Life can be so incredibly hectic. There’s always so much to do! Ugh!
It can be hard to remember, but it’s really, really good to just relax sometimes.
I, personally, find it difficult to prioritize spending a little idle time every once and a while, but I encourage you to give yourself a break and “massage your nervous” system for a few minutes by simply being still and listening to this beautiful and relaxing melody….
There’s just something about this song! Do you agree???
It’s titled, “River Flows in You.” What does that mean to you?
As many of you know, my hubby Chad and I are from Omaha, NE…but 5 years ago, we decided to sell our property there…buy an RV…and hit the road!
I haven’t blogged much about our travels because: (1) this blog was originally intended to be about natural foods, (2) we’ve been really busy exploring, experiencing and photographing new things…and (3) we’ve often had limited or no internet along the way.
But, now we are sitting still for a while… living in our RV and working at a campground along the coast of California. So I’m finally sitting down (with my newly-acquired, awesome unlimited internet access) to share some of our most amazing experiences and photos from along our journey. I hope you enjoy the ride and the evolution of the content here!
Oh, and don’t worry…we’ll still be doing the natural foods thing here, too! Just with a sprinkle of RV life, nature and wildlife photos and experiences, and anything else that makes my heart sing! 🙂
Okay, so onto the hawks and owls…
Wow! We had an absolutely amazing time at the “Raptor Free Flight” show at the Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ (see video below)! Please, please, please add this to your “bucket list” if you love birds!
The trainers of these hawks and owls have taught them to swoop right over the heads of the audience – and you could feelthe breeze from their wings! It was incredible!
I couldn’t catch every swoop on camera…it was tricky with so much going on….but you’ll see some good examples every minute or 2 in the footage below.
These birds are highly trained, yet free to leave (for the wild) if they so choose. That’s explained by the trainer near the end of this video.
Luckily, they choose to stick around to perform awe-inspiring shows like this!
They are not tethered or wearing bracelets or anything…just “free flight” amazing-ness out in the open desert. We stuck around for both 30-minute shows that day, so this is just a taste of the full hour of experience we had.
Oh, and I absolutely LOVE raptors, so you can imagine I was in complete heaven that afternoon!!!!
Have you ever attended a show like this? I’d love to hear about it below!!
Here’s a simple way to dice an onion into uniform pieces, without having to chase it all around your cutting board. This method can also be used for shallots and garlic cloves…but I’d use a smaller knife 🙂