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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 Horchata (pronounced or-cha-ta), is typically a sweet, milky drink that was originally made from ground tiger nuts, and was very popular in Spain.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…

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    Kayaking On Lake Mead- Nevada

    A lot of people come to Las Vegas thinking the only place to dip their toes in the water, is poolside at their hotel.  Just roughly 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip though, is Lake Mead. Named after Dr. Elwood Mead – builder of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is America’s largest man-made reservoir.  You can access it both from the Arizona side and the Nevada side.  It has over 550 miles of shoreline, and a depth of over 500 feet at its deepest. The Lake Mead National Recreation Area is comprised of Lake Mead, Lake Mojave and the Colorado River.  Lake Mead is divided into several bodies of…

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    RV-ing In A Time Of Covid-19

    With the Coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc across the globe, it is raising a lot of questions and concerns for everyone.  For people who RV, it is no different. As of this week, there are about 30+ states that have issued orders to the entire state,  to “stay home”.  Most businesses are closed now, with the exception of those that we need to survive, schools are closed, jobs are closed.  Social distancing is now a household term – one that hopefully people are abiding by.  For most people, all of this means that they literally stay home – they are able to go out to the grocery store to get provisions, or…

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    Winter Garden Aglow In Boise, Idaho

      “Christmas is a togethery sort of holiday” – Winnie the Pooh   One of my favorite togethery things to do at Christmas, is to drive around and look at all of the Christmas lights.  This year, I got to experience the Winter Garden Aglow in downtown Boise!  What an incredible display of lights! Situated on over 50 acres in downtown Boise, the Winter Garden Aglow is on display at the Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG).   The IBG is actually located on what used to be the farm and nursery land for the Old Idaho State Penitentiary.  In 1973, the penitentiary closed, and this land was unoccupied for more than 10 years. …

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    Zoo Boise In Downtown Boise, Idaho

    I have to say, it has been a really busy month (add a week or two to that!).  I have not been getting posts up as often as I want to, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t get them up!  There will just be a few “adventure” posts that are a little behind!  Life happens (and entire wheel assemblies fall off of trucks going down an interstate apparently), but I will get back on track here! “Bear” with me 🙂 , as we start with a trip to the Boise Zoo!   The zoo has come a long way!  Gone are the days of walking through a zoo and seeing all of…

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    Happy Birthday Scout!

    “As soon as I saw you, I knew that an adventure was going to happen” – Winnie the Pooh     Today is July 23rd, and someone is turning 3! 🥳 I can’t believe it has already been 3 years since I watched the video of her being born! Follow along with Scout, from coast to coast, sunrise to sunset, as she takes you through her past year and turns 3 years old. July 2018  California July brought Scout to California.  July also brought some of the hottest temperatures that Scout had ever seen!   August 2018 California (Marysville, Roseville, Sacremento) Wildfires wreaked havoc on nearby towns in California.  The smoke…

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    Le Meridien – Tampa, Florida

      Airports, road trips, weddings, cruise ships, haunted cities and historic hotels,,,this has been a crazy (in a good way) week or two!  With so much going on, in such a quick amount of time, it has been difficult knowing where, or how, to even start this post.  I found myself completely fascinated with two stops on this trip, and I have decided to focus this post on one of those two places – Le Meridien, in Tampa, Florida.  Savannah, Georgia being the second place, and a future post. Tampa, Florida as we know it today, is a very popular, busy and growing city on the gulf coast of Florida. …