Honest Simplicity

my winding road to a simpler life

Month: December, 2016

Beach Moments


I love this photo of me with the kids because it captures a moment of pure silliness. I was giggling trying to take this photo while the wind whipped my hair around and the Read the rest of this entry »

Morning Walk, Gulf Shores

While my family slept,  I slipped out for an early walk.  Once out the door, I was met with the morning fog, smelling strongly of the sea.  Here are some images from my stroll down to the beach and back.

Tiny Christmas Tree

We found a cute Christmas tree the perfect size for an RV.  It even came with a mini string of lights.  You’d think we were getting a full-size tree based on how excited the kids were to get it home and decorate.  Here is more proof that simplicity doesn’t trump joy.

USS Alabama

We visited the USS Alabama battleship and the USS Drum submarine in Mobile, Alabama.  We went on a self-guided tour through the ship.  I was impressed with the size of the ship, its maze of rooms and corridors, and the effort it would have taken to keep everything running in wartime.  Many rooms are set up as they would have looked during the 1940s.  We all enjoyed our visit.  I suggest you wear good walking shoes and be prepared to get exercise going up and down narrow staircases.  The day happened to be our wedding anniversary.

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