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Goliad Texas: history, shopping and beer

While we are in Victoria Texas for January, we took a Saturday and went full-on tourist, to a place we had read about last winter but didn’t have the time to visit. Goliad, Texas is the home of the not-as-famous Texas battle for Independence . The original cry of Texicans fighting for independence was “Remember […]

Even in the fall the small waterfalls run.

October Journal: Zion National Park

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Abandoned buildings

Why are we always fascinated with old dilapidated buildings, run-down, abandoned and left to rot and fall. Perhaps it is a curiosity about what causes a person to leave a structure they worked so hard to create? After all, most old, abandoned buildings were hand built, using whatever materials might be available where the builder […]

When is a cafe better than a Storybook?

It truly was a delight to have lunch at a charming little cafe in Glen Rose Texas, called the Storiebook Cafe. It is housed in an old gas station and converted garage. The cafe is a mixture of eclectic tables, chairs and knickknacks, but the real treasures are the bookshelves that line the walls. Every […]

The office of the former owner of the plant. Messy.

Dublin Dr Pepper


Where’s Chip? A Visit to Magnolia Market

Well, all you HGTV lovers, feast your eyes on where we spent  Black Friday – at the “Fixer Uppers” newly opened Magnolia Market in downtown Waco, Texas. If you follow the show, you know the stars – Chip and Joanna Gaines – decided a while back to purchase a mostly abandoned block downtown, which had silos […]

King of the hill

Jeepin’ in Moab


Mesa Falls Idaho

As the campers steadily rolled into the Campground on Thursday and Friday, we decided to take the advice of some other ‘full-timers’ and find something else to do.  People who camp for the weekend behave quite differently than those of us who are living full-time in an RV.  This is where we live, not necessarily […]

Another shot of Old Faithful!

Yellowstone National Park

It is one of those places one assumes you will travel to at some point in your life. The nation’s first Park dedicated to allowing the entire nation to enjoy nature and natural animal habitat. Even though all national parks are celebrating their Centennial year, Yellowstone has actually existed much longer. It was dedicated in […]