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Tagged With: Wisconsin

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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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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Turning Over a New Leaf

I know - it's cliche! Six months ago today we drove away from New Jersey to head to our new home in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. It was the beginning of a new phase in our life - turning over a new leaf. In two days we will have been in our new home for six … Continue reading »

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Taking Care of Mumsie

We call Joel's mom 'mumsie'. Actually she called herself that first. Sometimes we refer to her as Grandma Mumsie when talking to Fiona so she knows we're talking about her paternal grandma and not her maternal grandma. One of the reasons we chose to settle for a while in Rice Lake, Wisconsin is because this … Continue reading »

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Bridge Out on Memory Lane

In the movies, when the long-lost father/mother/brother/sister/whatever crosses paths with their kin, directors show us the visceral connection. Look in their eyes; they know something just happened. Nice for story lines, but no connection to reality.

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Grandma Mumsie and Fiona in Rice Lake Wisconsin

Our visit here in Rice Lake is about to come to an end. Sunday morning we leave for St. Paul for our 3-week house sitting job. Fiona has enjoyed her visit with her grandma Mumsie, as we call Joel's mom. She's also loved coming back to The Rice Lake Public Library. Yesterday she had fun … Continue reading »

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Early Morning Start at Begins at 4:45 am - Heading to San Diego

Today we leave Roseville to head to San Diego. I woke up at 4:45 am knowing the alarm would go off at 6 am. After laying in bed just a bit, I got up, showered, and started packing. It's now 6:20 am and everything is set to put in the van, Joel and I have … Continue reading »

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Leaving Colorado and Heading Back to California for a Short Visit

We've enjoyed house sitting again for Rita in Colorado. They are coming back one day early so we're leaving a day early. That's okay. Nomads must be flexible! We're so flexible that a week or so ago we changed our plans entirely and decided to head back to California for a short visit. Fiona hasn't … Continue reading »

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The Search for Goat Milk

For years Joel's chiropractor, Dr. Petrice Foxworthy of Cambridge Chiropractic, said that his hayfever-type allergies were probably aggravated by cow's milk. About 18 months ago Joel switched to goat's milk instead and found out Dr. Petrice was correct. Cutting cow's milk and other products made from cow's milk from his diet helped alleviate some of … Continue reading »

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A Small Town Public Library

Our family is living in a small town public library. Not really. However here in Rice Lake Wisconsin Joel's mom doesn't have internet access in her apartment. Since we must have internet access in order to work, we just walk across the parking lot to the Rice Lake Public Library. We've met some very friendly … Continue reading »

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