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Follow along as we plan our next trip. Have a great destination for that area? Drop us a line. We are always looking for where the locals go!

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…

Texas Chili

My recent trip to Dallas was a short turn around. Doesn’t leave much time for exploring but you know I found some time to find a few ‘beautiful things’. For example, the Blue Buffalo mascot came for a visit. You just never know who you are going to meet along the way. We ate lunch…

Hometown Blessings

Daylight savings time ended last month (11/4) so this time of year people tend to stay inside, I say get out! I am fortunate to live in an area where I can get out and walk downtown where it is well lit and patrolled regularly. The cold winter sky is so beautiful and bright and…

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…

Denver

Traveling for work doesn’t usually leave much time for sight seeing. Wherever I am, I do try to make the most of it. This past year I have made it a point to get out and see something. Downtown Anywhere, USA never disappoints. I don’t like to wander around past the normal dinner hour, but…

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…

My Pretired Life October Sneak Peak

Happy Monday! After my quick trip to Colorado last week, I had a hard time waking up this morning. Scrambling to get ready and grabbing a quick coffee on my way out the door, I literally stopped short in my driveway and took a deep breath; I swear I can smell fall coming and I…

Mt. Airy, NC

If you have a chance to see something, go see it. You may never get that chance again. On the way back from our recent trip and four hours from home, we took a detour to Mayberry. Now I can check that one off my bucket list. A cute little town and a chance to…