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The Richest Hill on Earth

Butte, Montana Friday, June 18, 2021 We arrived in Butte this morning, and first visited the Montana Mineral Museum at the Montana School of Mining. The school was founded in 1900, and the first artifacts acquired in 1901 for teaching … Continue reading

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Riding the Rails

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 This is our first overnight train trip. We’ve enjoyed the short train trips we’ve taken in the past, and thought this would be an adventure we would enjoy. Amtrak (a portmanteau combination of the words American … Continue reading

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Relaxing on South Padre

Thursday – Monday, February 5 – 8, 2021 Time gets away from us when we’re doing a whole lot of nothing. The weather has been fairly good, although we have experienced fog some mornings. The temps have been in the … Continue reading

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Sandcastles and Sea Turtles

Wednesday and Thursday, February 3 – 4, 2021 Wednesday was a very quiet day. We tried driving to Boca Chica Beach (where yesterday’s launch occurred), hoping to see what the launch pad looked like after the crash. However, the road … Continue reading

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Starship Launch and Crash

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 We learned that SpaceX was planning a test launch today, so we headed to nearby Isla Blanca Beach to find a place where we could get a good view. We weren’t alone! SpaceX’s plan was to … Continue reading

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Boca Chica Beach and Fort Brown, Texas

Sunday, January 31 We spent most of Sunday afternoon at Boca Chica beach where is was breezy but comfortable. To get there, we drove past SpaceX and the rockets that are scheduled to be launched in the near future. Hopefully, … Continue reading

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From The Galápagos to the Amazon

Saturday, January 19, 2019 We left our ship, taking a zodiac to shore, in a downpour. During the 30 minute rain, we managed to get quite wet, in spite of our rain jackets. We flew first from Baltra Island to … Continue reading

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Bartolomé Island, Galapagos

Thursday, January 17, 2019 Bartolomé Island is a volcanic islet just off the coast of Santiago Island. It sits in the rain shadow of Santiago and Santa Cruz. Bartolomé’s volcanic landscape, with its spatter cones, tuff cones and lava flows, … Continue reading

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Final Sea Day on Serenity

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 It’s the last full day of our Crystal Serenity cruise. We’ve thawed out our Minnesota bones over the past two weeks, our blood now runs a bit thinner, and we dread the thought of returning to … Continue reading

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Laziness Wins the Day

Monday, January 20, 2020 I try to get to the gym each morning, so I can work off the many calories consumed each day. This morning, though, I gave in to laziness after about five minutes. I don’t want to … Continue reading

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