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Tagged With: snow

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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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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South New Jersey in the Fall is Beautiful

We've been in South New Jersey for nearly three weeks now. You probably thought we fell off the face of the earth since we haven't posted much here lately. No, we didn't. We're alive, and even well! Let me first say that we're enjoying the beautiful fall weather. Seeing all the different colors in trees … Continue reading »

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Embrace the Unexpected

Tehachipi dusted with snow. A field full of jumbo jets in Mojave. The almost comically hard snow line above the desert. Our first night sleeping in a Walmart parking lot. If our trip had gone as planned we would have missed all this. We would never have planned a trip which included being stuck in … Continue reading »

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No Travel Plan Survives Contact with the Pavement

A few days ago Sue told you about being stuck over night in Bakersfield because the roads going south were closed because of the snow. Yes, in California, you can close the carotid artery of the state with snow, unlike, say, Wisconsin. Anyway, we had a ball. We never would have planned most of the … Continue reading »

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Wind on the Kansas Plains, Ice in the Colorado Mountains

How does anyone know when there's a cyclone in Kansas? The wind blew 70 MPH the whole time we were there. Also, there was snow in Kansas, and snow and ice in Colorado. For some reason I can't get it through my head that if Denver is over 5,000 feet up, the mountains around it … Continue reading »

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Through Iowa and Missouri to Kansas

We left Wisconsin Saturday morning. Instead of heading to South Dakota as originally planned, we headed south to Kansas. The weather promised to be unfriendly in South Dakota when we had planned to leave there; so a quick change of plans was in order. We traveled through Iowa and Missouri and into Kansas. Iowa had … Continue reading »

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Fiona Makes a Snow Angel in Rice Lake

Fiona went outside in the snow today and made her first snow angel. It was cold! After seeing the ice on the lake she decided it was time to come on back in. We'll have to get some real winter gear to come back here in the winter. We did find my two pair of … Continue reading »

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Fiona's First Snowfall

Today for the first time ever, Fiona and I went out into a snowfall. We had gentle snow falling most all day today. We didn't stay out in it long. We'll have to get some fur-lined boots and warmer gloves for that. But it was beautiful to see the snow gently falling from the sky … Continue reading »

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