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  • Camping Luck

    Camp Home

    Part of the reason Duncan and I are building a teardrop trailer camper has to do with our camping luck, or lack of it. Case Study – Beaver Lake, Arkansas We spent a week in a tent at Beaver Lake for our anniversary. We hiked around the park, fly fished, read in a hammock, and relaxed by […]

  • International
  • Smashing Pennies

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    It’s 8:00 a.m. and we’re up and dressed, on vacation. We’ve taken a bus and a tram to arrive on a side of Nice we haven’t visited yet. Here we’re boarding the elusive Bus 82. We were up late the night before, studying time tables to make sure we knew how to navigate the public […]

  • International
  • Paris – Day 4

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    Giverny We hopped a train, then a bus, and ended up at Claude Monet’s house. I clearly remember the first time I saw Water Lilies in a textbook and thought it looked like dreams. What I didn’t realize was that Monet wasn’t painting dreams, he was painting his backyard. A foundation now keeps his expansive backyard garden […]

  • Domestic
  • Colorado

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      Sitting in a high school gymnasium at 2:30 a.m is not my perfect friday night, but here I am. Waiting. I feel like all I have been doing is waiting. Waiting for the drive to colorado to be over, waiting to hear anything, finally hearing something and waiting until midnight to go to the […]

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  • The Wine Trip

    Our ride

    It was a day spent on a school bus that took us from winery to winery somewhere in Missouri. At each stop, we would pile off of the bus and spread out blankets. We would kick off our shoes and arrange snacks while bottles were purchased and glasses were filled. At the first stop, we […]

  • Domestic
  • Robber’s Cave State Park

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    “You know those blue people from that movie?” my 75 year old great Aunt Joyce asked. “Smurfs,” replied Granny Sue. “No, the other blue people.” Aunt Joyce argued. This went on for 5 minutes, but they finally figured it out. Avatar. “Well anyway, I decided I am like those Avatar blue people. Remember when the guy […]

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  • St.Louis

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    Whenever I go to a new city I try to truly embrace the city. Instead of staying in a hotel, we opted for Airbnb and stayed with Jason and Dawn right in the heart of St. Louis. They were wonderful and recommended so many great places like Pi and Strange Donuts. Pi is a funky […]

  • Domestic
  • The Best Coffee

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    “It really is the best coffee I have ever had.” That was a lot coming from Josh, my barista friend. Josh works at Foolish Things Coffee, which I believe is the best coffee in Tulsa.So yeah, high standards. “Also the owner has the sickest beard,” Josh threw in, like it was a selling point. Maybe […]

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  • More KC

    Union Station Penny

    Other awesome Kansas City stops: La Bodega – 703 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111 Green Lady Lounge – 1809 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 Union Station – 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108