Tanya is having one of those days - running around and taking care of lots of business. She will do her best to pop on here soon. In the meantime, continue reading today's Daily Scoop!!
Happy Sunny Monday!
What a pleasure waking up to the lovely sunshine today! Yesterday started off pretty nice, but then as the day progressed, the skies became dark, the drizzle began and WOW was it windy!!!
My bedroom is two levels - with a staircase leading up to a loft and so with windows on both levels, boy does that wind whistle loudly!
Thank goodness, when I awoke, there didn’t seem to be much damage outside. Last storm we had with such high winds left a number of downed trees throughout my neighborhood and a great deal of mess on my block.
Anyhoo, Kelsey didn’t need a ride this morning since she decided to work remotely and since I was up already, I decided to venture off on an extra-early morning walk. I managed to do 3.8 miles! After a trip to the grocery store following my walk, I was charged up again to go for another walk, however, I did have some work to do, so I didn’t go. It’s pretty amazing how activity and movement begets more energy to do more!! I try to “force” my girls to go out and walk after a sedentary day of remote school. It’s really terrible how little these kids are moving due to this, quite frankly, ridiculous “lockdown.” I don’t know what else to call it! I’m pretty sick and tired of all the rules and regulations and do not personally believe it really has an impact. Done ranting!
In any case, these kids need to move and get themselves going and take in some vitamin D! I know they get annoyed at me, but I don’t care and besides, what teenager is not annoyed at their parents lol.
Tanya and I getting super stoked about our new video platform, Rumble. I’ve been hearing very good things about it and since all of our videos are free for any of our followers to watch, we are even more thrilled that Rumble allows for great opportunities for monetizing. We are so grateful for all of you who have followed us on Rumble and we look forward to seeing you all follow us when our Rumble site is up and running!! STAY TUNED!!
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only a little bit over a week away?! This year, we will be having a quiet day at home for dinner, however, we’ll be going over my friend Andrea’s house for dessert. I started to put together the menu for our little gang, but I’ll be finalizing it during the next few days as well as putting a plan together for the vegan desserts we’ll be making to bring over to Andrea’s. Tanya and I will be coordinating each of our Scoops so that we both post our respective Thanksgiving Day menus at the same time!!
Soooo, I started watching a “new” series on Amazon Prime called “Hunters" which premiered in February of 2020.
The series stars one of my all-time favorite actors, Al Pacino, with a wonderful supporting cast! The premise is as follows:
Inspired by a number of real Nazi hunters through the decades, but, not necessarily specific to any one of them, Hunters follows a diverse group of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City who discover that Nazi war criminals are conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S.
Of course, there is a great deal of intrigue and subplots going on, but overall, it is full of intrigue and colorful characters! I watched two episodes last night before finally deciding to go to sleep.
The plots are rather deep and it does contain some disturbing scenes depicting life in the German concentration camps, which make it difficult, at least for me, to binge too much at once.
However, overall, it is very good!!
Lastly, we have assembled a group of 26 photos from various U.S. National Parks for your viewing pleasure. We do hope that they inspire you to make your own trip to these natural areas throughout our beautiful country!!
Signing off for today,
26 Gorgeous Photos of U.S. National Parks
Currently, there are 62 U.S. national parks which are essentially protected natural areas overseen by The National Park Service, which is part of the Department of the Interior. Yellowstone, was our nation's first national park, signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872.
Check out these gorgeous photos of 25 of our country's National Parks taken by us on our many travel adventures!!
Wyoming, Montana and Idaho