Tag Archives: Planning a trip

Packing for Peace Corps Swaziland: Clothing

Choosing what clothing I would bring to Swaziland was difficult. There are so many unknowns about the weather, clothing styles, and attitudes toward females wearing pants that depend on your family and/or your community. Of course, I had consulted many … Continue reading

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“The Sound of Music” returns to Salzburg

Last night, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, “The Sound of Music” debuted on the Landestheater stage in Salzburg. This is the first time the musical has been produced live on stage in the town where the movie was filmed. Salzburg has … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight on Ohio: Franklin Park Conservatory

When I first started this blog I posted about places in Ohio I would like to visit. I have visited some of them since then, but there are still many places on my list. Now as my time here is … Continue reading

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It’s a 106 miles to Chicago

Well, it’s really 280 miles to my friend’s apartment in Chicago, but there is a rest stop on the Indiana turnpike that is just about 106 miles away. I will be heading there tomorrow morning for my Labor Day weekend. … Continue reading

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Left looking for more at Garden of the Gods

Don’t get me wrong. Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs is lovely with sandstone “hogbacks,” ridges of stone that has been tilted from a horizontal layer to a vertical layer and then sticks up from the ground. It is … Continue reading

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A day hiking the sand dunes of Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is home to quite a bit of sand – more sand than I could have imagined, really. I had seen pictures, read an article or two, and checked out guidebooks and the National … Continue reading

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Dirty no more! And other thoughts (and firsts) about my upcoming trip to Colorado

After a few frantic days of wondering where I will shower after camping for three days and then needing to attend a wedding in Colorado Springs and writing Searching for a shower, a college curling friend has come to my … Continue reading

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Searching for a shower

Cleanliness is very important to me. I would say it is entirely necessary, especially living in the United States. I think looking clean and put together is necessary for going out in public. Dressing up, when the occasion calls for … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight on Ohio: Toledo Museum of Art

When I first started this blog I posted about places in Ohio I would like to visit. I have visited some of them since then, but there are still many places on my list. Now as my time here is … Continue reading

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Upcoming travels: Kalamazoo, Mich., and Colorado

The days after settling on a trip are some of my favorites. There’s an immediate trip to the library to check out guidebooks and hunt out all other sorts of information because when I am going somewhere new, I want … Continue reading

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