Category Archives: travel

Happy 199th Birthday to the Bicycle

Okay, the idea for the bicycle might date back to the 1500s, but the actual patent was issued today in 1818 by German inventor Karl von Drais.  My childhood wouldn’t be the same without a bicycle. Well, I wouldn’t have … Continue reading

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On One Hand

We’ve been dog sitting my parents’ dog for the last week. You would think that adding a very small dog to the walking patterns of our very large dog would not be a problem. After all I do have two … Continue reading

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Gotta Kiosk For You

There are some folks who think the rise of the kiosk is directly related to the rise of minimum wage. They obviously don’t pay attention. Kiosks have been in place for years. Yes,  years. Kiosks are the next evolution of … Continue reading

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Is That a Thing? OMG, That is a Thing

Snottite. Yeah, it sounds like something a writer would make up. But it is real. Very, very real. Have you heard of stalagmites and stalactites, well meet their very snotty cousin. Apparently this lovely bacteria hangs from caves and has … Continue reading

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I’m Wishing…

Maybe I’ve spent too much time being an adult and handling my adult responsibilities. Or maybe the calling to be a writer is stronger than being a scientist. Either way, I’ve decided I want to run away from home. Where … Continue reading

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Day Trip Part II—Old Tucson Studios

Since it was right along the road connecting the west side of Saguaro National Park to the east side, we decided to stop into Old Tucson Studios. This is an active studio lot but is open to the public. the … Continue reading

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Shuffling on down to… Wickenburg

To get to and from the Vulture Mine, we drove through Wickenburg. The scenery was gorgeous. And it had been a while since I’d actually visited downtown. We were pleasantly surprised that the town has taken measures to preserve its … Continue reading

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