How to convert your earrings, if you have sensitive ears

twisted earrings with niobium hooks for sensitive ears

A few years ago I developed a metal allergy.  My ears would get red, swollen, and itchy whenever I wore earrings.  Many times people with sensitive ears can still wear gold earrings.  But unfortunately, even my gold earrings caused irritation.  I tried several things including painting the earring hook with clear nail polish and covering the hook with coconut oil. … Continue reading

Hello Again!

Harissa seasoning

Oh, wonderful blog, how I have missed you!  We have had so many wonderful adventures together, haven’t we!  And I have been terribly neglectful.  But that is all about to change.  I have dusted off my typing fingers and I am ready to create, photograph, read, exercise, and even cook! Then write about those adventures.  But, before I go any … Continue reading

Arches National Park in Utah

Arches National Park Delicate Arch

Arches National Park in Utah Arches National Park is located just north of Moab, Utah, near the states eastern border. As you drive or hike through the park you notice dramatic changes in the landscape.  The large towering formations and arches are  mostly made from red sandstone. There are over 2000 documented arches in the park.  Forty-three arches have collapsed … Continue reading

S’more Fun with Family

Family s'more time

Family Reunions Our long U.S. road trip includes as many stops to visit family as possible.  Our stop in Utah gives us a chance to catch up with aunts, uncles, cousins, and second cousins.  Let the fun begin! Spencer, Lorie, Tom, and Luie are getting the s’more party started!   Parker, Luie, Spencer, and Tommy enjoying the fire as much … Continue reading

Tip O’Texas Resort. Retiring with fun, friends, and a warm Texas climate!

TOT garden

Tip O’Texas, a Wilder Park written by Nancy I have been seeing lots of articles about people retiring in South or Central America, where their retirement money will go much farther.  This makes a lot of sense.  But I did not realize that there are opportunities right here in the gool ol’ USA where you can retire and live the … Continue reading

Difficult to say “Adios”

sand 4onatrip with shadow 2

Difficult to say Adios Everything comes to an end, and unfortunately it is now time for this trip to come to an end.  But an end is just the beginning to something new.  That is what makes life an adventure. We made so many wonderful memories during our European adventures.  Canal tour through Amsterdam Visiting the Ann Frank house Tasting … Continue reading

Spain’s Olive Country

Ripe olives in Spain

Spain’s Olive Country Being a family who loves Spanish olives and extra virgin olive oil, we were in heaven while living in Spain’s olive country.  The olives and oil are absolutely delicious, not to mention healthy, and very reasonably priced.  We were happy to indulge to our hearts content. Driving through olive country is beautiful.  Rolling hills covered in olive … Continue reading

Megalithic Structures Antequera Spain

Dolman de Menga

Antequera, Spain Written by Dave:  Our time was coming to an end in Spain, but there was still one town nearby that we had intended to visit.  We hadn’t made it to Stonehenge, but I had read about the megalithic structures in Antequera, and they were said to be the largest ones of their kind in Europe. Antequera is considered … Continue reading