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Super Saturday

The rowing team is out this morning! It’s a great cloudy morning in Tuscaloosa! People are out in their spring flip flops because the groundhog is a loser and winter has left the building. It’s 80 today. In February. No wonder we are all sick with flu or allergies. I needed a few more packages …

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Tuscaloosa River Market day!

I love that the Tuscaloosa River Market is open year-round. Alabama has a fantastic growing season and there is always fresh produce available. And while I do love fresh produce in season, the main reason I am thankful for year-round market is because of this. Meat and eggs. I get most of my meat from …

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Deck the RV halls

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, I had 5 Christmas trees, various mantles, hallways, arches, tables, porches, cabinets, and a cat bathroom decked out in as much greenery as I could stand. When I packed everything up last year, I was 99% sure we would not have our house construction complete …

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A Family for Thanksgiving

Every family is different and I wouldn’t trade mine for anything. We do not eat our traditional meal until Saturday due Friday shopping. And families understand when football takes on a life of its own. One of the family traditions is playing cards. 6 people team up to trounce each other in various games like …

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All Fired Up Tuscaloosa

It’s time for another year of making ornaments at All Fired Up pottery in Tuscaloosa. This tradition dates back to our first Christmas after we got married. We had no money to buy the fancy Hallmark ornaments. We painted cheap wooden ones. Times are different and we look forward to painting these. People think I …

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Goodbye, Hilton Head Island

  One more sunrise on the beach. We packed up everything and started the drive back to Tuscaloosa. This vacation was exactly what we needed. 2 years ago, we were dealing with personal loss and he was about to have major shoulder surgery that would leave him out of work for 12 weeks. This year, …

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Sunrise Hilton Head Island, SC

We are those strange people who can’t sleep in while on vacation at the beach. Give me a hot cup of coffee, sandy chair, big sweatshirt, and my camera and I’m a happy beach-watcher. This morning, the actual sunrise was behind a bank of clouds. That made for a great picture and I couldn’t complain. …

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Hilton Head Island, SC

We are back for another fall vacation! We came to HHI in 2014 and loved it so much, we decided to come back this year. I am racing in Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah on Saturday (I’m going to actually start and finish this time!) and HHI is GORGEOUS this time of year. We are mountain …

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Trucks by the Tracks

One of the things I’m ecstatic about seeing around town is the increase in food trucks! I have seen them at farmer’s markets in Birmingham and they are a mainstay in markets out west. I thought it would take a few more years to see Tuscaloosa and Northport allow food trucks to operate, but they …

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Mt. Evans Colorado

It took 3 years of trying, but I finally climbed my first 14er. On our last week in Colorado, we attempted to summit this one with the shortest, but steepest route. And many times, I thought I couldn’t do it, but Stephen kept telling me I could. And I did! The climb back dow, was …

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Grinnell Glacier and Lake

This morning, we got a late start but decided to do a big hike up to Grinnell Glacier and back down and out to Grinnell Lake. Round trip was about 10 miles and it was OUTSTANDING!! It was another day of blue and green crystal lakes. Some of these look like they were taken in …

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East Glacier National Park

The drive from Whitefish to the East side of GNP takes about 2 hours to arrive at the gate. The drive is long, but it is definitely worth it. I can’t get over how the colors of these waters. Our first stop in the park was Two Medicine lake and we also viewed the Two …

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Whitefish Montana

If you need me, I’ll be right here for awhile. This is the gorgeous Flathead Lake between Kalispell and Whitefish Montana. The water in this lake is tropical blue and mesmerizing. We stopped for lunch at Bonelli’s Bistro in Kalispell. It was an open bistro that had plenty of gluten-free options. This was a Greek …

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Whitefish Montana

If you need me, I’ll be right here for awhile. This is the gorgeous Flathead Lake between Kalispell and Whitefish Montana. The water in this lake is tropical blue and mesmerizing. We stopped for lunch at Bonelli’s Bistro in Kalispell. It was an open bistro that had plenty of gluten-free options. This was a Greek …

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The road to the West

It’s that time of year. This is what I think and dream about beginning in February after football is over and the long stressful spring semester at school beckons. Go West. This year, we are NOT camping. Living in an RV seems to make us crave the space of hotel rooms and condos. We are …

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Snow’s Bend Farm

This year we joined one of our local farms for a CSA box each week. Community-Supported Agriculture is a partnership between farms and buyers and it’s a fantastic way to “know thy farmer”. I know where my food is grown and how it’s grown. I do not have to find a sticker to find the …

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