Author Archives: Serene

About Serene

We live full time in our fifth wheel and travel and volunteer. We remember everyday how blessed we are to have the opportunity to live this season of our lives in this way. Our black lab, Elko, keeps us company along the way.

All Things

The number one tourist destination in this region of New Mexico is Ruidoso Downs. Racing occurs throughout the summer season.   On Labor Day the winner of the All American Futurity receives the largest purse in quarter-horse racing, $3 million. … Continue reading

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Smokey Bear: There’s More to the Story

I grew up with the story of Smokey Bear.  I even taught Smokey’s story as a kindergarten teacher. A bear cub was rescued during a forest fire and nursed back to health. He was named Smokey and became a messenger … Continue reading

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“It’s Amazing!!”

It’s Amazing!   That is what we said over and over again at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. We decided a year ago to meet Art and Beth at the Fiesta and coordinated arrival so we were parked side by side. … Continue reading

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Four Corners – We Pick Colorado

The title sounds as though we went to Four Corners, whirled the spinner, and chose Colorado.  Although some people travel that way, we don’t. Colorado was pre-planned but Four Corners wasn’t. We had both been to Four Corners before, the … Continue reading

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Moab, Monument Valley and Movies

Southern Utah is a favorite region for us because of superb scenery and interesting cultures. This week we visited an old favorite, Moab, and a new favorite, Monument Valley.   You may not have physically been to either, but you’ve … Continue reading

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Repair and Replace

Repair and Replace has been the theme of our month in Boise as Randy and the problematic things on our fifth-wheel have been “fixed.” Randy’s recheck and maintenance treatments went as well as we could have hoped. Physical results, chemical … Continue reading

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Randy and Trip Facts

Randy had his bladder cancer re-check today and it went well. The doctor said “That’s a good looking bladder.”   We are very thankful! The second part of today’s exam was a urine cytology which we will hear on next … Continue reading

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