Category Archives: Astronomy

Traveling to the Colca Valley

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Our guide’s name is Jaimie. She said that this is not her Quichua name, but rather an “American” name. Her Quichua name is Naiwita. Many of the Quichua adopted American names because they were being discriminated … Continue reading

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Where’s My Mai Tai!?

Saturday, January 13, 2018 We decided we were thirsty for mai tais, but when we asked for them, we were told they couldn’t be served while we were in port in Durban. We asked several people why this was, even … Continue reading

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Or…totality awesome! Monday, August 21, 2017 We had been told yesterday that the park might be open by 4:30 am, so we set our alarm for 2am, which comes mighty early. I tried, unsuccessfully, to console myself with the thought … Continue reading

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Chasing the Eclipse

Or…5 very long days. How do you pack for a trip like this? Our checklist included things like: – Eclipse glasses (legitimate ones purchased several years ago) – Hiking shoes – Floppy sun hats – Sun screen – Rain coats … Continue reading

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Road Trippin’ Vd: Lowell Observatory

Before I return to relating the story of our 2012 road trip to Arizona, I want to let all of you know that Minnesota ranks #5 in WalletHub’s Analysis of 2016’s Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips. That’s … Continue reading

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