Yearly Archive: 2011

Dec 31

Ulua to Mokapu Beach – Maui

Honu

Ulua and Mokapu Beaches are two beautiful beaches located in South Maui, and like most beaches in the Wailea area they are great for snorkeling.  One of the hardest things for Karen and me to do while on vacation in Maui was picking what beach we were going to snorkel at today which was a …

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Dec 30

Number 191 The Usual Suspects (1995)

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects is number 191 of our top 200 movie list.  It is directed by Bryan Singer and stars Kevin Spacey, Kevin Pollak, Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Baldwin, and Benicio Del Toro.  It is rated R. Karen’s Review I choose not to watch this because of the amount of profanity that was in the first …

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Dec 29

Wildlife Photography Number 12- Male Lion

Lion

One of the great things about going to zoos is seeing the wildlife that is not native to our area.  Even though a zoo could never replace the feeling we get when sighting a wild animal in nature so we go with the next best thing which is seeing these majestic creatures at the many zoos that we have visited whenever we travel …

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Dec 28

Third Bedroom – Texturing and Painting the Walls

Painting

Once we were done getting our floor squared away and leveled, which you can read about by clicking here.  Karen and I moved on to getting some light in the bedroom by installing the same Hampton Bay 52 inch ceiling fan that we used in the other bedroom, both of those fans were bought at Home Depot.  They …

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Dec 27

Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge – Iowa

Tallgrass Prairie

A really interesting place to learn about the prairie is at the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge just east of Des Moines.  While this is not the biggest Wildlife Refuge that Karen or I have ever been to they do have a state of the art learning center that explains what the prairie was and how …

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Dec 26

Monday Musing: New Year’s Reflection

New Year's Resolutions

I used to make New Year’s resolutions and after a couple weeks it would be back to the same old routine.  I am going to run more this year, or I am going to read the bible more or whatever it might be.  Then after a while other things would get in the way and …

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Dec 25

Merry Christmas

Christmas

Karen and I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas! picture via http://www.spirituallycomplete.com/2011/12/11/the-christmas-story-of-the-birth-of-jesus/

Dec 24

Christmas Eve

Calvin and Hobbes Christmas

Christmas Eve, one of my favorite days of the year; to me it is a time of hope, family, love, and a time to remember.  I guess I am just feeling sentimental on this day knowing that by this time next year I will have started my own family and be celebrating my first Christmas …

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Dec 23

Patee House Museum- Saint Joseph Missouri

Steam Locomotive

The Patee House Museum is a National Historic Landmark due to its role as the Pony Express headquarters, but it has a lot more to offer than just the history of the Pony Express.  If you are only interested in that then you might want to just check out the Pony Express Museum which is …

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Dec 22

Jenny Lake Trail to Inspiration Point- Grand Teton National Park

Karen in front of Hidden Falls

Karen and I got to spend just a couple days in Grand Teton National Park.  Definitely not enough time in one of America’s best National Parks.  We wanted to get at least one good hike in while we were there so we decided to go and see Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point.  Overall it was …

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