Sand Sledding at White Sands National Monument! #milfam adventures

Sand Sledding at White Sands National Monument! #milfam adventures

Today started out perfectly, a travel mug full of coffee and a caravan of cars filled with friends.  To me, that is a great way to start a Saturday.  We headed up to White Sands National Monument, which is just outside of Alamogordo, New Mexico (About 1.5 hours away).  Hubs and I have been up to White Sands, several times to go sand sledding, but our friends had not, which was why we decided to go again. White Sands National Monument Sand Sledding White sand as far as you Continue reading

Great American Land & Cattle Co.

Great American Land & Cattle Co.

     This week Hubs and I went to dinner at the Transmountain Great American Land & Cattle Co.  As the name sounds, it is a steak restaurant just across the street from Cohen Stadium.        Hubs was very excited about dinner, he is a steak lover!  I enjoy the rustic decor, with the wood ceiling, antler chandeliers, and horse shoes reminds me so much of my Uncle Bob's home and the feeling I get when I am home.  Even with a completely full restaurant, I did not feel rushed to finish, nor did I Continue reading

Candlewood Suits El Paso, Texas

Candlewood Suits El Paso, Texas

       This week Hubs and I took the opportunity to get out of our house and stay somewhere new.  Candlewood Suites in NE El Paso is the only national brand hotel in this part of town.  Upon arrival, the lobby was clean and inviting, and the front desk staff offered suggestions for dinner, entertainment and other activities in town. Our room was a King Suite, with a nice size kitchen (Larger than the kitchen we used in Alaska for way longer than a night), recliner, desk, and tv/dvd Continue reading

Photos for a friend

Photos for a friend

For Tash, a blogger at Pretty Little Dragonfly, in Australia dreaming of visiting the US, here are a few photos for you, of some random adventures in the places we have lived.  Its a bit of randomness, and they are not in chronological order, but I will do my best to describe them. There really are so many photos I could share with you all, especially Tash, but mostly  you just have to see them in person to appreciate!  Wish we could trade places for a month and explore each others Continue reading

Wounded Warrior Wives Retreat Texas

Wounded Warrior Wives Retreat Texas

February 3-5, 2012, Operation Homefront is presenting a free retreat designed for members of Wounded Warrior Wives, which will be full of opportunities to relax and reflect and rejuvenate.  Workshops will be presented by Hope for the Home Front.  The retreat is free, you can find more information HERE. Wounded Warrior Wives is an Operation Homefront program for female caregivers of injured, wounded or ill service members.  For more information, or to become a member of Wounded Warrior Wives, Continue reading