Category Archive: Travel

Apr 26 2014

OmegaCon Spring 2014

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I’m sitting in a large hotel room in Siren, Wisconsin eating a luxoriously hoity-toighty picnic of rice-stuffed grape leaves, Molinari Finocchiona salame, and a variety of fancy cheeses – Gorgonzola, Huntsman, St. Angel and Brugge Rodenbach. This is all courtesy of the local wine and cheese shop that we stopped at on the way out …

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Apr 24 2014

From the Draft Bin: Moving Mom


It’s amazing to me how much writing I do that gets thrown out, abandoned, forgotten or taken out back with a shovel and buried. I have written volumes will never, ever see the light of day or be stored anywhere on a computer. These are the cathartic writings, the nonsensical, the mopey drunk poetry, the …

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Mar 19 2014

The North Shore Trip

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This past weekend the Hubby and I drove up to the North Shore, and we ended up cramming in a lot of activities. On Friday I had to work a half day, and that afternoon before we left the Cities, we took in the Minnesota History Center’s Prohibition exhibit. I did some museum tweeting, which you …

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Nov 22 2013

I’m On A Bus

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With the first modest snowfall coming down in the Twin Cities yesterday, I have now switched to bus commuter mode. I like taking the bus to and from work because it gives me an excuse to be online for an hour before starting my day. And because smaller carbon footprint. And because when the roads …

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May 26 2013

Last of the Vacay Writing

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It’s time to catch up with the last several days of the big vacation! I left off with Wednesday’s night snorkel. For those just joining, the Hubby and I spent two weeks in Caye Caulker, Belize with our friends who live on the island, Dave and Noelle. Thursday, May 9th On Thursday it was my …

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May 14 2013

Night Snorkeling


Wednesday was a very slow day. All of us – me, the Hubby, Noelle and Dave – were feeling a bit ill from Tuesday night’s dinner. We think it was the slow-cooked black beans – they were undercooked and I found a couple of websites warning about the toxin phytohaemagglutinin that is found in some …

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May 12 2013

Belize Zoo and Cave Tubing


Tuesday was our second day of exploring the mainland. The Hubby, Dave and I took the water taxi in to Belize City and then met up with Jason again to go to the Belize Zoo and cave tubing. The zoo was our first stop. The Belize Zoo is unique in that all of the animals …

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May 11 2013

Jungle Ruins: Lamanai

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One of the goals of the trip was to visit some ruins. We had plenty of options: Altun-Ha, Caracol, Cerros, Xunantunich – and those are just a few of the ruins that are known in Belize. We ended up visiting Lamanai, an archeological site in Orange Walk District (northern Belize) that was occupied between the 16th century …

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May 09 2013

For My Birthday I Did This

Today was my birthday. I think it was a birthday well spent. Turtles. TURTLES!!! (It only gets better as the video goes on).

May 07 2013

Scuba Diving: Esmerelda

FINALLY! I was able to slip into scuba gear on Sunday. Dave and I signed up for the “Esmerelda” tour off of Ambergris Caye. According to the divemaster, Esmerelda is unique for its coral formations and wildlife – there are a bunch of finger-like protrusions that we swam over. During our two dives we were …

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