50th Texas State Park and Loving Every Minute of It!

50th Texas State Park and Loving Every Minute of It!

Scott and I finally made it to our 50th Texas State Park, Pedernales Falls State Park, just outside of Johnson City.  We were able to do a little hiking and just enjoy being in the outdoors. While we were there, we took a few minutes and did a quick Outside Our Box so we could celebrate our latest goal achievement.

We had such an amazing time getting lost on the hike and seeing some of the Pedernales River.  The camping looked to be clean and comfortable so we will be looking to visit again so we can kayak the river eventually.

Thanks for all the support all of you have shared and all the encouragement.

3,000 Views!  And Now We Can Giveaway A Bus!

3,000 Views! And Now We Can Giveaway A Bus!

Scott and I have been working diligently on our YouTube Channel and finally hit our first goal of 3,000 views.  We are so excited and appreciative for everyone who took the time to stop and watch what we were doing.  Because we reached this goal and it was because of all of YOU, we decided to give away a bus.  Well, it is a hand-embroidered bus patch that I embroidered just for you.

This little fella is 5″ wide and 2.75″ tall. He is made with DMC threads, cotton fabric, and a felt backing; taking me approximately nine hours to stitch up just for you.

Wouldn’t this look great with your National and State Park patches?  I think he would fit in nicely.  If you would like to enter the drawing for him, you will need to do one or all of the following as soon as you can, entries end Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 11:59 PM Central Time.  We will be announcing the winner on YouTube sometime in the evening of Thursday, February 9, 2017.

Below are the written rules.

▼To enter the video there are eight ways you can!▼
Visit Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stitchntraveler/
(each of these are ways to enter and you can do all of them for a chance in the giveaway)

1. You must have already liked our page or Like when you visit it.
2. You can “like” the post about this video.
3. You can “comment” on the post about this video.
4. You can “share” the post about this video with your friends.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQdaRAGj0OwDOnNWhvUe8Sg
5. Comment in the comment section below about your funniest trip, most exotic trip, favorite vacation destinations, just tell us about your travels!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stitchntraveler/

6: If you already follow us, you are in the drawing. If you are not, visit our Instagram and Follow us.
7. Click the heart under the post about this Giveaway!
8. Comment on the post about this Giveaway!

That’s it! Eight easy ways to enter to win the drawing for the Bus Patch!

Entry for this drawing ends at 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 5, 2017, Central Time.

We will announce the winner on Wednesday, February 9, 2017, some time after 5:00 PM, Central Time.


***Unfortunately before we set this out we were at 3,000 views.  However, I came in on 1/24/2017 to find that YouTube had deleted about 228 views putting us below the 3,000.  I was quite bummed.  We are still running the giveaway because we still appreciate all of you and your watch time!

3,000 views on January 22, 2017 YAY!


And, down to 2,801 views on 1/24/17. Rather dazed and confused as to how this happened.

Good Luck!

Time For No Regrets

Time For No Regrets

 There are times have to go through frustration to find our strength and purpose.  We have been dealing with many health issues but are we going to allow them to stop us?  There are times it seems we will never achieve the things we want to because it feels too difficult, but that is when we find answers if we will just stop and figure out how to overcome it all.

Scott and I were both told by our parents to continue with the traveling and to do what it is we love.  This is what we love to do, but with us in our 50’s is it too late?  Take a look at the video and see what the answer to that is.

Don’t forget to give our video a “thumbs up” and “subscribe” to our YouTube channel.  We really appreciate all of you and your time.

A New Season Begins

A New Season Begins



We decided to start a new season for our videos not only because it has been a year since we started our YouTube channel journey, but for the many changes that are going on in our lives.  Between the new logo and set up on the website to the new format we are pursuing in our videos to the exciting new living plans we have coming up we are definitely outside our box!


You can find the latest video Outside Our Box – The New Season Begins at our YouTube channel.  Enjoy and remember to give us a thumbs up, share it with your friends, and subscribe to not miss any of our future videos.

Thanks so much for all your support and remember to get out and live life outside your box!


On A Roll!

On A Roll!

Scott and I seem to be on fire lately when it comes to getting work completed.  Last night he was able to get quite a few photos processed from our weekend adventure and I was completely my second video for the week.  We were definitely hard at work over the past few days.

After coming to the realization that I was not ready to be a Daily Vlogger, I decided to do a weekly vlog telling you about the previous week’s adventure.  Last week it was all work and no play until Thursday came along and then BLAM! we had an adventure in the making.  Funny how you just expect to be out for the day and end up getting home the late evening the next day.  Want to find out more?  Check out my weekly vlog HERE!

Finding My Footing

On Monday we had a bit of a surprise on Facebook.  Sunday we were holding at 86 followers, but Monday I get a text from Scott to find we we had just passed our first milestone.  We were finally over 100 followers.  I know it doesn’t seem like much but for six months we had been holding at 86 followers and were starting to feel as if we weren’t doing something right.  I am not sure what happened, but we were so relieved to find out we weren’t wasting our time.  Yes, this is all a hobby right now, but we are trying to turn this into something worth your time and ours.

100 Thank You!for the 100 Facebook Followers! (2)

Yesterday I decided to get my to do list finished and the last thing on it was to process the Outside Our Box – Episode 7 video.  It took all day because I wanted to do more than just slap an introduction, title, and closing to it.  I took my time and added the extra photos to make it interesting and then added what a friends calls “Renism’s” to it.  When we viewed it last night at 10:30pm, I realized I needed to change a thing or two.  Not feeling up to the time to change it all, I waited until this morning to do the work.  However, it is now up and ready for your viewing!  You can see it HERE!

Outside Our Box

Today I am starting to work on the Waco Mammoth National Monument video and post.  I figured I would get the more recent things done and play catch up with the later things.  I am sure you are curious about the Davis Mountains trip and a few other things we have been working on.

Not only have we been working on the videos and such, but we have been working on the website.  I have added a few more projects to the projects page and on my page.  It seems we are constantly coming up with new and interesting, be it interesting just to us, ideas to pursue. It just keeps us out of trouble and gives you more to see.

Looks like time is getting away from me so I had better get back to work.  Remember to get out, live life outside your box!


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