Category Archives: 2013 Trip

Life goes on, unexpected happenings… health update, and 2011 and 2012 Trip Challenges

Life goes on, unexpected things happen, both happy and sad. Either way, often we don’t always have time to plan. If you have been reading my stories, you know that several times I have written about how short life can … Continue reading

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Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Glacier National Parks

The trips I took in 2005, 2006, and 2009 to the National Parks was when my health condition was good. It was before the 4 operations I had in 2010 that would change my life and health condition permanently. During … Continue reading

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JB’s on the Beach, Deerfield Beach, Florida

A few days after I was home from this recent trip, I contacted my friend Scott the General Manager of JB’s on the Beach. In case you don’t remember, Scott and JB’s on the Beach hosted our firefighter lunches in … Continue reading

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Videos added to Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta photo album

I added several videos to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta album from October 2011. There are some videos of the balloons inflating, and also some I took on my balloon ride. Videos are located in the albums at the end of … Continue reading

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Titusville and Cape Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Since 40 east connects with I-95 near Daytona Beach, and I was headed south, I decided to stop at one of my favorite restaurants Dixie Crossroads in Titusville. This is about 130 miles from the Chambers Farm Pow Wow in … Continue reading

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Juniper Springs National Recreation Area, Ocala National Forest

As I was leaving Monday morning after the Chambers Farm Pow Wow, I decided rather than going home the same way I came up the Florida Turnpike and I-75, that I would take 40 east and stop by Juniper Springs … Continue reading

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Chambers Farm Thanksgiving Pow Wow, Ft. McCoy, Florida

For approximately the past 13 years, when I could, I would attend the Chambers Farm Thanksgiving Pow Wow. It’s a great opportunity to visit with many of my friends that are vendors, performers, and/or attendees at this event, which usually … Continue reading

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Chambers Farm Fall Pow Wow

This past Thanksgiving weekend, Carol dusted off and packed up her trusty camper Molly and made the 330 mile trek up to the Chambers Farm Pow Wow. In spite of her worsening condition and near freezing temperatures, she continues to … Continue reading

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Health Update and Gratitude

Thank you to all of you who are sending me emails, notes, prayers, and good wishes. My heart is touched deeply knowing that I am so loved and that so many of you care so much about me. I have … Continue reading

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Native American Flute Festival – Native Rhythms, Melbourne, Florida

The weekend of November 8 – 10, 2013 was the Native Rhythms Flute Festival in Melbourne, Florida. It was a spectacular gathering of people, and creative and musical artists. To see more information on the extraordinary performers, talented artists, and … Continue reading

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Lois Stories, Scholarship in my Honor, Balloon Fiesta Surprise, Meridian Fire Department, Goodyear Blimps, Other Surprises, Door Poster, and Links

I have enjoyed reading the comments and emails I’ve received from people reading what I’ve written on my website. Thank you so much. It’s been great for me to write and share them with you. By doing so, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Seriously??? Really??? You would rather be an Ostrich???
It’s Important to have Legal and Medical Documents Prepared

This article is most probably going to be very long, and it might have lots more information than needed. But as my time is starting to come closer to the end, I want to make many of you realize how … Continue reading

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Historic Sample-McDougald House and Boca Petting Zoo

Saturday morning my friend Nona called and suggested that today is a great day to tour the Historic Sample-McDougald House in Pompano Beach, Florida. Nona, Pam, and I have wanted to do this for a few months and we hadn’t … Continue reading

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Kinnelon High School Class of 1968

Class of 1968, you are so amazing… Congratulations on having a 45th class reunion. I wish I was able to be with all of you. I am there in spirit, even though I couldn’t be in person. I want to … Continue reading

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Sensational Birthday!!!

Look at me… I’m 63… WOW!!! Several months ago I didn’t seriously think I would be alive to celebrate my 63rd birthday. God has other plans for me, so I’m still here. When I was still awake after midnight, and … Continue reading

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