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“Alaska More Than An Adventure” to be Published in the Spring

Sneak Peak! Below is a sneak peak of the book before it is published! The book will be titled, “Alaska More Than An Adventure.”  It’s goal is to function as a beginner’s guide to RVing and Cruising in Alaska — … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Katrina, Jefferson Davis, and the Beach

Two Hurricanes and the Angry Gods. It is ironical. We should have been enjoying Buck Island at Tamarind Reef Resort on St. Croix, USVI. Hurricane Maria thought otherwise and plowed down everything it could on the island. In December, only … Continue reading

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Mississippi Blues Pilgrimage

Mississippi Blues Don’t Make You Blue! Who da’ thought that tooling down to the Mississippi coast would be such a learning experience! Arkansas Our first stop on our way to Buccaneer State Park in Waveland, Mississippi was Dardanelle State Park … Continue reading

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Camping Along the Danube on a Viking Longship!

Tom called the Captain the “Warden” and our Cabin “The Cell!” The sun and warm breezes followed us as we crossed Eastern Europe. Today it is drizzling while we float through the Iron Gate (locks) area with archaeological evidence of … Continue reading

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The Sins of the Brothers, Sons, Uncles, Cousins, and Fathers

Paddling  Through Eastern Europe.  Where am I? Where am I?  Kalocsa or Puszta, Hungary?  Where am I? Osijek or Vukovar, Croatia?  Where am I? Vidin or Belograde, Serbia?  Where am I? Russe, Bulgaria or Bucharest, Romania? Budapest is a vibrant … Continue reading

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Forget Paris! Head for Magnificent Budapest

“From Budapest to Bucharest!” “Budapesht.”  Yes, this is how the locals pronounce it! After listening to someone who had recently been to Budapest, I thought the town would be run-down and out-of-date! My friend was out of her mind when … Continue reading

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Forty-Two Years Later…. From Tom’s Dashboard!

Munich in 2017!!!! Day One   It took only 42 years. After my sophomore year in high school in 1975, at age 16, I participated in an exchange program with a Catholic girl’s boarding school in Altotting Germany, located between … Continue reading

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Find a Friend and Fall in LOVE!!

Pets ALWAYS love you!  It is Magical! My first dog, “Jack” was a collie,. He had lots of fur and stayed outside in his own house. We were always friends until the dog-catcher came and took him away. My dad … Continue reading

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The Flying Car is here! The Future is Now!

The Flying Car!  And, Minneapolis is a Charmer! Heading home after a super duper holiday near Lake Superior we stopped to visit friends Steve and Dixie. We had originally planned to create a picnic for them, but they had something … Continue reading

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Up North!! Two Weeks is NOT Enough!

Great Lakes.  “No Salt. No Sharks. No Worries” I felt a little sad this morning when we left the north woods of Drummond, town of about 400. I can’t put my finger on why I felt that way? Maybe it … Continue reading

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