A Not So Daily Dose of Daisy
Master of living a random, unpredictable life.
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One of the best things to do in Texas when its hot is float down the river. Sure Texas is in a stage two or three drought but there is still water in the rivers. We have floated the Comal River and the San Marcos River. We like the San Marcos a lot better than […]

Categories: Family, Nature | 1 Comment

For the last few months Lily has been begging for us to take her tubing. JP had a flight today and the rest of us decided that today was the day that we were going to tackle San Marcos River via tubes. It is about an hour drive out to Martindale, TX to Don’s Fish […]

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This morning my good friend Corey dropped me off in Michigan City, IN where I caught the train to downtown Chicago. Then from Millennium Station I caught another train headed north to near where my brother and his family live. Once I arrived Joy picked me up and we headed to their house. Once Rich […]

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When I was a kid things were a lot different than they are for Lily. It seems like we spent a lot more time outside then we did inside. Walking through the woods exploring seemed to take up hours of our time. This afternoon Lily and Cameron were upstairs playing Barbie for a long time […]

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I am sure that you have heard that the state flower of Texas is the Bluebonnet, right? Well did you know that Texas actually has 5 state flowers? They are 5 different types of Bluebonnets. The two predominant species of bluebonnets are found growing naturally only in Texas and at no other location in the […]

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We see these guys running around the yard, in the trees, etc every single day but I have never seen them doing this. I found these frisky little critters out on the back porch. Hmmm.   I went online and this is what I learned about them : Often mistaken for chameleons, the green anole […]

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This morning our plan was to ditch the Coachella Valley and headed East on Interstate 10 to the Joshua Tree National Park. Our first stop was at the Cottonwood Visitors Center. Since we were now at about 3,000 feet it was a little windy and sorta chilly. Marlene bought a sweatshirt in the visitors center […]


When I was younger (like pre-Lily days) and lived in Washington we use to spend a lot of weekend time in the forest. There is so much lush green forest, tons of trails and endless things to see and do. One of my favorite things was always the Ice Caves. So on Thursday night when we […]


This morning after James and Suzie left for work me and the kids were ready for our day of adventure together. What is better than a group of cousins hanging out together having fun for the day? They are all pretty close in age (Lily is 8, Stevie is 7 & Tangerine is 5) and they are generally amused […]


As I was laying in bed thinking about what to do today I decided I wanted to go on an adventure. I grabbed my laptop and went to www.roadsideamerica.com to plan a day trip. I picked four odd roadside attractions in and around San Antonio and mapped them out. Our total trip was to 72 miles round […]


It has been a few days since I wrote because I have been hanging out in South Haven, MI. I did lots of stuff and saw lots of people but I didn’t take a lot of pictures. In no particular order these are some of the things we did: Lily caught her very first frog […]


Check out the map below. We put in a solid 8+ hour day today of being a tourist and driving really far! Lily slept for the first couple hours of our trip while we went from St Ignace, MI to Paradise, MI. Right before we drove into Paradise I saw Lake Superior. Sure she was sleeping […]


We left Vanessa’s house this morning and headed north on Hwy 23/I-75. The town that we had in mind to stop at for the night is less than 3 hours away so we were not really in a big hurry to get there. Our first stop was in Flint, MI. If you know anything about […]


Today we headed out to Independence Lake which is very near Vanessa’s house here in Whitmore Lake. It’s a pretty nice park that has beach access, a rock climb thing, paddle boat rentals, a concession stand, bathrooms, a splash zone and a playground. Before we left home Vanessa made hamburger patties to bbq for lunch. […]


Today was day 2 of our beach adventures. Shauna and the babies had too much sun the day before so Lily, Gage, JP and I headed down to the beach without them. Here is the sweetest picture of the day. Lily and Gage are both big talkers either one can talk you ear off about pretty much […]


One of my favorite things in the entire world to do is hang out at the beach. I don’t mind the fact that sand gets everywhere or that it there is a chance of getting bitten by pretty much anything in the water, I still love it. That was the plan for today… hang out on the […]


A couple days ago JP asked me to take a picture of the brown patches that are popping up in our lawn and ask someone at the nursery if they knew why it was happening. I decided today was the day to do my research. Here is our front lawn. Do you see the brown patches?   […]


I would guess that about 80% of the people that come to our house at one point will end up in the pool. The math is pretty simple: San Antonio + dessert climate + 90° or more outside + big blue wet pool in the backyard = POOL TIME! So now imagine that when you leave my  house you forget your sunglasses. Next time you […]


I got an email from my sister today that said: I’m sure you have seen everybody from Michigan complaining about this today on facebook.  This is why I need to move…SNOW in the middle of April.  The girls are outside right now, playing in it.   Love you, Vanessa This my friends is a good […]

Categories: Allergies, Cameras, Nature | 1 Comment

Today is the first day in a long time that I was able to come home and not really do anything. JP works in Austin on Wednesdays so me and Lily are always on our own. I am usually so busy doing stuff that I don’t really get any me time. I found some today! […]

Categories: Beaches, Nature, Water | 1 Comment

I was looking for a picture on my phone when I saw this one. I know that I posted it on my facebook last month when I took the picture but I don’t think I ever posted it on here. We found a bunch of these guys on the beach in the Gulf of Mexico. It […]