travel

Pura Vida: Gringo Edition 

After two days in a row of me waxing philosophical about life (am I having a midlife crisis?), I think we all need a break. So instead let me bore you with a summary of my last vacation! One of my … Continue reading

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Simulating the Saguaro 

Yesterday it was 73 degrees out here. That is insane! It felt like a little slice of Spring Break had been delivered right to my doorstep. I spent my entire day split up between running (11 miles!) and sprucing up … Continue reading

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Goebbert’s Farm: Or Is It?! 

Because going a whole month without a break is too taxing for the teachers of my child’s school, I had the pleasure of entertaining my own child MYSELF on a WEEKDAY.  I know. The horror. And since I am essentially … Continue reading

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Cape Caaaad 

If you asked me just a few months ago if I would rather circle the pit of hell for eternity or spend a weekend in Cape Cod, it would have been an easy choice. Hell for one please! But this … Continue reading

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Maxwell Street Market 

A few weekends ago, we went down to the Maxwell Street Market, something that the City of Chicago calls “a Chicago tradition of bargains and bargaining with international flavor”. I call it a hot mess (with the “hot” clearly being … Continue reading

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Taste of Chicago 

It was bound to happen. After praising everything Chicago, something had to go wrong. And it was just about the worst thing ever… I lost my internet. For almost a whole day! Thank you for all of your prayers, cards and … Continue reading

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Whale Watching 

It appears that someone let the cat out of the bag and told my husband (i.e. censor) that I was blogging again. See, I had promised him that I was so incredibly happy these days that I would, under no … Continue reading

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Family Fun Day: Louisville Slugger Factory 

So, I have been quiet for a long time. Not only have I been totally uninspired lately, I have been totally depressed. I have sat in front of my computer more times than I can count, unable to type a … Continue reading

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Wilderness Roundup: A Summary of Parks 

I know a few people were really interested in which parks we went to and which ones I would recommend for a family trip.  So I have broken up my favorite pics of each park (sorry, you are literally getting … Continue reading

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One Post, Six Thousand Miles – Part Deux 

I am pretty confident that America was made from 10% hard work and ambition… and 90% corn. Day Three of the trip consisted entirely of corn (and corny, see Wall Drug below). (top: Chaser, pant: Alternative) The kinsfolk in South … Continue reading

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