Can you do NYC in 3 days? Yes. Will you be exhausted? Yes. Will your feet hurt? Probably. Should you do it? Absolutely! We did and saw a ton of cool things, ate some great food and listened to some amazing music. We were extremely exhausted and our feet hurt sooo bad by the time we … Continue reading I Heart NYC!
The smells of fresh-cut flowers and wood fire pizzas on a warm Saturday morning. Can life get any better than that? Yes it can. Because among the flowers and pizzas, you’ll find a cache of fresh local produce, fresh-baked goods, meats and cheeses. In my mind, the only thing missing that would make this picture … Continue reading Buy Local. Eat Local.
We’re South Dakotans born and raised and even we haven’t seen or experienced everything our beautiful state has to offer; but we’re working on it! For now, we’d like to share some of our adventures from our Black Hills vacation. Situated in the western half of the state, lies some of the most beautiful country … Continue reading Magnificence and Merriment in South Dakota
This year our Christmas tree was extra special. It was the first year that we cut down our own. What makes it even more special is that we cut it from our own back yard! Wait what? Yes, we got our Christmas tree from our back yard. The truth is, the tree was in a … Continue reading Oh, Christmas Tree!
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” Henry David Thoreau The picture above is from my dining room. In the frames, you’ll find all the turkeys my son made in elementary school; each one completely different from the previous years. I keep them behind our framed menus so that … Continue reading Thankful, Grateful, Happy
We got our first little bit of snow today. It wasn’t much, just barely enough to make the ground white before it started to disappear. It’s this time of year that makes me think about all the indoor activities we love that keep us warm and cozy. Although curling up in front of the fire … Continue reading Tuna Noodle Picnics and Blanket Forts
A river is water is its loveliest form; rivers have life and sound and movement and infinity of variation, rivers are veins of the earth through which the lifeblood returns to the heart. Roderick Haig-Brown Just south of the Glen Canyon Dam, the Colorado River makes a dramatic wave sort of taunting you as she continues her journey into … Continue reading 6 Tips for Visiting Horseshoe Bend
If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, take the highway that is best. Get your kicks on route sixty-six…. Those words blared through the speakers of our Ford Mustang, keeping time with the purr of that V8 engine on that old stretch of highway. Driving a Ford Mustang along Route 66? Can … Continue reading Come Get Your Kicks…..
Pulling into the parking lot, it didn’t look like much. In fact we were kind of wondering what the hell we’d gotten ourselves into. Walking down a rough gravel path, the jungle opened up and we found it. Paradise! Aqua blue-green fresh water, lush greenery and a gorgeous waterfall garnishing the delicious scene in front … Continue reading Jamaica’s Hidden Paradise
We are a busy family. We both have full time jobs. Our son has an after school job. We own a home. We have 3 dogs and a cat. As much as we'd love to travel full time, it's not in the cards for us right now. So, to pass the time between our bigger adventures, … Continue reading A Year of Home Adventures!