Discovering new places, even at 73 years young….Zion National Park 3/20/17

We walked over 6 miles yesterday through some beautiful territory.  Some of our party couldn’t make some of the steep hikes but there was still plenty to see on easy strolls and partial hikes of ups and downs broken up by picture taking along the way.     So awe inspiring at the beauty this Country holds from within that so many have yet to see or some may never have the chance.  Get out and discover new things whenever you can no matter what your age!! Auntie Carlene is 73 years young…..Explore your surroundings and what this great Country holds from within!!  NO Excuses!! There was every race, every body type, every age bracket to be seen throughout the park. Some could easily walk, some were slower than others, some were seasoned hikers, some were on crutches, some were in wheelchairs, some were on bicycles, some were riding on their parents backs…..one thing we all had in common was that we were all enjoying our beautiful surroundings!!    You Have this One life to live, right here..right now so you might as well live it up and live life to the fullest!!😊  Don’t live with “I wish I had” … live with “I DID” every chance I got!!!  Thanks for Reading my Thoughts…….Robin Robinson

New Mexico Somewhere, Empty Nesters Traveling…9-23-16

Somewhere in New Mexico in the middle of absolutely nothing you will find an occasional homestead, abandoned towns, cattle, antelope and telephone poles.The highway is cracked with weeds and grass growing in them, the traffic is scarce and few in between, the sun is shining ever so brightly and beautifully and it’s 62 degrees. It is desolate, isolated and in the middle of nowhere but somewhere in New Mexico, this is where you will find my husband Terry and I right this very moment!!  We are on the road again. My husband is found some traveling for work and can work from anywhere and for the first time in 23 years we have no animals or kids at home, we are officially emptynesters! We are enjoying life and learning to adapt to our newly acquired freedoms. Besides, keeping busy is making missing my kiddos and animals much easier! Have a wonderful day and enjoy your life!! Life isn’t always easy but with patience and never giving up, your hopes and dreams will someday come true!! Thanks for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson

Life is good, even at 5am

65 degrees in Mesquite, NV @ 5am….Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk Latte…..Life is Good….Smile on my Face as I have Much to be Grateful & Thankful for….Life is Good!! No matter where you are, No matter who you are, No matter what you are going through I wish you ALL Happiness and may you ALL realize how truly blessed you are no matter what Life throws your way!!😊 Have a wonderful Friday followed by an Awesome Weekend!! 

It’s another roadtrip for me and my hubby. 1st time emptynesters, he has traveling to do for work and I am tagging along to see more of our great country alongside him (besides, I was already going nuts with a quiet house after all these years of kids and animals)! We were just home for a week and a half from a 27 day road trip and now we are looking at another 4-5 weeks. Montana, New Orleans and then Wisconsin once again!! Thanks for reading my thoughts……..Robin Robinson

Road Trip 2016, Day 22 

Breakfast alone in a room with strangers, the soft soothing sound of Frank Sinatra & Fred Astaire singing in the background with a slight clunking of dishes being cleaned from the kitchen…..what a beautiful morning it is!
Washington House Inn,

Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Cedarburg, WI

Find the Beauty in each and every day, Cherish every moment you have, Make Memories wherever you are and let Nothing steal your Happiness!! Hope you ALL have a Wonderful Day…..😃 Thanks for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson

A Photobomb to make you smile while on our Roadtrip…..2016

Photobomb….a little something to make you smile!! My husband just couldn’t help himself and wouldn’t get out of the picture so his punishment is me using the silliest one!!

Enjoy your surroundings no matter where you are, no matter who you’re with, no matter what you may be going through!! Life is short….so enjoy just as much as you can, make the most of EVERY situation, find the Good & Positives in your everyday life!! YOU, ME, WE…WE deserve to be Happy but no one can magically make you Happy…WE have to find it from within!! Have a blessed day everyone, hugs from somewhere in Wisconsin!!! 😊#terrynrobin Thanks for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson

Road Trip 2016 Day 2…8/9/16

Day 2 – We left Grand Junction headed for Colorado Springs, CO via the scenic route that adds about an extra hour going through Aspen.Now we can say we’ve been to Apen. Narrow streets, tons of people everywhere even during the summer and there’s a lot of money in that town. Lots of private jets at the airport and even a Gucci store.

It is a nice and cute little town and probably fun to wander but we are on a mission to get to Colorado Springs and Aspen looks just like one of the “tourist traps” that’s a bit over priced for the average person. (Meant with no disrespect just not our thing.)

When you leave Aspen heading to Colorado Springs you get to see some beautiful mountain scenery, some streams and little waterfalls and maybe even a deer or two along the way. The pass is limited to vehicles under 35ft in length and it narrows greatly with speed limits varying but 35-40 most of it as there’s several switchbacks, turns and curves.

just a small stretch of the road

It is scenic and now we can say we’ve been through Aspen. After living in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana, and a couple years in British Columbia it was very comparable and just like back home. If you are NOT use to the Mountains, the back country…then by all means take the scenic route through Aspen as it is beautiful.

We decided it was time for lunch and found a nice place along our route. Definately recommend. Two patios one on the front off of the highway and one in the back. The Hamburgers were delicious, hand made and good quality meat not a fast food joint!! Buena Vista was the little town.

Travel and experience new things wether it’s just down the street in your hometown, neighboring towns or going cross country. There is beauty and adventures everywhere!! The world has so much to offer if we just look around and take the time to experience and see new things! Will write more in Part 2 of Day 2…..Thanks for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson

Road Trip 2016 Day 3…8/10/16 CO to Jacksonville, IL

Got up super early and were in the car by 5:30 am and on the road leaving Colorado Springs behind with the destination of Jacksonville, IL.  Over 700 miles to drive in one day to put us closer to our destination for the weekend.Green….Green…More Green….How many shades of green can one see in over 700 miles through Colorado, Kansas & Illinois and how many ears of corn are in an average size field?!?! Too many to count!!! If you can’t find me I’m somewhere in the corn field……LoL

When we went through Kansas
we were on the constant lookout for Toto, Dorothy and the Wicked Witch!! Luckily they were NO where to be found so the storms stayed away but somehow we never did find the Yellow Brook Road!Really NOT a whole lot to say about Day 3 as we only stopped for gas and potty breaks as we had a lot of miles to cover to get us closer to our final destination of day 4-7!! The scenery was just lots of green fields, trees and not really anything to brag about. No Mountains, no changing scenery that really even picture worthy unless I had time to stop for pictures of old buildings.

Jacksonville, IL appears to be a bit of a little bit town. For us the cell reception was almost completely obsolete and no data service available until we connected to the hotel. Now onto day 4 with a much more exciting and fun day planned once we arrive!! 

If you can….Travel as often as possible, roam our beautiful countryside here in the United States, your homeland or anywhere else you can. Experiencing new things always helps me to appreciate what I already have even more, it helps me to relax a little and gives me time to admire new things and held me to reflect a little on my own life. Find your inner peace…find what truly makes you happy from the inside out….don’t get stuck or stay stuck within your little bubble….GET OUT and do some things for Yourself and experience Life before it’s too late!!! Thanks for reading my thoughts……..Robin Robinson