Texas: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Finally catching up a bit after having been on vacation. We spent a couple days in Canyon, Texas before heading to Albuquerque for the balloon fiesta. One of the things I was really looking forward to doing was hiking the Lighthouse Trail at Palo Duro Canyon State Park because despite having gone to college near

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Paperback Perils: A Conjuring of Light

Title: A Conjuring of Light Author: V.E. Schwab Publication Date: 2017 Publishing House: Tor A Conjuring of Light is the third and final book in Schwab’s Shades of Magic trilogy. A Darker Shade of Magic, book one, starts off fast and plunges you into a world of parallel Londons. Introducing characters that the readers loves and craves

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Foodie Friday: Lavender Hot Chocolate

I have been out of town recently on some pretty awesome adventures that I can’t wait to share with all of you. So I haven’t had time to cook up a new recipe this week. Instead I’m going to share something to warm you right up on a cool fall day: Lavender Hot Chocolate. This

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Kansas: Final Thoughts

I absolutely loved visiting Kansas with Keltin.  We got to explore some really neat places within a couple hours drive and I got the chance to explore the town of Johnson itself more than I had in past trips. Besides the Stanton County Museum, one of my favorite places was The Old Store. This store used

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Paperback Perils: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Title: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Publication Date: 2012 Publishing House: Simon & Schuster This book made me tear up a bit but they were happy tears. The best way I can describe this book is simply  beautiful. Aristotle and Dante is a book about change and

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Colorado: Two Buttes

A morning trip out to Two Buttes is the last side trip that we took from Kansas. Two Buttes is weird because if you Google it you will get the name of a small town but there is also a small mountain in the area that sits on the open plain with only flat land

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Paperback Perils: Current Reading

I’m traveling this week and a bit behind on my reading but I wanted to share what I am reading because the book is brilliant and beautiful. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe By: Benjamin Alire Saenz Loving this book. It is full of complex ideas written simply. I didn’t know what

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Foodie Friday: Homemade Vegetable Broth

Its fall and fall weather leading to winter calls for warm soups and stews that heat you down to your toes. Many of those recipes call for broth to give flavor, so why not make your own? This recipe is great because it is made from vegetable scraps. Directions: As you cook and peel vegetables

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Road Tripping Fly Over States

On our recent trip to Kansas and on our various little day trips we did a lot of driving. More driving than I would have been comfortable with at one time. That has slowly  changed over time but I’m still not the biggest fan. One of the things that makes long drives enjoyable is the

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