Weekly Wanderings #48 – Elephant Butte

After (mostly) ten days of laziness in Key West and then seven days driving (eight days total as we spent an extra day in San Antonio) we had a nice week in Elephant Butte in New Mexico. On Saturday, we re-scouted Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge for sunrise, sunset and full moon photos. Last time we were here was in February and the water levels in different spots were different, … [Read more...]

December $200 Nordstrom Instagram Giveaway

Holiday madness is on!  If you are scrambling for gift ideas or thinking about post-holiday shopping, then a $200 Nordstrom Gift Card could be right up your alley. I've joined a few other bloggers to do just that. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends January 3rd and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email by the giveaway organizer: Oh My Gosh Beck! a … [Read more...]

Things To Do in San Francisco in the Winter

San Francisco is extremely lucky to have very temperate weather. That affords a certain freedom when it comes to being outside all year round. Most of the things to do in San Francisco in the winter can be done any time of the year, but winter does offer some unique opportunities! San Francisco Bay Cruises I think one of the most important things to mention is that there just aren't as … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #47 – On The Road

We traveled on I-10 West for daaaayyyyyssss.......  We hit it last Friday when we drove through Tampa. We stayed in North Tampa that evening. Then Tallahassee on Saturday.  Given that Key West is the southernmost spot in the U.S., it took us four days to get out of Florida! We hit rain in Tampa and Tallahassee and Sunday we stayed in Mobile where there were major thunderstorms.  Didn't prevent … [Read more...]

San Francisco for the Holidays

San Francisco for the holidays doesn't get any better! So if you are in the city this holiday season, you might want to check out the following things to do, see, eat or drink. Things to Do Our [usually] mild weather lends the opportunity to do a lot more outdoors things and take in more of the gorgeous city! Winter Walk SF > Winter Walk SF is an open plaza in the heart of Union … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #46 – Key West & On The Road

The ten days we were in our little RV oasis in Key West were simply perfect. One day blended into the next. I didn't know the dates, most times I didn't know the day.  It was exactly what I needed.  We had done something similar for ten days at Newport Beach on the coast, but it was a little different - cold, foggy, without internet.  I read lots of books and watched lots of CNN. This time, in … [Read more...]

Rocket Launch(!) at Kennedy Space Center

After visiting Kennedy Space Center for the first time two weeks prior, Mr. Misadventures and I found ourselves back at the complex to knock an item off our bucket list - a rocket launch!  Maybe we don't qualify as space geeks. I'm not sure what the qualifications are. We love SciFi movies and TV shows, but you won't find us at a Trek convention.  However, we do love NASA and we're following the … [Read more...]

Super Duper 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Catchy  name, right?! My plan was to do individual post for bloggers, for travelers, for foodies, but then I thought, "hey, I'm all those things" and I believe it's likely that you are too, or that you know people who are, so I decided to combine all my gift guides into one super duper guide with everything. You're welcome! I know, I know...who writes a 2700+ word gift guide? You're … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #45 – Key West

I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.  For my friends in Paris and beyond, hope it was a good Thursday ;-) We tried to go to the beach.  And we succeeded.  We arrived at 8:00 a.m. to get a good spot at Bahia Honda State Park. We got a great spot, in fact we were the only ones there! But then at 9:30 it started pouring down rain and we were forced home.  … [Read more...]

RV Eating for the Holidays

DISCLOSURE: This post is brought to you by Lucerne® Dairy Farms and Safeway.  All opinions and holiday meals I eat are of my own choosing, but these guys brought a little bit of home (the West coast) to us here in the Florida Keys. As I've shared before, living and traveling in a RV, I can become a little disassociated with what's going on in the world. I can go days without knowing the date … [Read more...]