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In What Country are We? Do I need my Passport?

“You aren’t from around here, are you?” Late at night we could hear the constant sound of trains, eighteen-wheelers gunning their engines, motorcycle enthusiasts, and the clickety clack of horses and carriages going by our door.  We were at the … Continue reading

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Tootsie Rolls, Donuts, Dollarama, and Friendly People in Canada

Fear and Loathing on the Canadian Borders!!!!!! (Kabow!@Bam!Yuk*#% Warning! This is not a pie in the sky piece. Tread lightly!) I confess.  I idealized Canada!  We love Canada.  Vancouver is my favorite city.  If I had five million dollars, I would … Continue reading

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Circling Lake Superior #2–No Dementia Yet!

Canadian Natural Wonders and War History!  Here is a giant sweep across the north of Lake Superior. Follow our Route! from Thunder Bay to Sault Saint Marie! Thunder Bay The Town of Red Rock and Neys Provincial Park On a … Continue reading

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Adventure Before Dementia: From Tom’s Dashboard

Mini-College Reunion in Paradise²–Kenora, Ontario When Ramona, the nicest person we know, suggested a college reunion at her home in Kenora, Ontario, Canada, what else could we say but Yes, Eh!  Planning started about 8 months ago. The location was … Continue reading

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Circling Lake Superior. Installment #1. Two Harbors!

Head North to the Lakes.  You won’t regret it! Almost thirty-seven years to the month, Tom and I honey-mooned in this part of the north. Our wedding took place in a field on a farm in Illinois.  It was a covered-dish … Continue reading

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Ain’t Nothing Better Than Kansas City Music. From Tom’s Dashboard!

Six Weeks of Fantastic Music in Kansas City Since semi-retiring our world has become filled with music listening and performing.  Marla studied music history, theory and piano, and I have become a student of guitar technology.   Stellar events engage us … Continue reading

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From Tom’s Dashboard: The Good Life is Now!

Maybe I’m just jealous. Pinetop Perkins Foundation Blues Workshop We returned to the scene of the crime. Those of you who read “www.motoringwithmarla.com” recall that in 2018 I attended a harmonica camp in Clarksdale, MS,  birthplace of the blues (sort … Continue reading

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Flashbacks and The Monkey God

Ciudad Blanca, “the White City” A couple of years ago, I read a review of Douglas Preston’s, “The Lost City of the Monkey God.” Since I had studied archaeology, and even taught it, I wanted to read about the new … Continue reading

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Flip Flops in the Sun!

Silver Alerts, Thongs, and the Real Florida Visiting Florida in the winter can’t be beat.  Living there for two or three months can be a culture shock.  As Tom says, “Drivers in Florida click on their turn signals and forget … Continue reading

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The Borg Invaded Sebastian Inlet State Park

Sebastian Inlet Park is a Park Like No Other Beauty beckons for you to return at Sebastian Inlet State Park in Florida.  It is located where the 121-mile Indian River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Any time of night or … Continue reading

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