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Dengue and Malaria and Zika, Oh My!

December, 2018 It’s virtually impossible to avoid picking up some illness when traveling. The passenger in front of, behind, or beside you hacks throughout the entire 8 hours of the flight. Fellow cruise passengers are sneezing all over the buffet. … Continue reading

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“The Mapmaker’s Wife” – Another Book Review

December, 2018 Personally, I find the title of this book to be a bit misleading. That didn’t prevent me from thoroughly enjoying it. I read The Mapmaker’s Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon, by … Continue reading

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Rochester, Minnesota, Hometown of the Mayo Clinic

Thursday, September 27, 2018 We are spending some time in Rochester, Minnesota, so decided to learn a bit more about our temporary home away from home. Like many much larger cities we’ve visited, Rochester has a Hop On Hop Off … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Eleven: Gullfoss, Iceland

May, 2014 and January, 2017 Iceland in the spring and summer does not compare to Iceland in the winter. On our first trip in May, we had 21 hours of daylight, and dusk for the other three. We would lose … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Ten: Catarata Llanos de Cortés, Costa Rica

Winter, 2013 We visited Costa Rica in 2013, and one night when we stopped at a beachside bar at Playas del Coca, we struck up a conversation with the owner. I wish I could remember the name of the bar, … Continue reading

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Hop, hop, hopping for Brews!

Friday, September 14, 2018 We paid a visit to the Mighty Axe Hops Farm near Foley, Minnesota, and were treated to a very informative tour. It’s harvest season, a good time to learn about the process. At 83 acres, Mighty Axe … Continue reading

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The Oregon Trail – Another Road Trip Book

My brother recommended that I read “The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey ” by Rinker Buck. I figured that I should read it simply because I loved the author’s name. The name Rinker is German in origin although the … Continue reading

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