• Adventures & Travel

    Hiking Chimney Rock

      Our latest adventure is taking us just north of San Francisco.  Follow Sir Frances Drake Boulevard as it winds its way through the Point Reyes National Seashore area, and at the very end, on the eastern most tip, you will come to an area called Chimney Rock.  It is here that we decided to hike around a little bit and see what we could find. The Drive The destination is only a part of any adventure.  Another part, sometimes overlooked, is the drive getting there.  As our travels have taken us along to so many different areas, I have learned to take notice of the drive.  So much passes…

  • Adventures & Travel

    Lands End In San Francisco

    “Where land ends, and sea begins…”   If you had .30 cents to spend in San Francisco, what would you do? If it were the late 1800’s, you could take a train ride along the coast, and hang out in one of San Francisco’s unique entertainment spots – The Sutro Baths!  For just .30 cents! Unfortunately for us, it is well past the 19th century and the Sutro Baths are no longer with us.  On the other hand, the ruins are still here, and it doesn’t cost anything – not even .30 cents – to walk the edges of the pools, smell the salty ocean air, and hike the cliffs…

  • Food & Recipes

    Lion’s Mane – Super Good, Super Food

      Eastern Tennessee, in the Smoky Mountains in October.  It had been raining for what felt like a month, and we were finally getting a much needed break from it.  I pulled on my rain boots, put a light jacket on, and headed down the long, muddy dirt road that would lead me deep into the woods. It was quiet, except for the splashing of my boots through the puddles, and the sound of frogs, crickets and other little creatures running through the leaves and brush in the woods all around me.  Off in the distance I could hear the creek as it made its way over the rocks and…

  • RV Park Reviews

    Sparks Marina and RV Park – Sparks, NV

    We recently spent 2 nights at Sparks Marina and RV Park.  We had just left Esmeralda RV Park (to see our review on Esmeralda, click here) and were en-route to the coast of California.  The drive was totally doable in one day, but our reservations for California were not until the 2nd, so this looked like a good stopping point! Let’s review Sparks Marina and RV Park… Location: Sparks Marina and RV Park is situated just about 5 miles east of Reno, and about 430 miles northwest of Las Vegas.  It is off of I-80, in the town of Sparks. Getting to it was fairly easy.  The main road, Lincoln Way,…

  • RV Park Reviews

    Esmeralda RV Park in Dyer, Nevada

    I have decided to add a Review section to my blog, just for RV Parks.  I find it helpful to read reviews from other people that have stayed at parks we may be considering, and hopefully, others will find my reviews helpful as well.  I will base my review from facts about the park (hook up availability, price, etc.), as well as our experience and how that affects my opinion.  Keep in mind, our experience may not be the same as yours or that of someone else, so always take that into consideration when making your decisions.  I will always be fair in my reviews. That said, let’s review Esmeralda RV…

  • Food & Recipes

    Plant-Based Quinoa Cups

    Are you one of those people that make multiple batches of Quinoa at a time, so that you have left over for something else?  I am, and I am always on the look out for different ideas on how to use it!  This time, I had a breakfast idea for it, and it turned out so good, I wanted to share it! My recipe is completely plant-based, but feel free to not only switch it up using real eggs, but, you can even try different add-ins if you would like!  Quinoa is one of those foods, that can go with virtually anything you want to add! Ingredients for Plant-Based Quinoa…

  • Adventures & Travel

    Three Days In Dyer

      Leaving Las Vegas The days in Las Vegas had been long and hot. There was no escaping the heat, even with the air conditioners running and the shades pulled, the temperature in the RV hovered at a consistent 85 degrees.  Outside, it was around 115 degrees.  This was our third time staying here at the Famcamp at Nellis Air Force Base.  It was the second time that we had placed ourselves here in the early heat of summer.  Like last year, the time had come to look for a place in cooler temperatures.  The next time we stay here – it will NOT be in the summer months! Finding…

  • Adventures & Travel,  Something to Bark About

    Love Them, But Leave Them – The Burrowing Owl

    Owls come in all shapes and sizes, with about 19 different species of owls in the United States alone.  While some owls are able to adapt really well throughout the world, there are some species who are struggling to survive.  This post is about one of the species that is struggling – the Burrowing Owl. My first encounter with a Burrowing Owl was about three years ago when we first visited the Las Vegas area.  The owl was sitting in the gravel, in the middle of the day, as we walked past.  I’m not even sure how I noticed it, it sat so still and blended in with the surroundings. …

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    A Date For Horchata

    While Cinco De Mayo is certainly a good date for making Horchata – I am talking about the fruit date. Horchata (pronounced or-cha-ta), is typically a sweet, milky drink that was originally made from ground tiger nuts, and was very popular in Spain.  Most people however, are more familiar with the version made popular in Mexico, which is usually made from rice milk and LOTS of sugar! In recent years, Horchata has really caught on as a “trendy” drink, and you can find it everywhere from restaurants to coffee shops to cartons of it in grocery stores. It wasn’t until this past visit to New Mexico that I had actually had my very…

  • Something to Bark About

    The People We Meet

    We often run into people in our travels, that like to share their stories with us.  The other evening, as I was out walking, I came upon a fellow walker, who was also out enjoying the evening.  He had stopped to watch a couple of planes fly over, and it was at this time, that I caught up to him.  As we walked, he told me about where he and his wife had just travelled from, and where they were headed.  We walked for some time, as he told me about travels around the world that he and his wife had taken over the years.  He had retired from the…