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Friday, June 12, 2015      3 comments

The 4 hour trip from North Bend to Dallas was rather uneventful -- to most outsiders I suppose. We got to see many scenice views as we traveled up the coastal highway and we used the time to play more car games with the oldies but goodies and t... Read more
Visiting with MOM
Thursday, June 11, 2015      4 comments

Just a bit north of Coos Bay is a small but spectacular place called MOM's Kitchen (1603 Sherman Ave, North Bend, OR). I'd highly recommend it to everyone. Service with a smile and everyone treats you like family =) Parking is limited --... Read more
Rest and relaxation...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015      3 comments

Well, its been a long day of walking and weather, and wondering beaches, and after a late night last night we decide to head back to the motel in Coos Bay, grab a bite to eat and call it a night. The one nice thing about the waterfront of C... Read more
Tuesday, June 09, 2015      5 comments

Once the animals were well fed and loved by us, we decided to load up and hit the beaches. I have to admit that this time around it was not my typical beach visit. We learned quite a bit and had a few chuckles too! The Coquille River Light... Read more
Lion, tigers and bears...oh my!
Monday, June 08, 2015      4 comments

The visit to Old Town was a way for BFF and her children to share their memories with me. I believe it brought us closer together as family (although not by blood -- do we care? no). I was so moved by all the love and sharing that we enjoyed t... Read more
Souvenirs and Treasures
Sunday, June 07, 2015      6 comments

I suppose I should give you a little history as to why we would spend so much time walking around Old Town Bandon and visiting all the shops. We were on a scavenger hunt -- of sorts. I am a creature of habit and generally rise to a warm cu... Read more
Sweets and treats
Saturday, June 06, 2015      5 comments

After our yummy breakfast we continued to walk around and browse the shops and sights. My BFF and her children try to come here annually and wanted to show me their favorite spots. We walked back down to the waterfront area and stopped i... Read more
Old Town Bandon
Friday, June 05, 2015      6 comments

Saturday, May 23rd. Internal alarm still works (3:30) but rolled over to get more sleep. I was up bright and early anyway (5:00) to get ready for my day. BFF and the kids started to shuffle around about 6. We were out the door and off for ad... Read more
Memorial Day weekend 2015: A weekend of firsts.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      6 comments

This was the first vacation I've ever initiated for myself. This was the first vacation I every took with a girlfriend. This was the first time I took time away from DH for a roadtrip/vacation -- I did go to my dad's funeral by myself over 10... Read more
family pictures
Sunday, May 24, 2015      4 comments

Many of you requested/suggested that I share pictures of the wedding, the GRAND ADVENTURE and life in general shots. I have to admit however, that unless someone else is around to take a picture while we are in action, we seldom if ever DO pict... Read more
Myth busting - pt 2
Saturday, May 23, 2015      5 comments

I suppose much of my "stinkin' thinkin'" comes from being homeless and without when I was younger, but its stupid to hold onto fears of the past. Today I will share my take on money myths. Myth: Bonuses, gift cards and money given on bir... Read more
Myth busting - pt 1
Friday, May 22, 2015      9 comments

This year I’m doing more for me.... everyone is so surprised because I never do anything for myself -- I’m usually afraid to because it’s been my experience that when I do I end up feeling guilty for doing so because the time or money could hav... Read more
Who knew?
Sunday, May 03, 2015      11 comments

Who knew?... Roo knew! I have loved POOH stories most of my life. The thing I like most about them is the innocence of the characters. The wisdom they share is priceless. Take this little diddy, for example: "I think not today, dear.... Read more
Mud pies and other thoughtful gifts....
Thursday, March 12, 2015      4 comments

Have you ever experienced the mud pie? The one the darling child makes for you in the sand box,or mud puddle, with all the love and care that you would invest in your cakes from the kitchen. The child gives it to you. You aren't going to eat ... Read more
Trash or Treasure!?!?!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      5 comments

My day started off wonderfully today although DH saw it as TRASH and I saw it as TREASURE!!!! We live right around the corner from a Safeway that has a habit of discounting end date items for 50%. We usually take advantage of the discount to sav... Read more

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