• Sanibel Island, Sanibel, FL, United States
    Mar 24, 2017

    We got to go shelling on Sanibel Island! We spent a few hours combing the beach in the early hours on March 24, 2017 on Bowman's Beach. We got there before the crowds started showing up. Beautiful turquoise water! We found Florida Fighti...
  • Siesta Key, FL, United States
    Mar 23, 2017

    We learned about Siesta Key after seeing a show on The Travel Channel. It is said to be the #1 beach in the USA...we definitely saw why! Siesta Key was easily the most beautiful beach we've ever been to. The sand is so fine, it is like w...
  • Sarasota, FL, United States
    Mar 22, 2017

     After doing some research on areas in Florida, we decided we needed to visit Sarasota. What a dream! Gorgeous beaches, great food, easy to get around...what's not to love? Siesta Key was easily the most beautiful beach we've ever been t...
  • Mar 22, 2017

    Beautiful sculpture! Very happy be got to see and photograph it.
  • Feb 28, 2017

    We started Aerial Yoga class together  on February 28. The night could not have been better! Most the participants were new to Aerial Yoga (like us) and the instructor was very helpful. There was a thunderstorm that night. At one point, ...
  • Dec 19, 2016

    MuddyCollies.com has officially been launched! Check out and follow our travel blog! You can also find us at - Instagram: Read More
  • Colorado, United States
    Sep 30, 2016

    We went to Colorado late September for a short venture. The first night we stayed in a cute little cabin in Loveland, CO. The view was fabulous and we continuously had wild deer come up to our door to eat corn provided by our Airbnb host...
  • Sep 4, 2016

    We went to Zombie Burger + Drink Lab in downtown Des Moines, IA on September 4th. I ordered the Cinnamon Toast Crunch shake....I absolutely loved it. I would go out of my way to get it again!  My burger was yummy, but nothing beats that ...
  • Sep 3, 2016

    We went to Starved Rock State Park on September 3rd....Labor Day weekend. Although I loved it & would definitely go back again,  I would never go during a holiday weekend again! It was so packed full of people. I think it would have ...
  • Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, La Pointe, WI, United States
    Jul 2, 2016

    We finally made it out to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior. Bayfield is a sweet little town with some awesome hometown restaurants. We boarded a boat that was touring the Apostle Islands. The skipper gave some comm...
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Apr 3, 2016

    Deana decided to take hoop classes that started in April 2016. Instantly fell in love!
  • Moreton Island, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Feb 13, 2016

    We went to Moreton Island on February 13. It started out raining for 2 hours. That put a little damper on things but once the sky cleared up and we got to see that shipwrecks, it was fantastic. The beach sand is so soft. The water was be...
  • Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Feb 12, 2016

    We absolutely love Brisbane. Beautiful city, lovely people. South Bank Parklands was our favorite area. We'd love to go back and spend time in Brisbane again.  
  • Fitzroy Island, Queensland, Australia
    Feb 11, 2016

    Fitzroy Island was such a great experience. The beach is full of dead corals that washed up shore and there was a ton to see snorkeling. We even got to see a sea turtle feeding.  
  • Fitzroy Island, Queensland, Australia
    Feb 11, 2016

     On February 11, 2016, while traveling in Australia; we went to Fitzroy Island in Queensland, Australia. We got a two-seater, sit-on-top kayak and paddled to the other side of the island. It was a great experience & we got to see muc...
  • Feb 9, 2016

     We took a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. It was absolutely beautiful and we would recommend everyone see this wonder before its gone! Truly a life changing experience.
  • Taronga Zoo, Athol Wharf Road, Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
    Feb 7, 2016

    Today we had our picture taken with a koala at the Taronga Zoo! It was asleep. The handler said they sleep about 20 hours a day!  
  • Bondi Beach, New South Wales, Australia
    Feb 6, 2016

    Wow. This walk could not have been more beautiful! We were absolutely in love! More pictures to come.
  • Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Feb 5, 2016

    Gorgeous architecture! It was a bit cloudy, not nearly as crowded as we thought it was going to be. Overall, great experience!  
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Feb 4, 2016

    What a wild ride. We visited Sydney for a few weeks; going to the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Taronga Zoo. Then we flew to Cairns. We went to the Great Barrier Reef and Fitzoy Island. A few more days went by and we flew...
  • Oct 3, 2015

    I (D) flew first-class from Madison, WI to Atlanta, GA on October 3 and then back to Madison, WI on October 6. It was a smaller plane. The seats were slightly bigger than the ones in coach and we were offered free drinks and snacks. Over...
  • Sep 19, 2015

    We have always wanted to do a color run, so we signed up to do the Color Vibe in Dubuque, IA on September 19th, 2015. We don't run.....at least not very fast, but we surprised ourselves with our finish times. It was super fun and we'd lo...
  • Aug 10, 2015

    On August 10, 2015, we rented stand-up paddle boards for the first time. To be honest, we feared falling off the board, but we did ok. We were able to keep our balance and enjoy ourselves. We can definitely see doing this again in the fu...
  • Dripping Springs, TX, United States
    Aug 9, 2015

     Gorgeous place! So blessed that we were able to see this wonder.
  • Austin, TX, United States
    Aug 8, 2015

    We took a decided to take a short trip to Austin, TX in August 2015. Checked out the Hope Outdoor Gallery, ate at Torchy's and The Oasis, went to Hamilton Pool (Dripping Springs, TX) and went stand-up paddle boarding. We had a great time...
  • Spoonbridge and Cherry, Loring Greenway, Minneapolis, MN, United States
    Jul 17, 2015

    After coming across the Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture on Pinterest, we knew we had to see it! It took a 5 hour drive to get us to Minneapolis, but it was worth the drive!
  • Devil's Lake State Park, Park Road, Baraboo, WI, United States
    Jul 3, 2015

    Wow, we didn't think the hike would be as difficult as it was. We thought about turning around half-way up, but we're so happy we kept going. Devil's Lake State Park is gorgeous and we couldn't have chosen a more beautiful day to go! The...
  • Jun 30, 2015

    Today we named a star.  "Pounce's Love You Forever" In memory of Pounce Registration Date: July 1, 2015 This star is dedicated in memory of our beloved Pounce whom went to the heavens at age 10 on March 19, 2013. We love you. We miss ...
  • Louisville, KY, United States
    May 2, 2015

    We attended the Kentucky Derby on May 2, 2015. We had a great time. So much partying going on! We had so much fun, we would love to go again in the future! 
  • Apr 11, 2015

    I am so glad to have experienced the things I have and met people I will never forget. 
  • Feb 16, 2015

    I'm so glad I did this. So much fun and such an amazing new experience! 
  • Madison, WI, United States
    Feb 6, 2015

    We went to Madison, WI's first Comic Con! Ssssooooooo many people in such a small space! We absolutely loved all of the artists. It's amazing what people can do...so creative. Great people, lots of fun & smiles! 
  • Nov 26, 2014

    I (D) am the product of artificial insemination. Although I know my mother's side, I know absolutely nothing about my biological father's side. I have always wondered about my heritage, so I was so excited when I found out about the Ance...
  • Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
    Oct 20, 2014

    We've always wanted to go to Medieval Times. We finally went on October 21, 2014 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Loads of fun. It was actually better than expected. Dinner was so-so, but we didn't go there for the food; I went there for for the sho...
  • Surfside Beach, SC, United States
    Oct 18, 2014

    Surfside Beach, SC was absolutely gorgeous. It was very serene in the early morning hours. Just sat in the sand and listened to the crashing waves. Relaxing.
  • Charleston, SC, United States
    Oct 16, 2014

    Charleston was very charming. Great restaurants, nice people, beautiful city. We visited Magnolia Plantation (which we recommend to everyone) and ate at Charleston Crab House. As we were eating, dolphins were swimming through the bay. It...
  • Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
    Oct 15, 2014

    Fun times in a beautiful location! Easy to get around, restaurants were fabulous (we particularly recommend Crepe Creations Cafe). Was not really impressed with the Ripley's Aquarium....it was pretty small. Either way, this is a city we ...
  • May 18, 2013

    My sister has lived 1 hour from Chicago for many years, so I've been in and out of the city and enjoy it each time I go.
  • Runaway Bay, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
    Sep 20, 2011

    We stayed at the, then, Breezes All-Inclusive in Runaway Bay. We went in September and the weather was perfect for the entire trip. The beach was stunning and the people were fabulous. We were advised by staff not to leave the resort, so...
  • Seattle, WA, United States
    Apr 21, 2011

    I (D) went to Seattle, WA specifically for Sakura Con. The biggest highlight for me was going to see exist†trace in concert! I had a great time, but wish I would have been able to see more of the city.
  • Seattle, WA, United States
    Apr 21, 2011

    I (D) traveled by myself to Seattle, WA. It was my first time traveling somewhere completely unfamiliar to me by myself. It is liberating. I only wish I would have been able to explore more than I did. I did get to experience an awesome ...
  • Mineral Point, WI, United States
    Dec 16, 2010

    We went to a Murder Mystery Dinner with co-workers for a Christmas Party (of all things). Deana was a reindeer and Chris was an elf, lol. It was hilarious, but probably not anything we'll do again.
  • Honolulu, HI, United States
    Aug 16, 2010

    We had the great pleasure to go parasailing in Hawaii in August 2010. We truly could not have picked a better location. Deana does not like heights and did have a brief embarrassing moment when her bikini bottoms came down mid-flight! Lo...
  • Honolulu, HI, United States
    Aug 13, 2010

    We went to Hawaii (Oahu) in March 2010. We loved it so much, we went back in August 2010. It is absolutely gorgeous. In our time spent in Hawaii, we experienced so much more than we ever could have asked for. We encourage people to do th...
  • Twin Cities, MN, United States
    Jul 23, 2010

    We went to a Red Bull Flugtag in July 2010 in Minnesota, USA. We did not participate in a team and simply went to watch. Super fun event. So many people attended! It was an interesting experience.
  • May 11, 2010

    The Lion King was Deana's favorite movie in her childhood. She had always wanted to see the broadway preformance so she was beyond excited when I Chris snapped up tickets when they came to Madison. Neither of us were disappointed. Deana ...
  • Aug 31, 2009

    I (D) submitted a photo of myself in cosplay (Kuukaku Shiba - Bleach) to Cosmode in 2009 after hearing they were accepting submissions from cosplayers in an effort to promote cosplay outside of Japan. I wasn't expecting much. As a matter...
  • Mar 8, 2008

    Chris and I adopted Riley in 2008 from the Kansas Humane Society and Hannah in 2012 from the Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue. We love them both so very much!  
  • Jul 13, 2007

    We first went to the House on the Rock in Wisconsin in July 2007 after longing to get there someday. This is a true oddity. The house sprawls over such a great area and there is just so much going on there! Some is beautiful, some is old...
  • Bloomington, MN, United States
    Mar 23, 2006

    In 2006, we made the 5 hour trek out to Bloomington, MN to shop at the Mall of America. We were only in Bloomington for 1 day. 1 day was definitely not long enough to shop here! We think we only made it through maybe half of the mall. I'...