Welcome to Our Blog!
Hi! This is Linda and Fred of Witte’s World Blog, a blog that features adventure, good eats, and life. Through our blog we will give you an honest, positive review of restaurants, accommodations, and attractions that we visit. In addition, in 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 back yard tents, and free to roam the neighborhoods from sun up to sun down. We still follow there rules!
I was born in Montana in 1960. My family moved to Illinois when I was just a toddler and I have lived here since. 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! I was 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. I have had some ups and downs with this surgery. Eating at restaurants can be a challenge, but I don’t let it stop me! I also struggle with depression and anxiety and at times this can be overwhelming, but I never lets it keep me down (for to long anyway). I am feisty, sarcastic, fun loving and loves beaches, forests, desserts, food, wine, and the world!
Fred was born and raised in Wadsworth, Illinois. This is where we currently live our life. Fred was always drawn to the outdoors and spent his days wandering the fields of Wadsworth. He hardly ever traveled as a child because he had six brothers and sisters…yeah, WOW! He spent a lot of time in the huge in ground pool his dad built when he was about 4 years old. The neighbor kids would all come over and spend time in his garage (really a garage that his dad made into a three room pool house). When not swimming he would be out with his friends pulling pranks on each other and exploring the world around him. He loves fishing, hiking, canoeing, biking, backpacking, camping and hunting. He is keeps busy trying to keep Linda happy and still get his alone time to do his favorite things. Fred is a prankster that loves the great outdoors, relaxing on a beach, hiking through a forest, food, beer, whiskey, and is fascinated by the world.
Through or 40 years of marriage we have had three children, now grown and married. Through these marriages we celebrate having 8 grandchildren, ages 0 (one on the way) – 20 years old. They light up our lives and makes for some great stories to tell!
We love to eat at locally owned restaurants and give our opinions of the experiences. We love to tell about our experiences with our family. Camping and fishing is our favorite activity. However, we also love to relax and share a drink on a beach or pool. 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 old married couple.