Colorado Vacation

So much to say about this trip, but I wanted to start off with a video snippets

Here’s one with my co-pilot:

I know understand the love for the Papillion breed.


I’ll come back and add more to this post as time permits. I had to hit the ground running after taking 10 days off the grid.


I am a broken soul…

Less than one week

Time has flown by since my trip to San Diego. I survived the manic panic trip home (my trips are never uneventful).

Now we are rapidly approaching what was supposed to be a simple family & friends wedding ceremony for my daughter that has turned into the stereotypical three ring circus. Couple it with no budget (no funds) to pull this off with I have come to the conclusion I will be working until I’m 70.




At least the daisies are trying to make a comeback this year. I think I may be dealing with a kudzu like vine trying to intertwine with them. Such a methaphor…










I’m trying to grow lavender again. Previous in ground attempts failed. The smell is so calming.


Not complaining

It is very special to be flown out to San Diego once a year for the Miva Conference. Miva has done this for the past seven years. The first few years, I would be sent an itinerary based on when I’d like to arrive and leave. This year I was given a few great options for flights. I like to arrive in San Diego around 2-ish (it ties into the car rental return and hotel check-in time). Then I like to fly back departing around the same time: 2-ish. This gives me time to stop at In & Out Burger to pick up 4 burgers to bring back to my husband in Alabama. It’s become an annual tradition when I go out there.

For this year’s flights, I’ll be going Southwest. They are always fun to fly. I leave before the sun comes up on Tuesday (I think we may have to leave the house around 3:30am) but I have a 4-hour layover in Houston heading to San Diego. But I have only 55 minutes to get from one plane to the next when returning from San Diego. I’ll definitely make sure I wear comfortable shoes coming back.

Although I only fly one a year now, I went ahead and paid for the TSA PreCheck РI seem to worry less about getting the burgers through security when I have PreCheck on my boarding pass. I have been randomly selected for it on a few flights and truly appreciate having it when lugging a laptop and camera with me.

Now to figure out what to do at Houston’s Hobby Airport for 4 hours.

It’s been a while

It more like, it’s been too long. I haven’t posted in ages. I have a couple of attempts still in draft mode that never made it to press. I seem to do all of my posting on my personal Facebook page. I do have a business page too, but it’s gets almost as must attention as my blogs do.

So another year has almost gone by, and yes it’s been eventful. Now it’s almost time for my annual trek to San Diego.