A Wiener Dogs Birthday Party in Portland (Day 1)

Have you ever been to a wiener dog’s birthday party? No, I’m not kidding. No, this isn’t a joke. On December 1st I flew to Portland Oregon to help capture the memories at Kramer’s 1st birthday party to benefit the Oregon Dachshund Rescue Inc.. Kramer, the spunky little doxie, was born with genetic deformities. Had…

A Short Jaunt to Detroit

There’s an added travel opportunity when you have friends out of town. This Wednesday I packed a bag and filled up the Civic with way too expensive gas, headed for Detroit, MI to visit my friend B. Fair. I hadn’t been to the “D” since late in 2011, so thought it’d be great to spend…

An overdue trip to le’ Zoo!

So not only am I an adventuring gypsy, I’m also a nanny a few days a week for two little girls ages 1 and 5.  Since I like to share my passion for adventure, we created field trip Fridays, as an awesome way to close out the week with some fun and exploration.  Alaina (5)…

A Little Renaissance…

I’ve been talking about wanting to go to the Ohio Renaissance Festival for the past few years, and for some reason, just haven’t ever made a point to actually get there.  We used to go as a family almost every year when I was younger, but as I grew into adulthood, I never had the…

Adventuring with Scenic River Canoe!

This Sunday I had the giddy pleasure of visiting Scenic River Canoe for a 6 mile trip down the Little Miami River.  I’ve always loved boating and being out on the water.  When I was a little girl we had a Ski boat named Colonel Mustard, for its baby poop yellow paint job.  I cried…

Dancing in the Dark

Every once in a while, I just need some time to myself with mother nature. I need to soak her in like rain to my roots to rejuvenate and re-energize, to reconnect. Sunday was one of those days.  I packed my camera, a water bottle and headed out State Route 52 chasing the sunset in…

Walking to End Alzheimers

Every year, for 4 years in a row, my family has walked the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  We don our elephant t-shirts (because elephants never forget), and we walk together to take a stand against the horrible disease that robbed us of a special person in our lives, Patricia (Rensing) Willenbrink.   My Aunt Patti…

Sunday Funday!!

This Sunday was cram packed with adventure and fun!  I spent my morning at East Fork Lake State Park, in my kayak, paddling around the lake with my camera in tow.  Sometimes I like to paddle out to the middle of the lake, prop my feet up on top of the kayak, lean back and…

In the beginning…

I caught the travel bug at an early age.  Every trip, big or small, when you’re a child, seems to be an adventure. A trip to the grocery store is a wild shopping cart ride through isles of colorfully decorated boxes, bottles, cans and packages. The smell of the deli, the texture of fruit, and…