a NEW majestic discovery


Hi all!  Well we’ve been away to Zion National Park for the last three days and had a good time hiking some NEW trails and visiting extended family that we haven’t seen for many, many years.   I’ll post some pics from some of our hikes later, but today I’ve got to tell you of our NEW majestic discovery.  There’s a very unassuming exit on Interstate 15 in Southern Utah that says ‘Kolob Canyon – Scenic Drive’.  We’ve passed by that exit sooooooo many times!!!  Here is the view from the freeway:


Yeah, now you know why we’ve never stopped, right!?!  BUT if you travel just a couple of miles west of Interstate 15, you’d have the view of the top photo….and if you actually take the scenic drive, here’s just one of the views of the very majestic canyon walls you’d see:


Now not all ‘scenic drives’ are created equal.  But…when you’re in Southern Utah, be sure to take the Kolob Canyon scenic drive.  It’s only five miles out of your way and TOTALLY worth the effort!  It’s actually part of Zion National Park, but on the very north end and not accessible through the main park.

Have a great day!  Do or Learn something NEW!


NEW stuff I gotta share


How many of you have a bucket list?  If you have one, is “Visit all 50 states” on it?  I’ve noticed that goal on quite a number of published online bucket lists lately.  The map above is a map  I made at Big Huge Labs. Map Maker: Show off where you’ve been or where you’re going. (It has maps for the entire world, or just the US, just Europe etc.)  It looks like I need to get over to the East Coast more often, right? (I’d Love to!….send me a plane ticket!)

Another option is: You can keep a simple list like this one at Project Light to Life.  That works good too!

I love, loVE, LOVE keeping AND working on my bucket lists….however, it seems to be getting longer and longer!  More things I wanna learn, do,  read…experience!  All soooo much fun!  Let me know what you’ve crossed off your list lately!

Have a great day!  Do something NEW!

a NEW photo (and sore neck muscles)


Oh my!  I’ve been sitting at this computer FAR TOO LONG!  My neck muscles, as well as my right (mouse hand), are sore!  I’ve been cropping photos from our recent trip to the caribbean and I may have over-did it with the pics….no, probably not.  I thought I’d share this cutie we found in Grand Cayman.  Have a good Saturday and try something NEW today!

NEW explorations in the Caribbean


Hi all! I’m back! Although I had a few pre-scheduled posts, I actually haven’t touched a computer since November 21st! I’ve been exploring NEW things in the Caribbean. Our family took a cruise and it was so much fun….but now it’s back to real life…and that’s OK too :o)

My favorite stop was Jamaica.  Did you know they have a female Prime Minister?   Check out the Wiki for more info.  We had a blast zip lining through the Jamaican jungle, and hiking Dunns River Falls.  Ya Man!

It was great exploring NEWness in a different part of the world!  Have a terrific day and learn or do something NEW today!