And so the adventure begins!

The last few months have been pretty quiet on here. What with preparing our home for sale, and keeping close to home in order to have it ready to show to potential buyers (everything put in it place and Toto needed to not be in the house!), it pretty much limited our ability to go anywhere without extensive planning. But this week, all that changed. We received an offer of our asking price on our home, and accepted it. It was a roller-coaster of a week, emotionally!


We will miss these sunsets on our front porch, but we will have many future sunsets to share!


So now what? Well, we’re off! Traveling that is! Near term, we are vacationing with grandkids, just us and them (no parents)! First, off to the Black Hills of South Dakota and then to San Antonio, TX. So stay tuned for blog updates on these exciting trips!

Returning after these vacations, we will be busy selling furniture and the rest of our possessions, deciding what goes in to storage, what stays with us in the Honda CRV as we travel, gypsy style, from place to place, and other logistics.

Additional photos of our home earlier this spring, and of course, Toto! Enjoy!



A different adventure-rock climbing!

This weekend Gregs son and his girlfriend came home, and we went rock climbing at a local climbing wall gym! It took me almost an hour and a half to get so that I wasn’t scared and actually climbed to the top of these climbing walls, and was able to free fall down to the bottom!

Greg took a video of my last climb andĀ I uploaded it to YouTube, and here is the link! Enjoy!

Christmas in Texas

We were blessed to be able to spend some Christmas time with 3 of our kids and their families last week in San Antonio, Texas. Weather was very pleasant, better than in Minnesota (had -50F with windchill on Saturday!), while we enjoyed 75 degrees the same day! We enjoyed some shopping in the quaint town on Gruen, TX one day. Seems many of the towns in that area have German names…hhmmm…probably settled by Germans!

Grandkids Lane, Carmen, Ramzee and Elly

Also able to enjoy making gingerbread houses with the grandkids, and of course, opening presents.

It was a house full!


Having fun with nieces and nephews
Gregs daughter Krisi with grandkids Nick, Elly and Ramzee
Lynda Jo’s son Clint (with Izzy), his wife Ashley and Gregs son Kenny

I am so glad we had this opportunity. This coming weekend and the next will complete Christmas with the rest of the family before we head south into warmer weather.

While we were there, Clint made some adhesive stickers with the name and logo of Aquataurus! I put one on my iPad and it looks pretty darn good! Good job Clint!



Being a “mommy” again…

I’ve been babysitting the grandkids at their home, while my daughter, Sheena, and her husband are traveling for his work. I am a “mommy” again, and am loving it! Tessa is 9 years old and Kendra is 6. It has been a lot of fun. Tessa has been such a good helper, and Kendra, well, she can be a little stinker. But we have a good routine each morning before school. Then I get (paid) work done during the day. After school, I pick them up at after school care. They come home, go out to play if its nice out, then I get dinner ready, we eat, then homework time. Last night, we tried doing some Yoga, but Kendra was just too crazy. I think it was the Reese’s cup she had as a treat after dinner!!! But Tessa is really interested in this and after Kendra went to bed, we did a 15 minute meditation to Deva Premal and Miten. She loved it! She’s my girl! I have 2 more days with them. It’s the weekend, so I’m not sure what we will be doing. I’m sure we’ll think of something.