CarbonTails Monthly Star Citizen Package Giveaway

Join us on the Carbontails_GiP channel. As a thank you to the community we are doing a monthly giveaway. There are several ways to enter this giveaway. First, go to https://gleam.io/CK4Dw/carbontails-star-citizen-monthly-giveaway-november and follow the instructions. Additionally, you can use 500 of your Twitch channel points per stream to gain an extra entry; we also give out random secret codes if you stick around long enough. Come join in the festivities.

You do NOT need to be present to win. The winner will get a whisper on Twitch to get the appropriate information for the giveaway and will have 7 days to respond. If there is no response in 7 days we will draw another name.

The winner will be given the opportunity to choose one of the following items:

  1. Mustang Alpha Game Package with Squadron 42 (6 months insurance)
  2. RSI Aurora Game Package with Squadron 42 (6 months insurance)
  3. Avenger Titan Invictus Game Package without SQ42 (Invictus Skin + 10 Year Insurance)
  4. Greycat Industirial ROC Warbond Edition without GP and SQ42 (Lifetime Insurance)
  5. Tumbril Cyclone MT Warbond Edition without GP and SQ42 (Lifetime Insurance)

See you in the Verse!

Girl-in-Pigtails

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CarbonTails Monthly Star Citizen Package Giveaway

Join us on the Carbontails_GiP channel. As a thank you to the community we are doing a monthly giveaway. There are several ways to enter this giveaway. First, go to https://gleam.io/S1XBV/carbontails-star-citizen-monthly-giveaway-october and follow the instructions. Additionally, you can use 500 of your Twitch channel points per stream to gain an extra entry; we also give out random secret codes if you stick around long enough. Come join in the festivities.

You do NOT need to be present to win. The winner will get a whisper on Twitch to get the appropriate information for the giveaway and will have 7 days to respond. If there is no response in 7 days we will draw another name.

The winner will be given the opportunity to choose one of the following items:

  1. Mustang Alpha Game Package with Squadron 42 (6 months insurance)
  2. RSI Aurora Game Package with Squadron 42 (6 months insurance)
  3. Avenger Titan Invictus Game Package without SQ42 (Invictus Skin + 10 Year Insurance)
  4. Greycat Industirial ROC Warbond Edition without GP and SQ42 (Lifetime Insurance)
  5. Tumbril Cyclone MT Warbond Edition without GP and SQ42 (Lifetime Insurance)

See you in the Verse!

Girl-in-Pigtails

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Stream Room “Finished?”

Stream Room (complete)!

It took a lot of hard work and couldn’t have done it without my best friend and better half. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do. There are still a few things to add but the majority is done!

See you in the verse!

Girl in Pigtails

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The Return to Bier Fest…

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I can’t believe it was in 2015 when we did our first big trip to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. We were celebrating our hard work of diet and exercise. This trip was no different… we were celebrating the completion of our Conqueror Challenge “The Romantic Road” which was 268 miles. A big thanks to our Star Citizen Community for helping us claim that goal in time.

So, we packed our bags Thursday night (thank goodness – we had a lot of stuff) and left Friday at 5:30am to Williamsburg. The drive wasn’t too bad considering it was Labor Day weekend and made it by 9am. Cody did so well and was very content with his car seat and tablet playing Cars.

We stopped by the hotel first to drop off everything and set the room up. Cody loves his inflatable bed and of course we had to put Cars on (again)!

The best tip for this trip is getting the ultimate VIP parking. The lines to get into the park were insane but once we got through, we got super close parking and separate security entrance. This made getting into the park quicker and also gave us the opportunity to get to the car quickly if we needed anything.

We got a locker as per norm then booked it to our Family Fun Tour. This was $60 per person and included a tour guide, meet and greet with the animals, a train tour and Sesame Street Character Meet. Along with all this, we also got a photo pass. Pretty epic deal! We got to go in the stables and meet the beautifully large Clydesdales and Border Collies at the highland stables. We learned how they are trained and they showed off some of their tricks. We also had an opportunity to meet a Barn Owl. The trainers were amazing and very excited to tell us about the animals.

Cody did so good on the train, until it started moving. Our tour guide gave us some insight on the park and apparently there are three trains in rotation at the park – we were on the Blue train today. We even got to meet the conductor who gave us an in-depth tour of the train and I got to blow the whistle (twice)!

The Sesame Street Character Meet was the end of our 2.5 hour Family Fun Adventure! Cody of course gave each character a high ‘low’ five but did great for his first time.

We got some lunch at Marco Polo’s Marketplace and settled in for a mini concert. The pizza was actually pretty good and Cody boy had some milky milk!

We ended up going back to the hotel mid day just for a break from the heat and crowds. It was SO worth it! Cody was able to take a nap if he needed and we could change and replenish our snacks.

This has been voted the most beautiful park for a couple years now… and it does not disappoint.

Day 2- we focused on everything Bier Fest and even got dressed up for the occasion. We got a locker again and brought our Pico to join our adventure.

The best part about going to Bier Fest on the last weekend, is that they start decorating for Halloween!

Pico had some great food too…

Cody also had his first ride… and looked terrified but Papa was there so he was a big boy.

Cody had to have a second after all that excitement…

We stopped by a few shops…

Pico got into some trouble…

And last but not least… Cody and Pico got their scream on with the Ohpa Band… the Bier Fest part wasn’t as event filled as it was back in 2015 but we still had a ton of fun!

The two days at Busch Gardens was a much needed mini vaca and it is just getting us more and more excited for our two week trip to Disney World at the end of the year. But before we went back to the grind… we had to stop for some unbelievable dough nuts at Duck Donuts… yes that is a Maple Bacon doughnut.

We will see you in the next adventure!

Girl in Pigtails

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CarbonTails Monthly Star Citizen Package Giveaway

Join us on the Carbontails_GiP channel. As a thank you to the community we are doing a monthly giveaway. There are several ways to enter this giveaway. First, go to https://gleam.io/obin5/carbontails-star-citizen-monthly-giveaway-september and follow the instructions. Additionally, you can use 500 of your Twitch channel points per stream to gain an extra entry; we also give out random secret codes if you stick around long enough. Come join in the festivities.

You do NOT need to be present to win. The winner will get a whisper on Twitch to get the appropriate information for the giveaway and will have 7 days to respond. If there is no response in 7 days we will draw another name.

The winner will be given the opportunity to choose one of the following items:

  1. Mustang Alpha Game Package with Squadron 42 (6 months insurance)
  2. RSI Aurora Game Package with Squadron 42 (6 months insurance)
  3. Avenger Titan Invictus Game Package without SQ42 (Invictus Skin + 10 Year Insurance)
  4. Greycat Industirial ROC Warbond Edition without GP and SQ42 (Lifetime Insurance)
  5. Tumbril Cyclone MT Warbond Edition without GP and SQ42 (Lifetime Insurance)

See you in the Verse!

Girl-in-Pigtails

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CarbonTails Monthly Star Citizen Package Giveaway

Join us on the Carbontails_GiP channel. As a thank you to the community we are doing a monthly giveaway. There are several ways to enter this giveaway. First, go to https://gleam.io/competitions/uS1Ae-carbontails-star-citizen-monthly-giveaway-august  and follow the instructions. Additionally, you can use 500 of your Twitch channel points per stream to gain an extra entry; we also give out random secret codes if you stick around long enough. Come join in the festivities.

You do NOT need to be present to win. The winner will get a whisper on Twitch to get the appropriate information for the giveaway and will have 7 days to respond. If there is no response in 7 days we will draw another name.

The winner will be given the opportunity to choose one of the following items:

  1. Mustang Alpha Game Package with Squadron 42 (6 months insurance)
  2. RSI Aurora Game Package with Squadron 42 (6 months insurance)
  3. Avenger Titan Invictus Game Package without SQ42 (Invictus Skin + 10 Year Insurance)
  4. Greycat Industirial ROC Warbond Edition without GP and SQ42 (Lifetime Insurance)
  5. Tumbril Cyclone MT Warbond Edition without GP and SQ42 (Lifetime Insurance)

See you in the Verse!

Girl-in-Pigtails

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CarbonTails Monthly Star Citizen Package Giveaway

Join us on the Carbontails_GiP channel. As a thank you to the community we are doing a monthly giveaway. There are several ways to enter this giveaway. First, go to https://gleam.io/R74ZE/carbontails-star-citizen-monthly-giveaway-july and follow the instructions. Additionally, you can use 500 of your Twitch channel points per stream to gain an extra entry; we also give out random secret codes if you stick around long enough. Come join in the festivities.

You do NOT need to be present to win. The winner will get a whisper on Twitch to get the appropriate information for the giveaway and will have 7 days to respond. If there is no response in 7 days we will draw another name.

The winner will be given the opportunity to choose one of the following items:

  1. Mustang Alpha Game Package with Squadron 42 (6 months insurance)
  2. RSI Aurora Game Package with Squadron 42 (6 months insurance)
  3. Avenger Titan Invictus Game Package without SQ42 (Invictus Skin + 10 Year Insurance)
  4. Greycat Industirial ROC Warbond Edition without GP and SQ42 (Lifetime Insurance)
  5. Tumbril Cyclone MT Warbond Edition without GP and SQ42 (Lifetime Insurance)

See you in the Verse!

Girl-in-Pigtails

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Annapolis

Our city walks have become very popular over the years in our household. Our main goal for city walking is just to be out exercising. There is usually little to no cost compared to other weekend activities like amusement parks or even hiking.

To get started: pick a city you want to go to. I usually try to pick something that is about an hour or so from our house. By the end of the day, the last thing you want, while being exhausted, is a long drive home.

Do a little bit of research.

Find an area in the town you want to explore. Usually downtown areas are the best! Annapolis has a wonderful historic downtown area with plenty of monuments, shops and a water front to get up close and personal with some boats.

Once you know the area, search for where you will park. I ended up finding a great location in Annapolis that was perfect by just searching on Google and reading some reviews. It was a covered garage that had free parking on the weekends and it was far enough away that traffic wasn’t an issue.

As far a food goes, downtowns have unique local places to eat. But because we are trying to lose weight and save some cash, we packed a picnic!

During our walk we found a college campus next to the parking garage. It was a perfect location for a picnic! And during the summer the campus was pretty much all to ourselves.

We ended up walking around the city for about 6 miles exploring the sites and just having a relaxing time.

A couple tips:

Take a ton of pictures! These are great free mementos that capture your experience but you can also use those pictures as reminders of things (or places) you may want to go back and try.

Bring a reusable cup or water bottle to stay hydrated. There is usually a Starbucks or Cafe downtown and ice water is free. It’s also a great place to use the restroom.

Don’t be afraid to take free maps or flyers. These are a great way to find local events or coupons that you might have not known otherwise.

Pack two bags. One for light travel while walking that has the basics like wallets, phones, snacks, etc.

The bigger bag, you can leave in the car and come back to get other necessities like other clothes, bigger food/drink items, etc. You don’t want to lug all that stuff around because it will ware you out and the bulk will make it harder to move around crowded areas.

Remember where you parked. Take a picture of the cross streets or use a phone app that tells you where you left your car. It will come in handy if you are new to the city.

At the end of our trip, it only cost us gas money and we had the best time!

Another tradition I would like to do from now on is find the best local ice cream. I mean come on… you deserve a little treat after a big walk!

Go explore and have fun!

Girl-in-Pigtails

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It Begins… (Again)

The hubby and I have always gone through the weight loss fitness journey. We’ve done so many exercise and diet plans from hiking, biking, heavy weight lifting, p90x, intermittent fasting but this year we thought we would try something different… virtual races.

Having a new baby doesn’t leave a lot of time to do an intense workout for 3 hours a day. It’s just too much for us so, we had to come up with something that we could do as a family. We love walking and found The Conqueror Challenges where a prefect fit to loosing our COVID weight gain.

The benefits of the challenges:

You can do it at your own pace with whatever exercise you choose. We decided walking is best for us. It gets us out of the house which is great since we’ve become hermits during the pandemic. Walking is easy for us to do with a 1 year old, all we need is the stroller and some good walking shoes.

The exercise is easy to track. We’ve linked our exercise app (under armor mapmyfitness) to the Conqueror app. Sometimes it takes about a day for the apps to update but it’s an easy press play and go tracker.

The Conqueror Challenges allow for teams to contribute to the overall goal. This brings us accountability and camaraderie.

You get stuff! Depending on the package you buy, you get… Entry into the challenge, Stunning finishers medal, Virtual postcards along the way,
Plant 5 real trees, and/or a T-shirt. This is highly motivating and the minimum package cost is about $30 which at least comes with a medal.

Again, going back to exercise, the best type is the one YOU will do consistently.

In the last 4 weeks, the hubby has lost about 14lbs and I’ve lost 5lbs. We just completed The Inca Trail Challenge which was 26 miles.

We plan to do The Romantic Trail which is 268 miles. The medal is a little beer stein which is perfect to bring on our reward trip.

Click the picture for the link to this challenge!

As a reward for our hard work over the next 13 weeks, we are planning a trip to Busch Gardens Williamsburg on September 4, 2021. We intend to drive down on Friday September 3, 2021 and arrive in time to have a nice dinner and relaxing night. We will have a full day at Busch Gardens on Saturday September 4, 2021 and then travel back home on Sunday September 5, 2021.

Click the picture for a link to the site!

If you are new, check out our first adventure and how we did How To: Bier Fest with Beer “Stein” Dude. Can’t wait to do it again!

Girl-In-Pigtails

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CarbonTails Monthly Star Citizen Package Giveaway

Join us on the Carbontails_GiP channel. As a thank you to the community we are doing a monthly giveaway. There are several ways to enter this giveaway. First, go to https://gleam.io/competitions/qzfpz-carbontails-star-citizen-monthly-giveaway-june and follow the instructions. Additionally, you can use 500 of your Twitch channel points per stream to gain an extra entry; we also give out random secret codes if you stick around long enough. Come join in the festivities.

You do NOT need to be present to win. The winner will get a whisper on Twitch to get the appropriate information for the giveaway and will have 7 days to respond. If there is no response in 7 days we will draw another name.

The winner will be given the opportunity to choose one of the following items:

  1. Mustang Alpha Game Package with Squadron 42 (6 months insurance)
  2. RSI Aurora Game Package with Squadron 42 (6 months insurance)
  3. Avenger Titan Invictus Game Package without SQ42 (Invictus Skin + 10 Year Insurance)
  4. Greycat Industirial ROC Warbond Edition without GP and SQ42 (Lifetime Insurance)
  5. Tumbril Cyclone MT Warbond Edition without GP and SQ42 (Lifetime Insurance)

See you in the Verse!

Girl-in-Pigtails

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