Adventures & Travel

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  • 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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    Old Town Mesilla – Las Cruces, New Mexico

    “…It’s downtown Old Mesilla, Friday night La Posta, with friends and margaritas…”                                                                                  -Bri Bagwell “Las Cruces”   It had been a long day of driving through the big state of Texas, so when we pulled into the rv park in Las Cruces, it was nice to know we could relax for a day. We got set up, and since it was supper time, decided to google a place to eat.  We…

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    A Few Bites and Sights In Baton Rouge, LA

    “…I’m a thoroughbred racin’ at Louisiana Downs Avery Island and a Catahoula Hound I’m the Louisiana Hayride and the birth of the Blues the Evangeline, Chickory Coffee and Baton Rouge…” “I Am Louisiana”  Written by Paul Ott     We left the East Coast on the night of January 30th. A large winter storm was quickly making its way across the country and up the coast.  As we packed up, and hit the road, we were focused on staying ahead of the storm.  For the first couple of days, we drove as far as we could, pulling over only to rest for a couple of hours at a time. We…

  • Adventures & Travel,  Something to Bark About

    Happy New Year – 2021!

    2020 went out – on a pair of cross country skis. Just inside the Lolo National Forest, on a section of closed road, I put cross country skis on for the first time. It was so peaceful, you could hear the snow falling…that is, until I put the skis on and started skiing.  All I could hear at that point was my clumping in the snow.  It took me a little while to get the hang of “gliding”.  I’d like to say that I eventually figured it out – and maybe I did – but I still managed to fall face first into the snow just 50 yards from the end. …

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    Looking Back Through 2020

    I think everyone can agree that 2020 was not a typical year, and most are ready for it to end.  We have all had to make adjustments and learn to be more aware and cautious.  While some areas were harder hit than others, no area was left untouched by the virus.  Travelling full time in an RV was not without its risks, and I feel like it gave us a really good perspective on the effect this virus has had throughout the country.  As the year went on, it got increasingly harder to get out and do things (and my blogging slowed dramatically), but, despite all of the challenges that…

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    Fresh From Miller Farms – Clinton, Maryland

      I am not sure where this year has gone! 🤷‍♀️  It is already November.  Halloween came and went this year (as did the whole month of September and October) and I haven’t gotten a post up.  I have a few things to post about that I gathered over the course of those two months, I just have not had the opportunity to post them.  Now that I do, I thought I would start with Miller Farm, since it is a recent visit, and Fall is one of my favorite times of the year to visit a Farmer’s Market or Farm stand. Farmer markets are the best for getting fresh, local…

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    Paddling The Clark Fork River – Montana

    “Each mile on a river will take you farther from home  than a hundred miles on a road.” – Bob Marshall   As I made my way into Montana this past week, the Clark Fork River followed me, twisting and winding its way right alongside the interstate as I drove.  There is something about the water, whether it is the crashing waves of the ocean, the silence of a large lake, or the power of a mighty river, that I am drawn to.  As I watched the river follow me, I thought about how much fun it would be to just pull over, unload the kayak and just paddle my…

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    Nature Walks and Kayaking

    “There’s a great big hunk  of world out there with no fence around it”                                                                                                                -Lady and the Tramp   In this post, I am actually going to combine several outings.  They are just a couple of nature walks and a little kayaking, but even though they were smaller outings, they were fun adventures that I…

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    Historical Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Ask anyone today what they think of when they think about Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Most will probably say “Frontier Days”, or, “rodeos”. It is, after all, home to the Daddy of ’em All as far as rodeos go.  I have been to both, and it is, hands down, the best rodeo I have ever been to! Cheyenne, to this day, has the reputation of a wild west town.  While that is definitely a large part of the history of Cheyenne, there was also a time when Cheyenne was home to some really wealthy people and run by the rich.  Though short lived, a lot happened during this time, and many buildings were constructed. …