Volunteering:  21 Acres and Growing Veterans
Something New:  Snowshoeing
Something New:  Acrylic Painting
The Best Parts of My Trip

Halibut Fishing in Deep Creek, Alaska

Nanette and I

I’m a lucky girl. My parents live in Ninilchik, Alaska which resides on the famous Kenai Peninsula. Being a major sports fishing area, I get to go fishing every time I visit. And, even during the years I can’t visit Continue reading

Volunteering: 21 Acres and Growing Veterans

Produce

On September 11th – National Day of Service and Remembrance my employer, Outerwall (the company behind Coinstar and Redbox), joined forces with 21 Acres and Growing Veterans. We spent the day working along veterans and the staff of 21 acres Continue reading

Hyde Park in Sydney

Main Fountain and St Mary's Cathedral

Very near where I stayed in Sydney was Hyde Park.  I enjoyed roaming around the elaborate statues and old stately buildings.  Here are some of my favorites from my afternoon at Hyde Park. Main Fountain and St. Mary’s Cathedral St. Continue reading

Three Creeks Goldmine

Me Gold Panning

One of the adventures included in my trip to Australia was crystal hunting and gold panning at Three Creeks Goldmine.  This goldmine was run my a retired couple, Paul and Joy, and their granddaughter, Taylor, was also there for the Continue reading

Something New: Building a Wall

Disclaimer:  This post has nothing to do with Travel or Photography, but it has everything to do with ADVENTURE.  To me “adventure” is a very personal description.  Anything that challenges is an adventure.  I often find adventure in every day Continue reading

Something New: Acrylic Painting

Finished Product

I’m not a painter.  I think I’ve proved that a couple times, first when I tried encaustic painting and then when I tried aboriginal painting.  But, I’m not giving up.  I’ve seen plenty of Groupons and Living Social deals for Continue reading

Something New: Snowshoeing

Snowshoe Selfie

I’m extremely focused on trying new things this year, so I think it’s about time I start sharing some of the things I’ve already tried.  None of the “new adventures” are likely to top Skydiving in January, but they are Continue reading

I’m Home Party

My Pavlova

I had a few friends over to celebrate me being back home.  I put together a slide show of photos that ran on the TV while I shared stories of my travels.  The highlight of the party was sharing some Continue reading

Favorite Australia Sunrises and Sunsets

Yamba Sunrise

I’ve already published my favorite sunrises and sunsets from Belize and New Zealand.  These are my favorites from Australia.  As far as sunrises/sunsets go and my trip, Australia got ripped off.  I missed a couple golden opportunities to get some Continue reading