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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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Enjoying time with friends

Our dear friends are back from China and were in Northern Wisconsin this past week. We spent as much time as we could with them – they are the level of friends that you teach your kids to call “aunt” … Continue reading

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Au plaisir de vous revoir, France

Lyon’s airport has a hotel conveniently and literally a few steps away from the gates. This is where we stayed on our last night in France. The rooms are soundproof and I never heard the planes – and the view … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Brittany

On the 4th of July, we reluctantly declared independence from our British hosts Maggie and Eric. We miss them already. Hopefully they’ll make the trip across the pond and visit us soon. (Trudy, too). We were treated to a grand … Continue reading

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On the Caldera Cliff

The second half of our stay in Santorini was at the Artemis Villas, a family owned hotel glued to the side of a cliff in Imerovigli. An earthquake destroyed this town in 1956, but tourism has built it back. Dozens … Continue reading

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Santorini Questions

Driving around the island for the past few days, many things have made us pull over and say “What’s up with that?” For example, what was this large buoy encircling? Why was it there? Turns out, this marks the spot … Continue reading

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Adjusting to Santorini

It was already dark when we arrived at the Greek Island of Santorini. We could tell from the plane that it was overcast and once outside, quite chilly. We quickly hopped in our rental car and headed for the hills. … Continue reading

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