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Monday, December 14, 2015

Try 3 new spices

While these seasonings might not be new to you, they are to me!!!  It has been a long time (since growing up in Las Vegas) that I have lived in a community with a large group of Hispanic people.  I love living in culturally diverse places!

Monday, November 02, 2015

Go to a haunted house

It had been over 8 years since I had gone to a real haunted house.  

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Find a farmers market

Good quality produce for really nice prices!  And they even have a big green house with flowers and potted plants in addition to a petting zoo and hay rides during the halloween season.  Good place!  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hang out with Avery!

Frisbee golf in Montana

Got his license and more frisbee golf at my home course in BG, Ohio.

Riding roller coasters!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Ride Roller Coasters at Great America

A cool fall day that was perfect for roller coasters.  It was packed at the park and we didnt get to ride nearly as many rides as I would have liked!
It was good to hang with Avery.  The most memorable thing about this day was that it was when Avery first found out that he is going to be a father!  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Play frisbee golf in Indiana

This course is small, but well laid out course by the Calumet River.  We lost three frisbees in the river on this day, but the sun was shining, the dogs were romping, we were smiling, and life was good.  We've also played the course on the Purdue Calumet University campus.

Bake a rhubarb pie from scratch

Thanks to a friend in Bethel who was generous with her rhubarb that was growing wild in her backyard, I was able to complete this goal.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Read the paper

I thought reading the paper would give me some insight into becoming a part of a new community so I subscribed to the sunday paper when I moved here.  Every other week I had delivery issues and when I did get it, it was filled with crap.  We get a free weekly mailing with community events in it and my facebook is constantly filled with community stuff.  The paper became a hassle and waste of money so I dropped the subscription after a month.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Make soap with Erin

Making soap is a process.  And apparently a bit dangerous too!  Good thing I had my friend Erin to show me the ropes.

We collected plants and lichen from the tundra to add exfoliating qualities to our soap.  

Now that I'm using the soap, I'm really glad we put the scratchy stuff in there!  It's the best part!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Visit the Indiana Sand Dunes

Well, mostly I visited the beaches at the sand dunes and not so much the dunes themselves, but it was still a good time!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Day Hike

We started in the morning on this hike up Harney Peak, the tallest peak east of the Rocky Mountains. The hike was 7 miles to a elevation of 7,242ft.  We ended with a refreshing dip in the lake at the bottom where we started.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Fourth of July with Kassia

Fourth of july has been spent with Kassia for so many years now I cant even remember.  It's always a good time!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Visit Crater Lake

Again...no words.

Sleep under the redwoods

No words can describe it, so I'll just leave you with these pictures.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Drive the coast highway

From Seattle to Northern California, but the pictures are in the reverse order!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bikini wax

Obviously pictures to go with this post have to be chosen carefully.  I spent the day having a girls day out with these lovely ladies and we all endured the pain of preparing for beach season!
Afterward I had a big margarita to dull the pain!