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Welcome To December

Hello there, blogosphere. Been pretty quiet out there, at least for me, since November. My blog muscles may have atrophied a wee bit. I had dedicated my writing regiment and time to typing my story for NaNoWriMo2019. I didn’t reach my word-count goal (not surprised), but it went well. I plan to keep writing my story long-term, but the pace will slow so that I can blog more often. Continue reading Welcome To December

Palo Duro Canyon

Canyon Of Rugged Wonder

We’re already half-way through November! I’ve missed blogging lately because, as I expected, my focus on writing a novella for NaNoWriMo has taken up my limited writing time. In fact, I almost decided to abort the novella, not wanting to sacrifice my investment and enjoyment in the blog. But I’ve stayed the course and continue to make tiny but sure progress in typing the story. This post, however, is about pictures, not words. Continue reading Canyon Of Rugged Wonder

Sleeping 7 At Super 8

Over the Christmas/New Year holiday, my family drove a jet black minivan across state lines to visit friends. My wife and I with our five sons spent about nine hours traveling just on the first day. Being budget conscious, we planned to stay overnight at a random Super 8 motel. No reservation. We found one in a good spot near a Dunkin Donuts and a Chik–Fil–A … Continue reading Sleeping 7 At Super 8

The Wonder Of Carlsbad Caverns

My family took a little trip recently to Carlsbad Caverns National Park where you basically pay to walk into a large deep dark hole in the ground. And it’s amazing! I’d been here before, so this time I got to experience the wonder of the cavernous underworld all over again. But on top of that, I had the joy of watching my kids, parents, and … Continue reading The Wonder Of Carlsbad Caverns

Our Family Cruise Vacation

My family of 7 went on a 7 day cruise in the Caribbean! We returned last Sunday, sailing from April 1 to April 8. Our ship went from Galveston, TX to Cozumel, Belize, and Honduras. My wife and I, with our 5 sons, shared two adjoining staterooms with balconies aboard the Carnival Breeze–a fun ship! When people ask me how the cruise went, I struggle … Continue reading Our Family Cruise Vacation