Welcome to Our Blog!
Hi! This is Linda and Fred of Witte’s World Blog, a blog that features travel, local restaurants, and life of a couple over 50. Through our blog, we will give you honest, positive reviews of restaurants, accommodations, and/or attractions that we visit. In addition, our lifestyle section you will be able to read about the experiences of a couple that has been married for forty years. Our experiences will range from hanging with family and friends, cooking our favorite recipes, and our struggles with weight loss. My promise is that we will do all of these with a bit of humor, all truth, and a positive outlook.
First off, Fred and I (Linda) were born were born in the late 50’s early 60’s. Life was simpler back then! We grew up with lightning bugs, spending the night in our backyard tents, and free to roam the neighborhoods from sun up to sun down. We still follow their rules!
A bit about Linda: My life started out in Montana where I was born. Unfortunately, my family moved to Illinois when I was just a toddler and I have lived here since. My heart is still in Montana. When I was a child my family would travel for two or three weeks every summer. Most of the time they would travel back to Montana in an R.V. I spent a lot of time in South Dakota, Wyoming, and of course Montana. Through these trips, I learned to love camping and adventure. In 1978 I discovered that traveling is much more fun with the one you love! Fred and I were married in October of 1978 and we have loved our trips together since. I have struggled with weight loss since I had my first child in 1979. In 2011, I had Lap-Band surgery to help me take control of my life again. This surgery and weight loss have had some ups and downs, but I wouldn’t have changed it for anything. Eating at restaurants can be a challenge, but I don’t let it stop me! Struggling with depression and anxiety can be overwhelming, but I never let it keep me down (for too long anyway). I am feisty, sarcastic, fun loving and love beaches, forests, desserts, food, wine, and the world!
A bit about Fred. I was born and raised in Wadsworth, Illinois. This is where we both currently live our life. Since the day I could walk I was drawn to the outdoors and spent my days wandering the fields of Wadsworth. As a family, we hardly ever traveled outside of the area because we had a very large family. In fact, I have six brothers and sisters…yeah, WOW! Mostly, I would spend time in the huge, in-ground pool my dad built in our backyard. The neighborhood kids would all come over and spend time in my garage (really a garage that his dad made into a three-room pool house). When not swimming I was out with my friends fishing, riding bikes, pulling pranks on each other, and exploring the world around him. Because of my carefree days growing up, I continue to love fishing, hiking, canoeing, biking, backpacking, camping, and hunting. Mainly, I keep busy trying to keep Linda happy and still get some alone time to do my favorite things. I am always moving and doing something and love the outdoors, relaxing on a beach, hiking through a forest, biking the local trails, food, beer, whiskey, and the world fascinates me.
About our Family: Through our forty years of blissful marriage we have raised three children, now grown and married. Through these marriages, we celebrate having eight grandchildren, ages under 1 – 20 years old. They light up our lives and makes for some great stories to tell!
About our Life: We love to eat at locally owned restaurants and give our share our these incredible experiences with stories and photographs. Camping and fishing are our favorite activities, but we also love to relax and share a drink on a beach or pool.
With our Witte’s World Website, we will show you the world through the eyes of a loving couple that love travel adventures, good eats at local restaurants and the life of an married couple.