Tag Archives: Travel

Meeting Churchill

I have a confession to make: I haven’t read a book in months. I got bogged down in Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind–a book that started off well enough, but got so tedious three-quarters of the way through … Continue reading

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British Food

When I announced my planned trip to London, the funniest reaction I got was “What are you going to do about eating? I hear the food is terrible over there!” As if London, one of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural … Continue reading

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Sunriver Escapade

My office holds fundraisers for United Way every autumn–bake sales, silent auctions, and the centerpiece event, basket raffles. Teams put together themed baskets (Movie Night, Holiday Baking, etc.) that are raffled off in the big finale of the month-long fundraiser. … Continue reading

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PAX 09

I remember it well: we were at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market on a beautiful September morning in 2008, and I was sick with envy. Twitter was full of people talking about all the fun they were having at PAX, and … Continue reading

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My Pet Jelly

This is my pet jellyfish: I haven’t named it; I’m not sure it needs a name. At any rate, it hasn’t suggested one yet. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is equipped with an extensive and alluring gift shop, and they were … Continue reading

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Newport

Oh my, I am such a rotten blogger–I can’t maintain a slack every-Federal-Holiday schedule for even half a year. We’re all lucky my charming and thoughtful co-blogger gives us good, solid posts to chew over. And in lieu of a … Continue reading

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Iowa Spring

Oh, hello, blog! How’ve you been? My, you haven’t changed a bit! Me? Oh, you know, the usual: lots of working and walking, reading and knitting. I took a trip back to the homestead in April, and had a great … Continue reading

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New York, Day 2

Day 2 kicked off with brunch for the whole group in the hotel restaurant. Judging from the hearty appetites and lively conversation, it seemed all had enjoyed a good night’s sleep. Over eggs and French press coffee, we got into … Continue reading

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New York, Day 1

Our trip to New York last weekend was just about the most perfect vacation we’ve ever had. We stayed at a posh hotel, ate fabulous food, got in a wee bit of shopping (some of us more than others), and … Continue reading

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The Simple Life

A week ago Saturday night, around sundown, I was comfortably ensconced in my camp chair, knitting as long as the fading light allowed. I was keeping one eye on my project and the other on the darkening sky, watching for … Continue reading

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