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West Coast roadtrip: Santa Monica Pier

I have always loved the beach. I grew up in a city that has it's fair share of beautiful beaches and even now that I live thousands of miles away from home, I still love the beach and always look forward to going to one when I get a chance.

Spring break of 2016, me and my family took a long roadtrip from New Mexico to California. Of course going to the beach was on our list of things to do and places to see especially in sunny southern California.
California was already love at first sight, Santa Monica Pier made me fall in love with California even more. Clear bue skies, friendly people and water that seems to go on forever.
What really amused me was the Carnival on the pier, walking up and down watching people do their thing, giving smiles to the tourists like us and to the locals,  go gaga with the fishes that were caught by the people fishing, enjoying the view and the moment!
My Kids had a blast, when it was time to leave they begged for a few more minutes, just sitting on…

Food stop: Tacos Mexicanos,Pensacola.

Since I moved to Florida a year ago I have been discovering places to see and things to do, haven't really posted about my Florida experiences but I will get back on track real soon.
We started visiting other cities in Florida since we moved here last year and i will start posting those places once i get everything in order, we have also visited another state or two since our move. We been spending most of our weekends at the beach and finally decided it's time to move on to other experiences, discovering food places that we haven't tried before. I am not talking about the bigger name companies, we are going to start trying local food places.
Starting off With Tacos Mexicanos. I am not really into Mexican food except for the tacos I make at home but why not give it a try?
Tacos Mexicanos is located at 3000 N 12th avenue in Pensacola, Florida. Really easy to find if you are from around Pensacola, if not, definitely use your GPS. 
Like I mentioned earlier, I am not really i…

Visiting New Orleans

When you say New Orleans, the first thought that comes to mind is Mardi gras. We tend to overlook the historic places New Orleans has to offer. 
We took a day trip to new Orleans a few weeks back, our main reason going there was to bring my mom to the Casino but of course we can't miss the opportunity to do a little sight-seeing while we were there.
Initial thought of new Orleans? Traffic and crowded. Streets are full of out of state vehicles and sidewalks full of tourists. parking is hard to find and of course once you find one it will definitely be a paid parking spot. 

 The infamous Bourbon street

tour buses are everywhere

Once we found a good parking spot, we started walking around the city.  We visited Saint Louis Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in the United States.

street performers were busy doing their thing on the side walks while tourists like us happily watch them perform.

We also walked along the Mississippi river, there were some ferries that toured down the river b…

Dryel, FULL clean clothes at HALF the price!

Welcome back to another wonderful day in the life of yours truly. As some of you all  may already know by now, I recently moved to Florida and  I'm loving every single day of being here.
My kids are now in school and both are doing great, I have also found a job that I do love, a Monday to Friday job so I still get to spend quality time with my kiddos :)

And of course, this is Florida, there are so many things to do and see, and we make sure we get to spend our weekends exploring Florida. 
And yes, we also found  a place that we can call home, nice and comfy and conveniently located near the place I work at and also my kids school. The only downside is it doesn't have washer and dryer hook-ups. But I don't really worry much about that, I have Dryel!

So after work on Friday, me and my hubby do the laundry, kinda like date night but in a laundromat, haha! So we always have a weeks worth of laundry that we do, normal everyday clothes and our work clothes. We gotta make sure …

Moving to Florida with Dryel

Hello and welcome once again to another day in my life with Dryel, this is a milestone, why? Read on.

Me and my family opted to take a huge step in our lives and recently moved to the Sunshine state, Florida! With just enough savings in our accounts and a lot of determination, we took the risk of starting from scratch in a state that we know nothing about except from what we read and see on the internet and hanging on to the belief that in bigger cities comes better opportunities.

So far so good and we are loving it. Found an apartment and finally settling in. Got our basic necessities that we need in our new apartment except for two major appliances, a washer and a dryer! So for the meantime we religiously go to the laundromat once a week to wash our clothes. No biggie. Clothes we wear everyday are washed at the laundromat. But, I need a job and of course along with job hunting comes those interviews that I need to loook my best. So what do I do? I wear my best clothes! How do I kee…

Roadtrip: White Sands National Monument

During one of our day trips to Rui Doso to go to the Inn of the Mountain Gods, a beautiful hotel and casino located right next to the Mescalero lake, we decided to drive a few more miles going to Alamagordo, new Mexico to see White Sands.

A little information about White Sands. In the heart of the Tularosa Basin you will be able to see one of Nature's greatest wonder, White Sands. Dune after Dunes of Gypsum sand covering an area of about 275 square miles. 
Part of this area is also a missile test site for the air force and there is a base located near by, Holloman air force base. 
It was a beautiful sunny day when we arrived at White Sands, it wasn't hot which made it nice to walk around the sand barefoot. 
Fine Gypsum sand make up the White Sands park. A few searches on google says that this area use to be a lake. Miles and miles of white sand
 People flock to this place to witness first hand the beauty of nature.
 My kids miss the beach so much that they were very happy pl…

Dryel 101: At home dry cleaner

Are you getting tired of your favorite pair of jeans fading, how about that expensive shirt that fits perfectly shrinking after each and every wash? Or  you just don't find the time squeezing in going to the dry cleaners to drop of your items and picking them up at a later date?
Well I'll let you in on of my my secrets. Save time, save money and make your clothes and garments last longer and keep on looking new. 

Dryel, at home dry cleaner! With a portion of the cost it takes you to get your garments professionally cleaned, you can do this in the comfort of your own home.
What is Dryel and how does it work? ~ Dryel uses a patented process for dry clean only clothes and special garments. Using your dryer, the heat activates the cleaning solution in the Ultra cleaning cloth that releases a steam that penetrates and cleans your clothes, getting rid of body soil and odors.
How long does it take to clean clothes with Dryel? ~ There is two ways of using Dryel. A 15 minute process to …

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

I haven't been doing that much travelling lately due to the fact that the kids are always in school and my husband doesn't have the weekends off. Luckily My hubby and kids didn't have school or work on President's day so we planned a day trip to the Carldsbad Caverns.
From Clovis, New Mexico where I am from up to Carlbad Caverns is roughly 3 and 1/2 hours drive. Not that bad of a drive but the dull scenic view will take a toll on you, my husband kept on yawning the whole drive.
We left home around 7am and reached the park about 11:30, thats after stopping over for breakfast and a car wash at one of the small towns along the way.

This is the entrance to the caverns, you have two options here, take the elevator down or take a hike through the natural entrance going down. We opted for the elevator because we had our kids with us.  From the main entrance, the cavern is 750ft underground. We went on President's day so the entrance was free, otherwise it would be $10. …