"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." Bilbo Baggins

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Holiday Traditions 2019

As I mentioned last year one of our family traditions is to attend a fine arts performance; go see a show, concert, or play. This year we really could not find a show that fit the bill, so instead we attended some of the local holiday seasonal festivities.  Lights, lights, and more lights with friends.

Wales: Our UK Adventure Part 2

As I mentioned in the previous post, one of our goals on this trip was to do a lot of walks (hiking), relax in some country pubs and restaurants, and enjoy the slower, tranquil pace of life in the country. The first place we picked to get started on our goals was Wales; Southern Wales to

The Desert in Bloom

It is Spring in the Sonoran Desert, and the plants are alive with color.  The rain we had this past winter has created an explosion of color.  So I thought we souled dedicate a blog to the simple enjoyment of the color and beauty of the desert.  Not many words to this story, just a

Hill Country: Texas Part 4

Our return trip home was all about wild flowers. We have heard all about the famous Texas Bluebonnets in the Hill Country of Texas.  So we made an easy detour to the Fredericksburg/Kerrville area off Interstate 10 and stayed a few days to see what we could see. We spent a few days in Fredericksburg as

Together for Christmas

Anytime your whole family can be together is a special time.  When it happens during the sentimentality of the Christmas season, it makes you even more aware of how thankful we are for those things that are most important in our lives.  This year we were especially spoiled as both of our boys and their

Sabino Canyon- A Tucson Gem

The Santa Catalina Mountains on the north edge of Tucson provide the beauty and depth of perspective that frames the city.  They are both rugged and serene, lush and barren, and host to 5 separate ecosystem.  They are also host to magnificent canyons.  The most spectacular and popular of these is Sabino Canyon.  A gem of