Hey Everybody!

Welcome to Crystal’s Thoughts!

I am so excited to add this feature to our blog. What better way to ring in my 55th year than to write my first article, (except for being with family, of course). I have a confession… I haven’t always been this excited. Our oldest son mentioned this idea to me a few months ago. He thought some of you might enjoy reading something from me.

Convincing Conversation

By the time we hung up from our conversation, I was on board and even excited about the idea. The next step was to convince Jeff, who didn’t take much. It still took me a while to get started. I have no idea why I am okay speaking on videos but have trouble starting to write.

Crystal enjoys all of the fun she experiences during her travels.

Safe Start-up

Jeff first brought up the idea of a travel blog a couple of years ago. I was like, Heck yeah I’ll travel, while you write the articles.  Little did I know how much goes on behind the scenes, and little did I know how much I would contribute. I wouldn’t trade it for the world, though. In the past two years, we have been to so many fun places, seen amazing animals, and have met the sweetest people.

We love to travel and see new destinations.

Just Hanging Out

Now that you know the who and why, I’d like to fill you in on the what, as in what to expect. First of all, let me reassure you that this is and will always be a travel blog. We like the idea of mixing it up occasionally and hope you do, as well. Jeff’s articles are meant as information to aid you in creating your own itinerary, while mine will be more like chatting with a friend. I mean who doesn’t want to call (oops, I mean text) their friend when they find a cute top or the perfect bracelet to pull an outfit together? I might even tell you a secret or two, but you have to promise not to tell Jeff.

Crystal seems to find new friends around each turn.

New Friendships

We have also created some lasting relationships, because of this blog. And of course, all of you lovely friends who come back time after time to see where our latest adventure took us. We owe all the thanks to you! We wouldn’t be where we are today without all of your support. As of this date, we don’t know how often I will be featured. We do know it will be on Friday, as those are our local days, and I am, after all, a local! Of course, I was the one who was writing the Weekend Edition that our subscribers would get delivered straight to their inbox. Those may have gone by the wayside but we still send out links to each new article, so be sure to subscribe to our emails.

Until next time, friends.



Crystal is always ready for her next adventure.