• Adventures & Travel

    2023- Our Year In Review

    It is hard to believe we are at the end of the year already, and that in less than twelve hours, it will be 2024!  It feels like it was just last month that I was sitting in this exact spot, writing out my goals for this past year!  Now, here I am, writing them out for 2024, along with my Year in Review post. 2023 was a little different for us, in that we didn’t do as much actual travelling.  We started the year in West Wendover, Nevada, and that is where we stayed for the better part of the year.  It is the longest that we have stayed…

  • Food & Recipes

    Christmas Basket Recipes for 2023

    The time for Christmas basket baking was here before we knew it this year.  I had hoped to get a lot of new recipes in the baskets this year, but our year had other plans.  While there always seem to be treats that get requested each year from previous years, I had hoped to try out a lot of new additions.  Time got away from us though, and we didn’t add much new this time.  In addition, jellies, jams and other canned goods did not get added.  In spite of of all of this, the baskets remained a hit amongst their recipients, and we were quite happy with the way…

  • Adventures & Travel

    Out Of This World Adventure – Exploring Meteor Crater

      It has been a busy couple of months here at Scoutnabout.  We have been travelling and adventuring, and now it is (past) time to start getting some of these posts out that I have been promising.   So, sit back and buckle up, because our first adventure is going to take us to the world’s most preserved meteor impact site, located in northern Arizona- appropriately named, Meteor Crater. Meteor Crater is located in northern Arizona, about 20 miles west of Winslow, and 35 miles east of Flagstaff.  If you have a few hours to spend sightseeing in the area, it is definitely worth checking out, as it is so much…

  • Adventures & Travel

    Hiking HawkWatch Trail To Mt. Pisgah Peak

    I had never heard of HawkWatch until recently when we were looking into interesting day hikes that we could take. I love to find things of interest in the areas that we travel to that aren’t necessarily the popular sites or well known to everyone.  Sometimes the small, out of the way places have the best hidden gems!  So, before I start talking about our actual hike, I want to talk a little bit about HawkWatch itself – what it is and where it is located. HawkWatch International Founded in 1986, HawkWatch International is a non-profit organization that is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah.  Their main purpose is…

  • Food & Recipes

    Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pudding

    The creamy texture of pudding.  The sweet taste of chocolate and strawberry.  The health benefits of Chia seeds!  All of these come together to make a great breakfast, snack or dessert! Chia seeds come from a plant in the mint family.  They are tiny little black, or grey, seeds that when placed in liquid, soak up the liquid and form a gel-like coating.  They are not, however, the same seeds that are sold with the Chia Pets that are seen on television and in stores. So if you are thinking of running out and buying a Chia Pet to harvest your own chia seeds, it’s probably not a good idea.…

  • Food & Recipes

    A Mini Twist On Waffles

    This past Christmas we received a mini DASH waffle maker, and I am in love. What is a DASH? What is a DASH you ask?  DASH is a line of mini kitchen appliances designed for small spaces as well as small batch cooking.  There are quite a few appliances available, and they all come in really fun colors!  They are very affordable, easy to use, and equally important – easy to clean! Since receiving our DASH waffle maker, I am seeing them advertised everywhere.  Some of my go-to sites and magazines for healthy cooking, are even jumping on the DASH waffle trend with lots of interesting, healthy recipes! While you…

  • Adventures & Travel,  Bucket List,  Something to Bark About

    3.1 Miles Closer

    “Don’t compare yourself to others, Compare yourself to the person you were yesterday.”     I don’t know who said that quote, but it is one I have had to (re) learn over the past 2 years. It is hard for me think that just two years ago I was running 3-6 miles a day at a 9-11 minute pace.  Back then, I remember feeling like I was really slow – if only I could run faster. Today, after being out of the running so to say, I wish I could run 3-6 miles again – at any pace!  This was the motivation for setting my 2023 goals this year. I have…

  • Adventures & Travel

    2022 – Our Year In Review

      I cannot believe how fast it seems this year has gone!  Time just moves faster and faster, and before I know it, the year is coming to an end.  Sometimes it feels like the year flew by so fast, that we didn’t get a chance to do everything we had planned.  The truth is, we probably didn’t, but as I scroll through my photos, I realize we still did quite a bit. Join us as we revisit some of the highlights of our travels and adventures of 2022… January We started the year off on the road. After making our way back to California (this is where we left…