Vacation

It’s been awfully quiet on the blog and for good reason – I’ve been on vacation! I took a road trip from Torrington to the west coast and have been touring my home towns for the last two weeks in the Pacific Northwest. Posts are to follow, but in the mean time here is a […]

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Book Tour: Sheridan, Wyoming

  Last week I had the amazing privilege to participate in a mini book tour in Sheridan, Wyoming. I spent much of my time on the Sheridan College campus meeting with students, community members, faculty, board members, and staff. I also offered a talk at the local public library.    On my way! Headed to Sheridan […]

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Photo Essay: Disney World

    I have been to a Disney theme park with my brother four times now – twice on each side of the US – spanning our lifetime from 8 to 30 years old. With childish wonder and inspiration we eagerly dedicated two days to Disney World during this most recent excursion and, well, to […]

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Photo Essay: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Universal Studios

Come away with me to a magical world where the words you once read and the magic the silver screen once teased come to life! Ride the Hogwarts Express, watch the ladies from Beauxbatons, pick a wand, and drink your fill of Butterbeer!   Watch for “Pro-Tips” written below for when you’re planning your trip […]

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Photo Essay: Kennedy Space Center

You have to visit here sometime in your life! You get to see things up close and personal like mission control and space shuttles and one of the last surviving rockets from the Apollo Missions (Saturn V). You get to see the launch pads and the Vehicle Assembly Building and eat lunch with an astronaut. If […]

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Cabin Fever and Vacations

  This time last year I was walking 90,000 steps a day for a week and I didn’t even notice. I was surrounded by people, but in something of a world of my own. I was on my first adult vacation and I chose to go with my brother to Universal Studios Orlando and Disney […]

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Sunday Road Trippin’

We have a busy week ahead of us – family and spiritual company are visiting for a cultural exchange in the traditions of Eastern Philosophy at the college my husband teaches at, Eastern Wyoming College. So our first step (after many steps of scrubbing and organizing our house from the top down and a day’s […]

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Mark Jenkins: National Geographic Writer and Explorer

This month the University of Wyoming hosted a guest speaker in my humble little town of Torrington and my office with the University was engaged to help! So there I stood, star-struck and sweaty because Mark Jenkins, author, explorer, and National Geographic Correspondence Writer, was letting me take a selfie with him. I helped tape […]

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Old West Balloon Fest, 2015

In the tiny town of Mitchell, Nebraska¬†(population 1,685) there is a festival worth taking a detour for. It had been an annual tradition for so long that their welcome signs on the back country roads had images of hot air balloons on them. Then, for various reasons, the festival just stopped. So much time had […]

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Review: Universal Studios’ Cabana Bay Resort

One wing of the resort. This was my very first true “adult” vacation – and I went to Disney World and Universal Studios. Ok, it was “adult” enough. Adult in the fact that I¬†paid for it and I planned it. My brother, who has dual duty as a best friend, and I spent seven days […]

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