Costa Rica: A Little Glimpse of Heaven

I'm not sure if I know one person that hasn't gone to Costa Rica and come home raving about it.  In fact, I know a lot of people that simply don't come home.  Or they come home and immediately start search for property to buy down there as an escape in the winters.  Everyone loves Costa Rica. Me too. And here is WHY: ... Continue Reading

Eastern Townships: Ottawa Getaway Trip

On Monday I decided to take my mother and niece on a surprise Ottawa getaway trip for just us girls! The hints were that we were on an Ottawa getaway that involved something beautiful, something adventurous, and something which my 5 year old niece responded; "is it a unicorn?" Solid guess. ... Continue Reading

Rx: Colorado Springs, Veterans, and Spartan?

"Is there a bottom to this mountain?!?" Megg asked aloud with a serious face. Funny, I have been asking the same question about life lately. We just climbing over 2400 steps, 1.1 mile, grade up to 68%,  2100ft in elevation gain, and were now making our way down a seemingly endless trail. The landscape was beautiful, the company second to ... Continue Reading

Mardi Gras: 5 Surprising Facts You Never Knew

Mardi Gras elicits a seemingly singular response from friends and family that revolves around the belief that going means that you are going to be letting your morals loose and your boobs free. "How did you get so many beads eh?" "Bet you partied the whole time!" "Oh ya, did you show your boobs?!?" "Better let you go so that you can get back to ... Continue Reading

Atlanta: Veterans, Strangers, and my best Tom Hanks.

Atlanta.  Veterans, Strangers, and my best Tom Hanks. Three years ago I deployed with the military to Afghanistan and ended up in the middle of craziness with the most amazing American soldiers anyone could ever wish to work with.   After going through so much together, a strong bond was created over memories rarely talked about.  Until this ... Continue Reading