Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 29

New Year’s Resolution 2014

New Years Resolution 2014

New Year’s Resolution 2014

Dec 28

Great Zoo Exhibit: Helzberg Penguin Plaza

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The Kansas City Zoo now has penguins and a nice penguin exhibit to boot.  The Helzberg Penguin Plaza opened in the fall of 2013 at a cost of 15 million dollars to create a state of the art penguin exhibit.  It will eventually be home to a dozen Humboldt and 40 other cold water penguins. Being a …

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Dec 22

Out of Africa Wildlife Park:

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Out of Africa Wildlife Park gets you up close and personal to some of earth’s more majestic species of animals.  What Karen and I were able to experience there goes above and beyond anything that we could ever find at a zoo, but it also cost a lot more than any zoo experience we have …

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Dec 21

Icemageddon

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For the second time this winter Karen and I have been holed up in the house waiting for better weather.  Hopefully this latest winter storm will be the end of it, but since it is not even Christmas yet I am thinking that is just some more wishful thinking.   So, we hunkered down put on …

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Dec 20

Photography Tip: Experiment

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If you are like me when it comes to photography then there is a lot of experimentation that goes in to it.  I have come a long way over the last year and a half when I got my first DSLR camera.  At first there was a lot of using the auto controls and then …

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Dec 19

Fort Verde State Historic Park

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Fort Verde State Historic Park is an excellent place to see to get a feel for the life of a frontier soldier.  Arizona has a very rich history and Fort Verde State Historic Park is a great example of a fort that served during the Indian Wars.  This particular fort served as a base for …

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Dec 18

Book Review: A Clash of Kings by R.R. Martin

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A Clash of Kings by R.R. Martin “So many vows … they make you swear and swear. Defend the king. Obey the king. Keep his secrets. Do his bidding. Your life for his. But obey your father. Love your sister. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. Respect the gods. Obey the laws. It’s too much. …

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Dec 17

Too Good Not to Share

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Karen saw this the other day and could not wait until I got home to show it to me.  It has to be the funniest thing that I have seen in a while.  Who ever design this commerical needs to make more of them, because they did an excellent job. It is very unique for a …

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Dec 15

Tuzigoot National Monument

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Tuzigoot National Monument is an historic pueblo ruin from the 1100s and worth the effort if you are in the Red Rock area of Arizona.  Located about a 30 minute drive southwest of Sedona, Arizona Tuzigoot was once home to the Sinaqua Indians who inhabited the area for over 250 years.  The ruin was orginially …

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Dec 14

Made our Bucket List: Turks and Caicos

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  via Turks and Caicos has been a dream vacation for us ever since our wedding day when our wedding photographer asked us where we were going on our honeymoon which was a trip to St. Thomas and St. Johns.  Long story short we told him about our love for being on the beach and …

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