Adventures & Travel
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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…
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…
Merry Christmas 2022!
“It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.” Dr. Seuss Okay, maybe it did come with ribbons… Hoping everyone has a Christmas that “means a little bit more” this holiday season! Merry Christmas one and all!
Adventuring At Angel Lake
The Nevada desert offers little relief during the hot summer months. Travel just 15 miles outside of the town of Wells though, and you will find that much needed relief in the form of a nice cool mountain lake surrounded by beautiful scenery! Angel Lake, nestled in the East Humbolt Mountain Range, sits at an elevation of over 8300 feet. Surrounded by mountains and peaks, it sits in a valley carved out by glacial erosion. Three sides of this lake are nature made – while one side is man made to dam the glacier water that forms the lake. Angel lake covers an area of approximately 13 acres, and…
Visiting The Valley Of Fire In Nevada
“Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing” – Dr. Seuss “Amazing” is a great way to describe the Valley of Fire! You would never expect that just 50 miles northeast of the bright lights and crowds that make up the Las Vegas Strip, is an area so breathtaking and colorful, you forget you are even in the Mojave desert. Welcome to the Valley of Fire – a Nevada State Park of epic proportion! The Valley of Fire was formed about 150 million years ago, during the Jurassic Age, when the ocean floor began to rise, exposing the land to wind, creating a “shifting and…
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…
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…
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…
Merry Christmas 2021!
“The children (or puppies) were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar plums (or treatos) danced in their heads”. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!
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…