Following the fantastic time at the Tree Lot (see “A Tale Of Trees“), it quickly dawned on me that we were nearing the time to begin our return journey. Although we still had a few months ahead of us and countless experiences yet to come, I was still filled with a sense of impending finality … Continue reading The Return (Part 1)
I can remember Christmas Tree shopping as a kid when my father would drag us to at least six lots before finally settling on the perfect tree. I remember the feeling of excitement as we drove from the lot across from Quick Check to another lot in Westfield, then maybe over to Bowcraft (was there … Continue reading A Tale Of Trees
I write this post for three reasons.....to admit guilt, to redeem myself and to spread awareness. As a family of four, traveling (living) on only one income is very challenging at times, most times. Brian averages 32 hours per week working remotely. We always seem to make ends meet as we are simple people and … Continue reading Sugar Beet Harvesting in Montana
When we first drove into the Rocky Mountains in Colorado I was so amazed by how awesome they were. I felt like I had just walked into Narnia. There were so many mountains, and rivers in the distance. This was my first time going to the Rockies and it is definitely not going to be … Continue reading Elk and Moose and More Elk, Oh My!
Believe it or not, Las Vegas can be both family friendly and affordable and with some diligence and planning we were able to spend four nights and five days taking in a little of the fun and craziness the city of sin had to offer. The total expenses for this family of four? $271....and … Continue reading Vegas, Rated G
We were hiking down one of the Grand Canyon trails that leads down to the Colorado River. The trail winds it’s way down the cliff side through a series of switch-backs. Although not a particularly difficult or strenuous hike, it is quite steep at times and there is a real danger of getting yourself … Continue reading Final Thoughts On The Grand Canyon: A Comedic Interlude 2
As our drive out of Austin took us south into some vast open land, my soul felt as if it was headed north into some boundless open air. This is not to say that I didn't enjoy our time spent in Austin. I most certainly did. I love city living. I love city working. I … Continue reading BIG and Beautiful BIG Bend