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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

Coming off my reading of mythic/hero stories, I thought I’d cast about for something a little different as an organizing principle for my reading over the next few months. Every summer I try to read at least one Jeeves and Wooster story. This summer on our road trip I read “Right, Ho, Jeeves” Written in …

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Carla headed out to Ashland with her two sisters to see a couple of plays. One of them is Pride and Prejudice. Funny thing about entertainment: Carla’s thought was “I can’t wait” while mine was more of “Oh, I dodged the bullet”. Regardless, she was going to be gone and I needed a project to …

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Monday August 23, 2010 We got back from our road trip on Saturday and I had today off to run errands and what-not. Having a little time this afternoon, I thought I’d grill some Santa Maria Tri-Tip. ¬†When I picked them up at the butcher’s, he asked what I was going to to with them. …

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The blogspot tool is great for most of the blog; but it totally sucks when it comes to incorporating tables. Click here for our travel log that I hope you will be able to read Our trip out to Chicago took just under 45 hours of car time. We averaged 52 MPH but had averaged …

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Saturday August 22, 2010 We had a nice swim and dinner in Pasco on Friday night, so this morning we were refreshed and ready to cover the last couple of hundred miles home. There were thunderstorms booming in the early morning; as we headed out of Pasco and down to the Columbia River we saw …

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Friday August 20, 2010 Breakfast at the hotel and a quick stop to fill up. There are bits of a LOT of dead things on the front of our car. I have two pieces of advice for you if you are planning a road trip through the midwest in the summer months, I strongly recommend …

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Thursday August 19, 2010 We left two weeks ago today and are getting a little anxious to be home again. Only one tourist stop today – Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. But that would be a few hours from now. Before we got there we had to pack up and get on the road.Leaving town …

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Tuesday Evening August 17, 2010 After catching up on the blog I looked outside and saw the sun was going down. We grabbed the camera, crossed the street and grabbed a few pics. Sunrise and sunset pictures never look as good on film as they do in real life – at least not for me. …

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Tuesday August 17, 2010We woke up ate breakfast quickly and headed out toward our planned stop of Murdo, South Dakota. As I said yesterday, Rochester or at least the hotel we stayed at, was pretty sad. Lots of worried people milling around getting breakfast and heading out to the various clinics. The hotel does a …

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