Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

We do so much together and I love seeing new and beautiful things with my hubby but sometimes it’s nice to venture out with the girls solo and I do that quite often. This time it was hubbies turn. They rode off on their bikes and spent the week on the road. The trip itself…

Sea World

People don’t realize when you travel for work you don’t get to see much. Most of my time is spent inside a convention center. I’ve visited some nice ones though. LOL Last month I was in Orlando and my hotel was right across from Sea World. This was actually a bucket list item for me…

Keeping It In Manuel Mode

Sitting on a plane after a one hour delay due to maintenance, the air conditioner seems to be stuck on heat, flight attendants trying to confirm number of passengers, communicating with the check in attendant, and specifically calling out my seat number, doesn’t exactly give me a warm fuzzy feeling! Have I mentioned the crying…

OBX Bound

I am partial to our coastline. You will often hear me say, “We have the best beaches”. I will sneak off as often as I can, just to take a leisurely stroll, pick up a few shells and take in a deep breath of salty air. The best part about the beach is the feeling…

Dandelions

Every family has their own traditions, ours happens to be, the tree goes up right after Thanksgiving, and down with the New Year. I have to admit, I’ve missed the wooden deer in my front yard, especially since we shine a spotlight on them. I think I miss the light most, but, if you’ve noticed,…

Small Town, USA

November is typically time for me to take a breather, no work travel until next year! Whoop! Whoop! But, you can’t really keep me down, I’m going to find something to do. I love exploring, even if it’s in my own backyard. On our recent trip to Sylvan Heights Bird Park I picked up a…

The Mountains Are Calling

Sign up here for weekly blog post updates; unsubscribe anytime. One of these years I am going to time going to the mountains in October just right. I was so excited to head up and see all the beautiful colors of the changing of the leaves. Our last trip, we went too late and it…

Finding Beauty Wherever You Go

There is really not much to see on the short walk from my hotel to the convention center in downtown Indianapolis, but, if you look real hard, no matter where you are, there is always something beautiful to see. A great example is the underpass on the way to the convention center. At first glance,…

Thoughts For Today

If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.” —Wanda Sykes “There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” —Nelson Mandela…

Sylvan Heights Bird Park

This day trip destination has been on my bucket list for a while, a great opportunity to get on the trike and ride! Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, North Carolina is a great day trip destination sitting on 18 acres, surrounded by tranquil gardens and bordered by natural wetlands. A chance to get…