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Learning to grow

Without Jon, I would not be where I am today on many levels. He turned my eyes from the salty city I love in Austria to look west, past the Mississippi River that I had not crossed before 2010, to … Continue reading

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A return to travel blogging with no apologies

Not blogging here for the past seven months here has been easy, truly too easy. I arrived in Salt Lake City on Halloween and I have posted two “Wednesday photos” since then. But I am not sorry about that. The … 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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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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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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Two sides of Las Vegas

Las Vegas is many things. Known as Sin City, Las Vegas attracts all kinds of people to fit its many dimensions. Spring breaks were approaching. It was the weekend of the Nascar race. There were gamblers, smokers and drinkers everywhere, … Continue reading

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