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Our 100,000th Visitor

Our 100,000th Visitor

Apr 6, 2012

“More trains than you can keep track of!”   That’s the slogan at the Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center in North Platte, Nebraska, where I am blessed to have an exciting part-time job since I became an empty nester.  Each day, I have the opportunity to welcome visitors from all over the world to our great community.  In May, I...

CASA Changes Lives

CASA Changes Lives

Feb 9, 2012

Many empty nesters are searching for an opportunity to provide meaningful volunteer service in their communities. They seek a hands on experience in a safe environment.  Folks seek something more than to simply attend charity events. While fundraising is essential, many empty nesters seek more personal involvement in their volunteer work. As a judicial officer...

Filet of Beef

Filet of Beef with Tomato & Red Onion Salad (From Redbook and Chef Chad Luethje, Miraval Spa & Resort, Tucson, AZ) Makes 4 main dish servings:  each serving about 356 calories   1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 4 large plum tomatoes, seeded and julienned 1/2 small red onion julienned 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, julienned Sea salt and pepper 4 beef filet...

Budget Travel

Budget Travel

Jan 11, 2012

Budget travel for 2012 looks exciting.  There are big bargains to be found for American travelers in so many areas of the world, one being The Azores.  Wondering where this might be?  It’s an autonomous region of Portugal with beautiful walking trails. Want to find out more.  We will be highlighting many of these budget travel destinations over the...

What’s Your 2012 Adventure?

Planning and having a trip or event to look forward to can be exciting and motivating. For so many years, we were planning for our children….soccer tournament weekends, family vacations (kid friendly), boy scout trips and youth group retreats.  These were all good, fun and adventurous in their own way; yet, it’s our time now.  How about planning a...

The Holiday Project

The Holiday Project

Dec 5, 2011

Did you know that only 40% of those in medical institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, V.A. hospitals and others receive visitors at the holidays?  We are highlighting several ways of giving over this holiday season.  Maybe when your family comes into town for Christmas or Hanukkah, you can plan an outing of giving and sharing God’s love to those...