Therapy Dog

Scruffy has never met a stranger. He has become an important part of our family. He has a gift, he adopts people wherever he goes. He has never met a stranger. He has become the official mascot of the Roanoke chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club. Scruffy logged about 400 miles at the national…

New/Old Hobby

I am suffering from CGAS!!! Can’t Go Anywhere Syndrome!!!! Although we have taken the RV out a few times this year, we have had to be extra careful in order to maintain our shelter in place and social distancing. We took the RV up to West Jefferson, NC. In order to ride ‘The Snake’ on…

Living My Best Life

First trip out post COVID-19 after no real trips since last fall. Life sometimes gets in the way, we knew we were putting things on hold while we prepped our house to sell. That project took longer than expected, but we did meet our goal and list in the first quarter of 2020. We really…

Pre Mardi Gras

I felt like I was on system overload this past week. There are so, so, many flashy, shiny things in New Orleans, the party never seems to end. I truly enjoyed staying here albeit just a short stint. Such a colorful town inside and out, the people in their costumes sing, dance, and play the…

Ringing In A New Year

This is the time of year when I start reflecting, sort of a year in review. 2019 marks year two, time lived ‘after’ the death of our son. I am healing, the bad days are becoming farther apart, and happier memories are beginning to creep into my thoughts more and more. ‘Finding Beauty Wherever I…

Festival Season

October is rapidly coming to an end. At the beginning of the month I had all these ideas for things to do but between laying tile, a trip to West Virginia for a family memorial service, and a work trip, I feel like I haven’t had a chance to do anything for fun. I haven’t…

Oconaluftee Island Park

Day three of our Cherokee trip we stayed in town exploring the shops and museums. Hard to shop with Scruffy in tow but I am not one to buy all the touristy trinkets. I like to collect the pennies you can engrave, patches for our vests, Harley Davidson poker chips and of course postcards. The…

Tail Of The Dragon

Day two of our trip we were up before the sun to the cool mountain air. We had to put on sweatpants and long sleeves, but we got a lovely morning walk in before heading out for our first trike ride. We weren’t really sure how Scruffy was going to do, so we headed down…

New Favorite Campground

Back to work after an absolutely fabulous week spent in the western part of our great state of North Carolina. The worst part of vacation is the last day, packing up our campsite had me feeling like I wanted to stay there forever. I was very sad to have this trip come to an end….