Space Camp – An Empty Nest Journey 3, 2, 1, mark. Pilot, you are a go to start auxiliary power units. Station you are a go to begin experiments. Gimbal check complete. ET arm is retracting. It will be fully retracted in 30 seconds. We are 2 minutes from lift off. All crew members are ready for lift off. That is what goes on in the control center at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama when you are performing a mock shuttle launch. Space Camp, I never knew it was a real thing when I watched the movie back in 1987.
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Catnip superabundance, AKA… overdose. That is what our cat did one lovely afternoon when I was out gardening. I had just returned from the store with a fresh batch of herbs for the garden. The cat enjoys “helping” me, really just laying in the dirt where I am digging hoping for some
Remember when mom would pull out the frying pan, a loaf of bread, and slices of American cheese for lunch. You knew that it would be a great lunch. She would butter one side of each slice of bread and then
It was a sad morning at Empty Nestopia today. The morning started as usual. The alarm goes off at the crack of dawn. I slap it. It shuts up for nine whole minutes before it starts squawking again. I, of course,
Did you know that Tampa, Florida has a boardwalk? I did not. What a pleasant and fun discovery that was. The River Boardwalk
Pyramid Restaurant – Lifestyle Cuisine Located in the heart of bustling downtown Dallas is classy, yet relaxed, a restaurant that prides itself on being Lifestyle Cuisine friendly – having a menu that is sensitive to guests with diet-dependent conditions and lifestyle choices. The Pyramid Restaurant in the Fairmont Hotel and Resort is all about the local garden to table dining.
Old World Meets Contemporary Flair What do you get when you mix generations of tested recipes from Banderas Bay with creative contemporary flair and technique? You get Tintoque. Celebrating Puerto Vallarta’s coastal bounty, Tintoque derives its name from a pre-Hispanic fishing town once located near Punta de Mita, just north of Puerto Vallarta.
Flyboarding in Puerto Vallarta Tick! That is the sound of checking an item of my bucket list. What was it? Flyboarding. It has been on my “gotta do it!” list for several years. Right next to swimming with manta rays (watch the video here) – which, by the way, felt like I was staring in my own National Geographic movie!
Would there be chickens? I put my coins in the meter and got on the bus, a Mexican bus. Thanks to Hollywood and an over active imagination, I had
Food Truck Love. Oh, my word! I could not believe my eyes. I found a little bit of home in this diverse Mexican city. A city with eclectic neighborhoods, rich with old world Mexican charm and modern flair, one that is home to
Puerto Vallarta As my last night in Puerto Vallarta comes to a close my mind I find myself thinking of things that I have seen, learned, and experienced.
***Gaby’s Restaurant was visited during a press trip sponsored by Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. The views and opinions are my own. *** Located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s Gringo Gulch is family owned Gaby’s Restaurant. Gaby’s has been delivering authentic Mexican flavors since 1989. The stuffed avocado was absolutely delicious for a light lunch! I would highly recommend it. Pair it with the shrimp cocktail, shown below. The comfortable and relaxed atmosphere makes Gaby’s a welcome spot to sit and People watch. After you have recharged with a cold refreshing cerveza check out the light house, located behind Gaby’s. You
It feels like so long ago that I received an email from Dreamjobbing telling of a new opportunity opening up. In reality, it has only been
There is just a couple of days until I leave for my travel writing assignment. I know we all get busy with life. So if you have not been following, I will be
Renaissance Festival – transport your self to another world and another time. Last year at the Texas Renaissance Festival we had such a good time! Of course, we had to visit the King’s Bar The parade is always fun to watch #renaissance #texas
There are so many caves to explore! Read about the ones that I have explored so far. What other caves would you recommend?