Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintWhen I was ten or eleven years old my mother and I took a cruise to the Bahamas. I was enamored with the pristine snow like beaches found on the island shores. While living at Ft Bliss, we are hard pressed to find water, let alone beautiful white beaches, however, White Sands National Monument https://www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htm […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintRocking climbing is huge in El Paso, and for good reason, we are surrounded by mountains! Have you always dreamed of scaling Mount Everest?  Before you grab ropes and harness try out your abilities at Ft Bliss’s Family Day on the Wall https://bliss.armymwr.com/calendar/event/family-day-wall/743250/8630 . Ft Bliss has a ton of amenities: Freedom Crossing, Warrior Zone, […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintTell your kids to grab their running shoes.  Better yet, to save time, you should probably just grab them.  We all know how the “where are your shoes” game goes.  Ft Bliss is hosting a Kid’s Night Run on May 18th from 5:00-8: 00 pm. This is a great opportunity for families to get […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintImagine trying to explain to your three-year-old there is nothing to eat as they look up at you with hungry eyes.  When I was a young, single mother, there were times where food was in short supply, but we never went without because I had a wonderful support system.  I knew I could always […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintI am from the deep south, which means sticky humid summers, quite the contrast from the dry desert of El Paso. One benefit of little to no humidity is as soon as the sun goes down the temperatures do too.  What better way to enjoy El Paso’s summer evenings than by attending Cool Canyon […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintGrowing up in Savannah, we had plenty of parades, the Georgia Day Parade, Martin Luther King Day Parade, Christmas Parade and of course the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  As a child, there was nothing more thrilling than parade day.  Seated in my plastic lawn chair I would watch in amazement as the majorettes, decorated […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintThe other day I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook and came across a blog about McDonald’s toys from the 1980’s.  As I began searching through the list, memories of Friday night meals served in cardboard boxes with a side of toys came flooding back.  I smiled as I examined pictures of Nugget Buddies, Berenstain […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintAs a child, my mother took me to the theatre, the symphony, and museums.  She referred to it as “getting cultured”. While I’m sure I didn’t express my gratitude at the moment, I am very grateful for the experiences because I developed an appreciation for the arts which I have passed on to my […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintBaseFEST kicks off its second year of music festival experiences which will be held at four military installations and guess what?! Their first stop will be Ft Bliss on May 12th. So, what is BaseFEST you ask? It is a music festival experience created by Army veteran Sean Gilfillan, who after enduring devastating loss […]