• Adventures & Travel

    Jelly Belly Factory – A Sweet Tour

      “He had a broad face and a little round belly, that shook, when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.”                                                                                                                                            – Clement Clarke Moore   No, it isn’t Christmas, but it IS Jelly Belly art!  I never knew there…

  • Something to Bark About

    The Big Climb

    The Big Climb Date of climb- May 14, 2022 Location of climb – Volcano Peak  in the Silver Island Mountains of Utah 🩸🩸🩸🩸🩸🩸🩸🩸🩸🩸 About the climb On May 14, 2022 I participated in The Big Climb – a fundraiser event for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  The LLS is a voice for all blood cancer patients.  They are constantly seeking a cure, researching treatments, and providing information and support to all blood cancer patients who suffer from Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and Myeloma.  Through events like The Big Climb, I am not only able to raise funds for LLS, but it holds me accountable to staying active. This was my first…

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    Cycling The Scenic Loop – Red Rock Canyon, NV

    Red Rock Canyon is one of my favorite spots in the Las Vegas area!  If you love the outdoors, and you are ever in or near Las Vegas, I highly recommend you visit.  Whether you hike, bike or just want to drive, this area will not disappoint you! We decided to cycle the Scenic Loop Drive.  Here is our story, review and suggestions. There are a few things you will want to know about this cycling adventure, if you decide you want to do it. The Distance The first thing you will want to know, is that it is a little over 12 miles long.  For some people who are…

  • Food & Recipes

    Recipes For Power- 3 Easy Bowls

    Power bowls have become a trendy menu item that are not only easy to make, but are as delicious as they are packed full of nutrients!  The best thing about them, is that you can design them any way you want!  Not a meat eater?  Leave the meat out and sub in another form of protein like beans or tofu.   Not a fan of kale?  Leave out the kale, and sub in a different leafy green, like baby spinach.  The idea, is to build your bowl full of foods that you enjoy, that will provide you with the nourishment you need to fuel your body! To get the most out…

  • Adventures & Travel

    2021 – Our Year In Review

    “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory”                                                                                                                                           -Dr. Seuss   I cannot believe how fast this year has gone by!  When I look back through my photos, it hardly feels like it has…

  • Food & Recipes

    Christmas Goody Baskets -The Recipes For 2021

      It is that time of year again, when we start getting all of our goodies together to fill our Christmas baskets.  The months of October and November, are filled with cooking, canning, baking, sewing, and this year, crocheting.  I’m not sure where this year has gone, but the closer we get to the holidays, the faster it is going! (and since it has taken me so long to finish this post, it is REALLY going fast now)! Last year, I decided to start adding a blog post to include the contents and recipes of what goes into our Christmas Baskets each year.  While some goodies will stay the same…

  • Adventures & Travel

    Haunted Adventures

      Happy Howl-o-ween! What better time to share some spooky adventures, than on Halloween?!  In our travels, we have visited places that are said to be haunted.  I thought I would share a few … Colonial Park Cemetery – Savannah, GA Savannah, one of the oldest cities in Georgia, is full of haunted stories and ghosts of the past!  The Colonial Park Cemetery in the middle of historic downtown, is full of history and spooky stories!  This cemetery is the final resting place for many of Savannahs residents.  Established in 1750, it filled to capacity (despite being expanded several times) when Yellow Fever swept through the city in 1820.  By…

  • 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…

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    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…