Think on it

I’m getting ready to expand my blog. The videos I posted were a trial run for me to get over the nervousness. Believe it or not I use to be really out going- that’s how I got my man lol. Now a days getting out of bed is hard but I still try to be social by interacting with others while I play games or I’m on social media, but even on there I get anxiety and want to hide away.

So the question is – Do you find that it’s easier to interact with people one on one in person or can you let it all hang out when you are hidden behind a screen?

I can honestly say I’m more of a one on one, but look out – I don’t hold back on the sass.

Camping part 4

We could have stayed longer if we had not lost our food, fishing equipment and patience with sleeping in the horse trailer. We didn’t want to push our luck and we wanted to have time to replace our equipment and still get some fishing in. For those of you have been keeping up on this blog you know how that turned out! For the last Facebook Camping Vlog click here.

Here is me and the dogs soaking in the morning sun.

Interesting man we found lurking in the forest.

Although the sunset was pretty we left here very gum-smacked and unsure if we would come back. On careful consideration we have decided – Challenge Excepted! We will be back for that fish!

Camping part 3

Day three was a much better day. As you can see by the Facebook Camping Vlog. Well … except for Dirk who lost his fish. Slipped right through his fingers. (Name that movie reference)

Hickory is usually running around crazily but when it comes time to fish will get very vigilant and patient. It’s one of the rare times we will see her still. Guess we need to more fishing.

The horses get to graze in a nice meadow just down from the lake while we are there and cause mischief. *shakes head in disbelief * Be sure to watch the Vlog till the end.

Maybe it’s us

I’m not posting about the camping trip today because I have to share what happened today. First of all because of Whiskey we had to replace most of our fishing gear, so we spent the morning and afternoon at Cabela’s replacing and updated. By the time we got out of there we had spent $150 and we were ready to fish!

So we drove up to a new lake for us. It was windy but we didn’t care- we wanted to fish. Dirks first cast in was instantly taken. But that were all the good ends.

Soon after that my new reel got tangled – took me awhile to fix it, then the fish just keep playing with me. Would chase the lure, maybe peck at it but no takers. I decided to try one of Dirk’s new spinners – Bam! Fish on! When we went to release the bastard he wiggled the hook into my thumb!

Because of my hypersensitivity- well, let’s just say I was done. We were lucky to have a trolling fisherman nearby that happen to be an RN. So after the removal ordeal Dirk goes back to fishing while I watch and take pictures. Good thing I did because it the only record we will have that he ever had a pole and reel.

He went to clean out the fish and his pole was resting on the bank one second and gone the next. Shot like a rocket into the depths of the lake! What ever took the bait must have been big cause it was gone like lightning. He said he has never seen anything like it.

As we were driving home we realized that no matter where we go we always have an adventure. We are beginning to wonder if it’s not just fate.

Camping part 2

Day two started like any normal day. Wake up, force yourself out of bed (mostly because you have to pee but it’s too cold to go to the outhouse), eat breakfast and go about your day. For us that required us to start weighing out our packs to make sure we didn’t hurt our horses. It took about two hours to get everything set up, horses saddled, packed and then loaded.

And then hell broke loose all over camp! All I could do was sit there and watch as Whiskey threw everything all around the corral, down the road, around the trailer and through our camp!

What do you do? Kill him or start over and try to make something out of the ashes? Horse soup wasn’t on the agenda so we regrouped and went exploring. Finally found a lake that we have been looking for years- the trail map was so out of date. Yes the day was exhausting but we still took the high road (less traveled) and found some peace.

Check out the Camping Vlog on Facebook


Our camping trip was like my bipolar episodes- up, down, and all over the place! I’ve already shared some good moments on Instagram and have posted the “First Night Vlog” on Facebook.

Getting their had me having meltdowns at every store we stop in but you can tell by that evening that I’m very comfortable with being a hermit in the mountains. lol

Join in the insanity 

When my kids were younger we use to make drives funnier by doing random antics, some of our favorites were – yelling out the windows announcing the street vender’s foods, taunting couples to kiss as they crossed the street, or singing loudly to the music.  It’s fun when you can get them to join in your insanity, better when they start to create their own.

One time we decided to involve the parked cars at the stop light. We we would stop we would take turns discovering some random object in the sky and see how many other outside passengers we could get to look before the light turn green. We got quite good at this and on one occasion actually got someone out of the car to look. lol