Category Archives: Exploring the USA

Posts about traveling and living in the United States of America.

Back in the zone

After almost two months without an entry, I’m happy to be back. What better reason to break the silence than Kailas’ seventh birthday party. It was held in the small, downtown theater that has been renovated by a tenacious and … Continue reading

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Sub(zero) Culture

Okay I’ll admit this Texas gal is not in her comfort zone right now. In fact, forget comfort – it’s survival mode when the temps drop below zero. Twenty years ago I moved to Wisconsin, but the winters still scare … Continue reading

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Shock and Awe (I mean Ow, that smarts)

We drove north through Iowa from Kansas City, passing several wind farms on the way to Minnesota. Did you know that Iowa is second only to Texas in wind power generation? Way to go, Iowa! I watched the turbines spin … Continue reading

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Topeka Out of Texas

While in Austin it was really imperative to spend time with old friends. Unfortunately we ran out of this commodity way too soon and didn’t get to visit with everyone we wanted to. Besides catching up with the familiars, we … Continue reading

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Texas, Don’t Mess with Weird

We’ve been away from Austin for one year exactly. As we drove into town, the kids got anxious about seeing old friends. Sagan nervously mumbled to herself while Kailas voiced concern that his buddies may not recognize him. Although I … Continue reading

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Fracking the night away

We didn’t know what we were in for. While in East Texas we went camping in my dad’s yard. There were lots of things to occupy the kids while we set up the tents and made the campfire ring. New … Continue reading

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Deep in the piney woods

East Texas is where I grew up. My parents and relatives still live here, hence the reason for our long trek south this winter break. Kailas was reunited with Charlotte his twin cousin (they were born on the exact same … Continue reading

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