Hike into Washington Hollow

We had been meaning to explore a few more of the established trails in the south section of the Red Cliffs (usually called the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve) and with the weather suddenly… Continue reading

Hiking to see “The Tree” in the Red Cliffs

Our first planned hike in Utah was to scramble around at our beloved Red Cliffs. Located 40 minutes south and 2.500 feet in elevation below us, the conservation area and adjoining section of… Continue reading

Our First Few Weeks Back in Utah

As I mentioned in my last post, we’ve been back in Utah for a few weeks now – actually about 4 weeks as I’m writing this. Instead of diving back into our usual… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity Build in Mason, Texas

“For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other.” -Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity I’m going to start this post… Continue reading

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity

I loved the 2 weeks we spent working with Lafayette Habitat for Humanity. To begin with everyone at the affiliate was incredibly welcome and accomodating. Joelle and Sam from the office got us… Continue reading

Historical Vermillionville, Cajun Dancing, Dogwalks, and a Few Brewery Visits

After finishing our build with Bayou Area Habitat we headed up the road for our next 2 week build in Lafayette. We had the weekend off before we started building however so we… Continue reading

Rehabbing Houses with Bayou Area Habitat for Humanity

Our 2 weeks at Bayou Area Habitat for Humanity was spent rehabbing existing Habitat houses in order to prepare them for re-sale to new partner families. Though Tom had been here twice in… Continue reading

Sightseeing in Southern Louisiana: Plantations, Bayous, Barrier Islands, and New Orleans

We arrived in Louisiana 6 days before our build was scheduled in order to do some typical tourist stuff. I’d never been in bayou country or seen the city of New Orleans so… Continue reading

Beginnings: Celebrating the New Year on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Beginning is difficult, and our procrastination is a fine ever-present measure of our reluctance in taking that first close-in, courageous step to reclaiming our happiness. Perhaps, because taking a new step always leads… Continue reading

Light Displays on the San Antonio Riverwalk and Christmas at Padre Island National Seashore

After leaving Las Cruces we headed south(east) for some rest and relaxation on the beaches of Padre Island where the daytime temperatures were in the 70s and night times a balmy 55. En… Continue reading