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!
When someone mentions Arizona, one of the first images that comes to mind is probably the Grand Canyon, but just a couple hours north in Page, AZ lies a hidden gem in the Arizona desert. You've probably even seen pictures of it, although you may not have known what it was. It's been named one … Continue reading 5 Reasons Antelope Canyon Should be on Your Bucket List
Day 3: South Shore Lake Superior For the last day of our northern adventure, we are heading along the south shore of Lake Superior which takes us into Northern Wisconsin. The shores along Wisconsin are not the rugged, rocky shores we saw along the North Shore in Minnesota, these shores are much softer and sandy. … Continue reading Ultimate Lake Superior Road Trip 3
Day 2: The North Shore On the second leg of this journey, we are heading up the north shore of Lake Superior. By taking 61 north, you'll overlook the breathtaking panorama that is the north shore and take in the best views Lake Superior has to offer. Two Harbors Our first stop along this journey was … Continue reading Ultimate Lake Superior Road Trip 2