Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 18

Photography Tip: Do a Little Research

Upper Mesa Falls

Photography Tip: Do a Little Research As you can probably tell from our blog Karen and I like to travel a lot and since one of my favorite hobbies is taking pictures those two things have come together quite well over the five years we have been married. Whenever we are planning our next trip I …

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Jun 17

Tip of the Week: Take the Time to Laugh


Tip of the Week: Take the Time to Laugh via Now normally I am not a big fan of Youtube or at least spending hours at a time watching videos, but my brother-in-law said I had to watch this video called Guy on a Buffalo. To give you a little background on why he would …

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Jun 16

Great Zoo Exhibit: Penguin and Puffin Coast


                                                           Penguin and Puffin Coast St. Louis Zoo One of the first quality zoos that I had ever visited when I was a child was the St. Louis Zoo and it just keeps getting better every time I visit.  I remember the first time that I saw the Penguin and Puffin Coast exhibit at the …

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Jun 14

Travel Tip: Be Weather Aware

Car driving in the Rain

During a recent vacation Karen and I ran into some horrible weather while driving from Louisiana to Mississippi.  As we were heading from our visit to the informative Vicksburg National Military Park and heading to our destination for the night when thunderclouds started to roll in and it looked like any moment the heavens were …

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Jun 13

Happy Second Blogiversary

2 years

Today is our second blogiversary and though there were several times over the last year that we about threw in the in the towel and called it quits we are still going strong and thinking about what the next step is for us.  We have some really big plans in the works that we are excited …

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Jun 11

What Makes Our Marriage Work: play to each other’s strengths


What Makes Our Marriage Work: Play to Each Other’s Strengths  I think one of the most amazing things about being married is having a partner in every aspect of your life.  It is especially wonderful when they happen to complement you really well. Over the past (nearly) five years that Kenny and I have been married …

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Jun 10

Cahokia Mounds: Native American Ghost Town

The Many Steps

I was so excited to finally go to the Cahokia Mounds during our most recent trip to Saint Louis.  Karen and I have gone to St. Louis a few times but up until this point have not made the effort to go see this historically important Native American site.  Once there we were plesantly surpised at …

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Jun 09

Missouri Botanical Garden: The Best Around

Missouri Botanical Garden

If you like botanical gardens then you will fall in love with the Missouri Botanical Garden because it is just that wonderful.  First opened in 1859 the Missouri Botanical Garden has grown to become one of the finest botanical gardens in the United States as well as a National Historic Landmark.  With 75 acres of space …

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Jun 07

Flora Photography Number 1: Tulips


This photograph of tulips was taken at the Saint Louis Botanical Garden during an extended weekend trip that we took there.  Over the last couple of months I have just moved from the camera’s computer making most of the decisions for me to now shooting everything in manual.  It still is frustrating at times especially …

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Jun 06

Grant’s Farm: A Quality Family Attraction

Budweiser Clydesdale

Grant’s Farm is one of Saint Louis’ most popular and affordable attractions, at cost of only $12 per vehicle it was easy to see why so many families were there they day Karen and I visited.  Once the home of President Ulysses S. Grant and now owned by the Busch family who at one time …

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