Leap of Faith

The air everywhere in Belize smells like a campfire. It’s because of the slash and burn agriculture. It isn’t overpowering. It is a scent that is comforting, like camping as a child. We are firefighters so we don’t hate the smell.

Everything in Belize is also 2 to 3 hours away. It doesn’t matter where you begin, wherever the ending is will be two to three hours from the start…on roads with little to no pavement…with lots of “sleeping policemen.” Continue reading Leap of Faith

Scenery and Excitement

Scenery and Excitement

He was wearing a headlamp and had a spotlight. As we drove across the lake he would turn his head right and left looking for reflecting red eyes. When he spotted one we would head strait for it. As we approached we would slow down. There is nothing like flying 50 MPH across a lake through tall grass in the dark. And then stopping on a dime. Dave, an expert, would determine if it was of legal size—a 6 foot min. and then ask if we could see it. We were not experts and often could not even see the animal. However, there were red eyes everywhere. Continue reading Scenery and Excitement

Is adulting without kids possible?

Is adulting without kids possible?

They say they like the way they have been raised. They like road trips and visiting roadside attractions. They can navigate in a house with one bathroom: dorm living—no problem. They feel like they have learned things they wouldn’t have learned with “old parents” (their words). They are scrappy and inventive. They appreciate diversity. They appreciate hard work. Continue reading Is adulting without kids possible?

First blog post

First blog post

What we are passionate about is sharing the unique experiences we have encountered as we balance the preferences of both of us: Mandy, the creative adventurer and Mark, the avid hunter. We are both firefighters and brand new empty nesters. We are at a point in our lives where we are trying new things and are able to have more fun than ever before. Continue reading First blog post