Attending Dog Bite Training for the First Time

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a dog bite training session held by a handful of local dog trainers. I was apprehensive because it's a more aggressive exercise, but once taught, it is one way to control a dog's aggression, and the dog will bite only when told to do so instead of [...]


Malaquite Beach

So in all of the 25 years of my existence, I have never touched the ocean—until yesterday. After some driving, and trying a couple of other locations, we spent most of the day at Malaquite Beach in Padre Island National Seashore. It seems we couldn't have chosen a better location based on cost, scenery, pollution, [...]

First Time Camping Experience/2nd Wedding Anniversary in Estes Park

I must be that one American who hasn't experienced many "American" things in life. No, I had never been camping before; therefore, my husband thought it would be a good idea to try it for our second wedding anniversary. We traveled about 4 hours away to Estes Park since that is where we were married. [...]