What’s That You Have in Your Cart… Yummy


Street Food



I eat street food every place I go. I’m not kidding. If I pass through a city I will leave the airport just to try food that some random person is selling on the corner. All this time my friends have been calling me nuts and taking bets on my eventual gastronomic demise but I AM NOT alone. Thumbing through this month’s Budget Travel what do I see but a homage to street food.

My mouth is watering.

After reading this I want to go to Marrakech just to get some chickpea stew.

Summer, Summer, Summertime


Fun in the Summer

Summertime Fun


You know Ab and I have 6 kids right? No? Yep. We do. 3 boys and 3 girls black Brady bunch style. Well he has 3 and I have 3, together they are ours, but who’s counting right? Each year (well this is only year two actually — but you get the point) all of the kids converge with us for what can only be described as a summer fun smack down (I just made that up. We’ve never actually called it that.)

So, given the obvious amount of planning and expense involved in keeping 6 kids entertained entails, we have begun planning our summer adventures.

Stuff we are supposed to do:

  • Camping
  • Grand Canyon
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Lemonade Stand

I would really love to take the kids on an international trip, but coordinating and getting approval from all the co-parents would be quite the exercise. We’ve also briefly looked at family camps which seem like fun conceptually. A family adventure vacation could be cool. Check out this one from REI, but at $2,000 a kid I don’t see that happening unless the little ones are smuggled via duffel bags or our loyal readers want to donate such a thing to us hint hint :D.  There are even entire sites dedicated to family adventure travel.

Do you have any super fun and cool ideas for us for the summer? We’d love to hear about them.

OK I Lied

I’ve been moving so I haven’t had time to write.  If you would like to come help unpack…. 🙂 Type to you soon!

Where the Hell Have We Been

I haven’t forgotten about you guys. Unfortunately some ass “person” broke into our house and stole my most awesome camera, all of my electronics and my kids toys so I’ve been a bit pre-occupied. Ab and I managed to make a quick trip to Vegas for my birthday (would you expect anything less from us?). We didn’t gamble much, but managed to get pretty banged up riding ATV 4,800 feet up the side of a mountain in the snow… Pictures are coming soon… In our normal tradition we went straight from the mountain into a restaurant completely covered in mud because damnit that’s how awesome we are :).  I’ll post about it tomorrow. Missed ya’ll!

Cold, Covered in Paint, And Crawling Through Mud… Now That’s A Date!


Arm By Paint Ball

Arm By Paint Ball


It pretty much goes without saying that our idea of a fun date doesn’t exactly line up with your typical internet dating site “What’s Your Idea of a Fun Date” response. Therefore, it shouldn’t shock you that we were completely amped about spending 5 hours in 40 degree weather, covered in mud & paint, crawling through the woods in Roanoke, TX at DFW Adventure Park.

This place is in the middle of


Paintball Adventure Course

Paintball Adventure Course


nowhere (we passed a house with a cow in the front yard) and is huge. They have about 20 paint ball courses, a Moto Cross course, and zip lining. It’s not your typical throw up a few inflatables or barriers and call it a day type of place. Many of the courses involve water, bridges, forest, and buildings.

We had a blast! The funniest part of the entire day was that we decided to go eat at a restaurant immediately after paintball with no wardrobe change or shower. That was very amusing to say the least :).

Enjoy the videos! In order: (1)Interviews — just Ab and I discussing our mad paintball skills. (2) The Action — paint ball action video (3) The Wardrobe Change — J might have gotten a little cold punked out and went and bought some camo… Not saying it’s true but there’s this ugly rumor floating around.

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