I travel the world and am truly amazed with the sights, cultures, and people but in my eyes there is no place like home.


27 September 2012

Fall in Niobrara

It’s fall already – where did summer go?
For some reason my fall is jam packed with events – which is a good thing without a doubt. But it’s making me miss Niobrara and the wide open spaces and fresh fall air. So hoping I can carve out a weekend soon to visit.
There are black walnuts ready to be gathered I am sure! And the Red Ranger has to be itching for me to take it out cruising.

26 September 2012

Dancing Bear Beauty

Loved the wood bears throuhgout the property - my mom so wanted to see a real bear on our trip!

A few more pretty snippets from the amazing Dancing Bear Lodge.
I’m telling you this is a must if you are visiting the area and need a place to stay.  

25 September 2012

Dancing Bear Lodge

We stayed in the neatest cabin when we were visiting Tennessee. It was part of the Dancing Bear Lodge  in Townsend, TN. I can’t recommend it enough. You can stay in the lodge.
Or in one of these amazing cabins!

How cute are they! Our cabin had two awesome bedrooms, a nice living/dinning/kitchen area, a bathroom, a whirlpool tub, and……

The best part of all a hot tub on this amazing deck overlooking the woods.

My mom and I enjoyed that hot tub every evening with a glass of wine, so relaxing and perfect!  Also included was a great breakfast each morning and the opportunity to make s’mores over a fire each night (they provided all the items).
It was quiet, peaceful, lots of trails, and totally perfect for a relaxing vacation. I think we were maybe 5-10 miles from the Smoky Mountain National Park so very convenient as well.  
This is one of those places I can’t wait to go visit again! Check it out if you’re planning a vacation to the Smoky Mountains.

24 September 2012

Iowa Western Community College Black Tie

Last Saturday I attended the IWCC Black Tie Event with not one just one awesome date:
But two awesome dates:
What a lucky girl I am! It was so much fun as I love an excuse to get all dressed up and mingle with others. Plus a great opportunity to support our local community college (of which I am an alum) and raise money for scholoraships. 

19 September 2012

Cruising the Country in the Ranger

I love love love our new Polaris Ranger! It's so much fun and the perfect way to relax and enjoy the countryside. Huge bonus our friends have one also!

18 September 2012

Sunflowers and Tractors

Sunshine filled days make it easy to find beauty in the ordinary.

07 September 2012

Izzy Travels

This poor dog has been home solo more or less the past several weeks while my parents travel for business. To say she needed some attention is an understatement. So I loaded her up and took her along for last weekends Niobrara road trip - excellent side kick she was!

06 September 2012

Simple moments

Nothing like less traveled country roads and gorgeous sunsets to recharge the soul.