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Author Archives: Sue L Canfield

Old Friends and New Friends

Today we will be visiting an old friend and I will be making a new friend. Joel and I have known Dan for I don't even know how many years. However the last time I saw him was before he married Annette. So today when we go to stay with them for the weekend, I'll … Continue reading »

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Petrified Forest National Park

The Petrified Forest National Park is a national park in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona. We stopped for a visit at the Center and Fiona was able to do some exploring both outside and inside. She wasn't too keen on walking on that "terrain". Silly! We have now arrived safely in Phoenix and … Continue reading »

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Beautiful Kansas Sky

We left Kansas City, Missouri this morning early - before 7 a.m. Drove through Kansas - not much to see. However, I did get this beautiful photo of the sky and clouds. We drove through the Panhandle of Oklahoma and Texas - through Guymon and Dalhart. Funny that we just watched a Ken Burns documentary … Continue reading »

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Iowa Has Great Rest Stops

We left this morning at 7:30 a.m. CST from Rice Lake, Wisconsin. When we hit Iowa, we stopped at the first rest stop. It's great! Two stories, looks like a barn, free wi-fi at the coffee shop, and a nearby gas station with good gas prices. We took a short break at the rest stop … Continue reading »

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School on the Road

Fiona is now in third grade. There are less than five weeks of school left and four of them we'll be on the road. I've already got her curriculum sorted out. She's home schooled through a State-funded program and we meet weekly with a local teacher. Obviously that's not going to happen while we travel. … Continue reading »

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What Clothing Should We Bring?

What clothing should we pack for our month-long trip? We'll be leaving Wisconsin with snow on the ground it seems since we just had 17 inches on Thursday! We'll be arrive on Wednesday in Phoenix, Arizona where the high that day should be 85 and by Saturday it will be 100. And the temperatures will … Continue reading »

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Packing Up for a Month

It's the weekend before we leave Monday morning for our month-long trip. Fiona is excited to see her sister Rachelle. That's a photo there of the two of them last August when Rachelle came to Rice Lake, Wisconsin to visit. What do you take with you when you know you'll be gone a month? And … Continue reading »

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Training for the Pools in Phoenix and California

We plan to do lots of swimming in pools during our month-long trip coming up. Pools in Phoenix when we stay with friends. A pool at a hotel in San Diego. Pam & Phil's pool in Roseville in Northern California. We're leaving snow to go to these places that are at or nearly at 100 … Continue reading »

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It's About Time for Something New Here!

Since moving to Rice Lake, Wisconsin in April 2012, we haven't done a whole lot of traveling that we've written about. I'm going to try to make sure and write about our travels this month though in May 2013. This month's trip will take us out of the snow we just had on May 2 … Continue reading »

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"Ramblings in Ireland" Brings Back Memories

When I found out my husband, Joel D Canfield, was going to be working with Kerry Dwyer to get her book, Ramblings in Ireland, published, I was very excited to read it. We were able to spend a month living on Valentia Island in Ireland in the winter of 2005 when our youngest was just … Continue reading »

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