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Reliance, Tennessee Weekend Getaway Fishing on Hiwassee River

Reliance, Tennessee This past weekend my husband and I were invited to Reliance, Tennessee. Our friends rented a gorgeous cabin. This was for a 60th surprise birthday party for my husband's best friend Jeff. We were so excited for a little rest and relaxation. The guys were going to fish. The ladies were going to explore. No Cell Service The cabin had no cell service and no Wifi. We were unplugged a[...]

Mexican Restaurant in Asheville, NC

Mexican Restaurant in Asheville, NC My husband and I have been going to Ay Caramba Mexican Grill and Bar since 2014. There are two locations and we have been to both.  It may look like an average neighborhood joint but Ay Caramba is anything but. We are greeted immediately when we walk in.   Ay Caramba Menu There is a nice salsa bar. I have ordered many things off the menu and am al[...]

Sun Valley Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho We drove from Salt Lake City to Twin Falls Idaho. This was around 218 miles.  It is located on a broad plain at the south rim of Snake River Canyon.  You might remember that Twin Falls is where Evel Knievel attempted to jump across the canyon in 1974 on a steam-powered rocket.  I was 13 years old at that time and my brother and I loved Evel Knievel. Sun Valley Idaho The driv[...]

Bear Lake Utah

First Time Plane Experience I was 46 years and by myself the first time I boarded a plane. This was the fall of 2008. Nervous and excited I drove to the Asheville, NC airport. Asheville, NC was a piece of cake but when I got to Atlanta it was a little crazy and intimidating. I managed to find my connection which would take me to Salt Lake City, Utah. The flight was right at 3 hours. I felt like it was[...]

Asheville Restaurants

Authentic Mexican Grill in Asheville I wanted to tell you about another restaurant my husband and I love.  It is called Papa's & Beer and there are several located around the Asheville area. We go to the one at 17 Tunnel Road just because it is close to where we live but they are all great.   California Style One of my favorite items to order is the fresh table side guacamole.  It is f[...]

Restaurant in Asheville

One of my Favorite Restaurants in Asheville I am lucky to be from Asheville, NC.  We have beautiful mountains, amazing changing seasons and some of the best places to eat. Universal Joint happens to be one of my favorites. Universal Joint in West Asheville This place is a former gas station located in West Asheville.  There is outside seating as well as indoor but today was such a gorgeous day[...]

Destin, Florida Beach

Destin, Florida Beach I have heard about the emerald water and white sand that Destin has to offer for many years. We usually head to Myrtle Beach as we live in North Carolina and it is a shorter drive. My Beach Bunny My momma and daddy had never been much on vacations.  They felt it was a waste of money and they usually spent extra money only on cars or improvements around the house. My Daddy In[...]

My Love For Travel

  My Love for Travel In 2007 I was in the middle of a divorce after being married for 26 years. It was a very dark and difficult part of my life.  I was 46 years old and had married a guy I had dated since I was 16 years old. Myrtle Beach Trip A good friend invited me to go to the beach with her family.  I was overjoyed and accepted. It was so good to be with her and her children.  It defin[...]

Myrtle Beach Fan

My parents took my brother and me on two vacations.  We went to Nashville, TN (Grand Ole Opry) and Daytona Beach February 1972 (Daytona 500) I need to explain our sad faces in photo number 1.  The vacation was a surprise destination so when we started out daddy did not reveal where we were going.  My brother and I hoped it was the beach as we had never been. Guess what?  It wasn't!   They though[...]