California Dreams

Hello ,Exploring Ormond Beach Wetlands: A Journey for ConservationWe're excited to share our recent adventure to Oxnard, California, where we embarked on a mission to document the incredible Ormond Beach Wetlands. Our journey was filled with inspirin...

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Sep 26, 2023
Here Today, There Tomorrow

Hello ,Making a significant life decision, such as selling your house and moving when the real estate market doesn't seem to be in your favor, can lead to a lot of uncertainty and second-guessing.This week is especially challenging as we read the fin...

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Sep 19, 2023
Busy, busy, busy...

Hello ,We hope this message finds you well and thriving in your own exciting journeys through life. Today, we wanted to share some news with you regarding our upcoming adventures that may temporarily reduce our activity on our YouTube channels for th...

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Sep 12, 2023
Finding Family Everywhere

Hello ,When we speak to our family members about our planned move across the country, we pause to think about who and what we are leaving behind.Toby and I attended the Albuquerque Wine Festival on Labor Day and enjoyed sampling the variety of wines...

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Sep 05, 2023
The Lessons of Failure

Hello ,Looking back on my recent experiment about wet and dry paydirt's effect on gold recovery, I've learned a lot from its failure. At first, I was so focused on wet versus dry that I missed some hidden things that could affect the results. I now g...

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Aug 29, 2023
Embracing Connection and Healing

Hello ,As another week unfolds, we find ourselves drawn to the powerful themes of healing, connection, and resilience that echo through the pages of literature and resonate deeply within our own lives. Just like the characters in the novel "A Gypsy's...

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Aug 22, 2023
Hungry for Fun!

Hello ,As the golden sun graces our days, I reflect on the themes that make this season even more special. Today, I wanted to share with you a delightful medley of themes that have been on my mind lately – empathy, summer cookouts, and the pursuit of...

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Aug 08, 2023
Excitement and Anticipation

Hello ,Considering a major life change like moving from New Mexico to South Carolina to be closer to my children and grandchildren can evoke a mix of emotions, which is completely normal. First, there's excitement. The thought of being closer to my l...

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Aug 01, 2023
The Long Hot Summer

Hello ,We postponed our trip to Arizona by a week but it only got hotter.It was a wonderful opportunity to see family, and we found the time to go to the movies for the first time in a long time, too.Shelley enjoyed the support and love from her daug...

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Jul 25, 2023