HE SAID A LOT, BUT WE CAN'T REPEAT IT ALL! Most people imagine Florida as a beach paradise with palm trees, waves crashing, surf boards and perfectly tanned bodies.   That may be so along certain areas of the coast, but the majority of the inland areas, especially north Florida is rich in farm land, public forests and … Continue reading 4 THINGS TO LEARN FROM A COWBOY

Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Outdoorsy Mom

MOTHER'S DAY IDEAS If you have a Mom that loves the outdoors, but not sure what to get her than you are in luck!  Great advise from RegisterCouple. In case my kids are reading this, one of you already bought me a hammock. Much love to all Mothers!  Ours, our grandsons Mom and to all … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Outdoorsy Mom

I almost got divorced on Mt. Makiling.

Getting out there together is what enjoying life’s simple things is all about. Couples can give each other the gift of having amazing adventures that create memories that don’t lose value over time like most gifts.
The adventures can be frustrating, trying and tough. These adventures also bring couples closer.
Enjoy this story and remember to get each other out there and have fun!

the clueless wanderer blog

My husband and I spent some time in the Philippines back in January. Away from the erratic East Coast weather, away from the busy hum of our daily work lives, and away from our beloved dogs (wahhhh!!!!). Now if you’re thinking “Ooooh, Philippines! How exotic!” stop your train of thought by putting a brick wall smack in the middle of them tracks. You’re not going to find reviews of amazing beaches here. You’re not going to read about how we swam with whale sharks (due to storms in the area, it wasn’t recommended, just our luck during the dry season). Also, forget about discovering Tarsier monkeys and their mesmerizing eyes.

philippines Hey there, handsome!

This vacation was part family reunion, part memorial, and part business. Our five separate families descended upon the family property located in Los Banos, Laguna and our lazy days were comprised of laughter, catching up, lots of…

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Just My Dog and Me

Man’s Best Friend! The best tear jerker I have read in a long time!

Backcountry Horseman

DSCN0276It has been almost 7 months since my best friend died in my arms.  During that time, I’ve been walking the line between the need to write this piece so I don’t forget her, an intense fear that I will begin to forget her and a desire not to cry, again, which I know will happen as I write this.  In the end, my desire to honor and preserve her memory in words won.  I only hope it does her justice.

Everyone has one. Or, at least, I hope everyone has one.  That dog that meant everything to you.  That dog that was your sidekick, your shadow, your counterpart, your best friend.

Scout was mine.

CIMG0352-1 Scout @ 5 weeks

On a random Wednesday night in 2004 I found myself on the way to a horse sale in Cleburne, TX with a dear friend of mine, Deana. Deana ran a refuge…

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There is SO Much to Explore!

What's in your area that you have not discovered yet? Check out this post from a fellow blogger that definitely captured our feelings about getting outside! This past weekend was a busy one of hikes, sights, and adventures.  The best kind of weekend, right?! I am constantly in awe of all the beauty and fun this … Continue reading There is SO Much to Explore!


NATURE'S SIMPLE THINGS OFTEN GO UNNOTICED How observant are you when you venture outside?  Do you notice the simple things?  We didn't always notice or appreciate them.  There are still times when we are hiking that we are trying to get to a certain point at a certain time and we hike straight ahead and hardly … Continue reading SIMPLE THINGS


CAN A TRAIL OR NATURAL AREA HAVE TOO MANY SIGNS? Do you find signs along a nature trail, to be as intended, informational and educational or do you find them distracting?  Do too many signs take away from the natural setting? How many signs are enough?  How many are just too much? I recently hiked a nature … Continue reading TOO MANY SIGNS?