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Please excuse the mess

Please excuse the mess

I just changed WordPress themes, and the new one has featured pictures. Since I don’t have featured pictures for most posts, it’s inserting stock photos. I’m working on changing that. For now, enjoy a photo of Indian paintbrushes I took in De Leon Sunday.

Cowtown Challenge 2017

Cowtown Challenge 2017

This was my second year running the Cowtown Challenge at the Cowtown Marathon. I chose the shortest race each day – 5K on Saturday and Half Marathon on Sunday. Saturday morning was cold! Since this winter has been so warm, it was a change. The […]

Turner Falls

Turner Falls

On October 10, we went to Turner Falls, Oklahoma with some friends. We parked in the lot near the entrance and walked. Our first stop was the castle. The kids seemed to really enjoy climbing around in it. Some of the stairs were steep! We […]

North Carolina Vacation – Chimney Rock State Park

North Carolina Vacation – Chimney Rock State Park

I’m finally getting around to writing about our vacation we took in June. We decided to drive back to Asheville, NC, and do the things we didn’t get around to doing the last time we visited. At the top of that list was Chimney Rock […]

Vacation to North Carolina and Tennessee

Vacation to North Carolina and Tennessee

This year, we decided on a road trip vacation, since our flight home last year had been so much fun. The first morning, we left home about 5:30 AM, driving through north east Texas, Arkansas, and part of Tennessee. We stopped for the night in […]

Better Late Than Never

Better Late Than Never

Since it’s the end of the year, I’m finally getting around to writing about our August vacation. The first day, August 11, we flew into Sea-Tac, picked up our rental car and headed for Sequim, Washington. The only stop we really made was on Mt. […]

Mother’s Day on the Trinity Trails

Mother’s Day on the Trinity Trails

Bill asked me what I wanted to do today, and I decided to find the local waterfall since we have had rain recently. The waterfall is part of the Trinity Trails system and is located on Farmers Branch Creek just off of Pumphrey Drive in […]

Garden Day #1

Garden Day #1

We decided to throw caution to the wind and go ahead and plant our garden today. We planted tomatoes, rosemary, basil, onions, spinach, red lettuce, bell peppers, jalapenos, cucumbers, squash, carrots, garlic, and strawberries. We still had chives, sage, and a few strawberries left over […]

Texas Bucket List

Texas Bucket List

In the March issue, Texas Monthly published their list of 63 things all Texans should do before they die. I decided to see how many of them I have already done. #5 – See the world in San Antonio (Tower of the Americas). I have […]

Trip, Day 3: Ecola State Park

Trip, Day 3: Ecola State Park

On the last full day of our trip, we drove to the coast. It was pretty chilly when we first got to Ecola State Park; it was only in the high 50s, and we had worn shorts and t-shirts. At the parking area, there is […]