Somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer every 69 seconds.

That’s a pretty startling statistic. No one should have to face this disease, so

in order to create a future without breast cancer, I walk in the Susan G. Komen

3-Day for the Cure.

It’s a 60-mile walk over the course of three days

that raises funds for breast cancer research and community programs. Over the

past five years, I have had many incredible experiences participating in this

event. Thanks to the support of wonderful family, friends and a few people who I

don’t even know, I’ve raised over $14,000.00 to help fund the war against breast


Walking 60 miles is a challenge and requires commitment, but I

will keep walking until breast cancer is no longer a threat. I walk in memory

and honor of my beautiful Mommy. I walk because she fought the good fight. I

walk because she is no longer with us on earth but lives on in my heart. I walk

for all the pink warriors past, present and future.  I walk because I believe

that someday no one will have to lose their mother, daughter, sister, aunt,

cousin, friend, wife to this horrible disease.  I walk for my children.  I walk

for faith, hope and love. I walk because thanks be to God I can.


make a donation to support my fundraising efforts and this important cause. Then

consider making that donation every month for the next four months, using the

payment plan option available if you donate online at Many companies have matching gifts

programs, so please ask your employer if they will double your donation with a

matching gift.

To make a donation, simply follow the link below to visit

my personal fundraising webpage. If you don’t want to donate online, you can

download and print a donation form from that page that you can mail in with your




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Fishing on the Island Queen


Headed out to fish in the bay on the Island Queen from Woody’s Sport Center

We were on the evening 5 to 9 cruise. It was sweltering the first couple of hours!


We saw lots of seagulls and pelicans. Several people caught redfish. I didn’t even get a nibble! The only catch in our party was by my dad. Black drum 25 3/4″


View while fishing


Cost: 4 hour trip for adult $40 12 & under $20. Price includes rod and reel, tackle, and bait. There is a crew member to assist you if you have problems. No real fishing experience necessary!

Relaxing on the 4th at Blanco State Park


A nice relaxing spot to float in the river, Blanco State Park is a small state park in the City of Blanco.  Even it was the 4th of July, there was not a huge crowd and it was very family friendly atmosphere.  Most of the groups we saw on the river were families with children in tow.

We found this nice shady spot to set up our chairs and have our picnic lunch before we floated.


It was about 95 degrees while we were out but there was a bit of a breeze and it was comfortable under the shade.  We sat and relaxed and enjoyed the view of the river.


I can’t wait to go back soon with the boys.

On the way home we stopped in Marble Falls for an early dinner at the well known Bluebonnet Café.                 264122_2205354175509_1297042606_2615202_4290267_n             Open since 1929 the diner serves yummy home cooked style diner food and homemade pie.  We arrived during pie happy hour and could have had a slice of pie and a drink for $3.50.  Quite a deal for homemade pie with tall meringue.  I’ve had pie there before and it’s very tasty.  Today we were hungry and passed on the pie and opted instead for the chargrilled sirloin with 3 veggie side.  Yummo!

Georgetown trails

Saturday evening, Natalie, Sherrie and I walked four miles along the San Gabriel River.  We started out at San Gabriel Park where the river was dry except a few pools of stinky stagnant water.  We walked through Rivery Park but avoided the pond where a big black snake crossed my path last summer.  We walked about a mile past Rivery Park to another small park and turned around.  There was a small dam at that park and there was quite a bit of water in the river on the Lake Georgetown side.  We saw a couple taking their kayak out of the water and a man taking a turtle he had rescued from the road down to the river.

The trail is very shady and although it was about 95 degrees when we started out, it was not unbearably hot due to the shade. I’m thinking of returning early some Saturday morning for a longer trek.

Natalie & Sherrie