Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, is the day before Ash Wednesday which will be celebrated by many around the world on February 28. Fat Tuesday began as a celebration and an opportunity to eat whatever a person wants before the beginning of the long fasting season or Lenten season. The celebration has evolved into an exercise in excess with parades, over-indulging, and other festivities. America’s most famous Mardi Gras celebration occurs on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Although I doubt I’ll ever participate in this particular celebration I have enjoyed festivities on a smaller scale in many other locations and have seen the reminders of the event throughout New Orleans. How will you celebrate?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Adventure Scrapbook – San Sebastian, Mexico

The road to San Sebastián del Oeste is lined with spectacular scenery and wonderful rest stops where you can get fresh baked goods and hot homemade tortillas. San Sebastián del Oeste is an old colonial town and municipality located on the western part of Jalisco state. It is steeped in history and feels caught between the past and the present. Its cobblestone streets provide a thoroughfare for horses and cars alike, and both look equally in place. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Adventure Inspirations – Nature’s Peace

“Camp out among the grass and gentians of glacier meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of Nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” 
- John Muir - 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Adventure Scrapbook – La Paz, Mexico

La Paz, Mexico is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important commercial center. The city itself is worth taking time to explore, but we especially enjoyed getting out on the water and enjoying the wildlife and beautiful beaches.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to Ireland. The holiday is a day of celebrating Irish traditions, customs, history, and ancestry. Even those who aren’t Irish can’t resist the festivities associated with this often rowdy holiday. I hope everyone has a fun, happy, and safe St. Patrick’s Day.