Good to hear from you! I'm looking for my backpack now. Not sure what direction I am going to go. I need to get a bigger bag, but I may not have the funding to get one as great as yours.
As for exercise, Louisa and I joined Anytime Fitness, a new franchise fitness center, that keeps it membership small and allows 24 hour access, but doesn't have 24 hour staff. Great high-quality equipment. I go in next week for my trainer to develop a program which will include the elliptical trainer for my legs & knees to get them used to the constant movement and the other equipment to lose weight and build up back strength.