how much there is to gain from visiting summer festivals and doing something new near you (as long as you prepare for the heat).

Man with a white beard in costume at the Scandinavian festival in Golden, Colorado.

It was a great fun sampling the food and watching the little people interact with the Vikings.

Check your newspaper and see what events are going on in your area, I double dare you. With a little luck, you’ll find yourself walking around, exploring different stalls, and participating in various activities. This can be a fun way to get some exercise without even realizing it.

A man dressed up as a Viking at the Scandinavian festival in Golden, Colorado.

Festivals are a feast for the senses. The sights, sounds, and smells can stimulate our brains and keep us mentally engaged. We loved watching these couples in traditional garb doing these amazing folk dances.

A man and lady in traditional Scandinavian dress dancing a folk dance together.

Whether it’s listening to live music, or trying out a new type of food, these experiences can help keep our minds sharp.

A man and woman in traditional Scandinavian dress.

Festivals are also a great way to meet new people, bond with friends and family, and feel part of a community. Social connections can reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, which are endemic in our screen based society. Even more important, building and maintaining relationships can lead to a longer, healthier, and happier life.

The Coors brewery in Golden, Colorado.

And best of all, you might accidentally discover a brewery on the way and go in for a tour! Now that is a perfect Father’s Day😉, especially when your wife is the designated driver 🛞!

Keep squeezing the juice out of life and look for ways to help others!

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Karl Bruns-Kyler is a Medicare insurance broker and independent Medicare agent licensed to help Medicare recipients in thirty states around the country, including:

New Hampshire
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New York
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