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    Spring Camping Trip

    The 2018 camping season has begun! We were excited to take our trailer out for the first time this past weekend. Where: Farragut State Park: Snowberry Campground When: Friday evening, May 18 through Sunday afternoon, May 20. Who: Lyle and Karla, Rebecca, Cookie-the-Dog Weather: Pleasant, partly cloudy. Activities: Historic drive around Farragut State Park, along Lake Pend Oreille, and nearby…

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    The View from Canfield Mountain

    The weather was lovely last weekend so we decided to take the ATV out for a long-awaited back-roads ride. We chose Canfield Mountain, overlooking Coeur d’Alene, for our first excursion. There is an extensive forest road up there that is limited to vehicles narrower than 50 inches (i.e. ATVs and Motocross bikes) so it’s an area we haven’t been able…

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    Historical Driving Tour: Rathdrum

    One of our favorite weekend activities is to take a day trip and just go exploring. Sometime last year we picked up this intriguing book. Roads Less Traveled Through the Coeur d’Alenes covers three counties in our area and includes lots of historical tidbits that we might not otherwise know about. We’ve just barely started exploring with this book in hand,…

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    Winter Adventure

    Our Christmas celebration didn’t exactly come together as planned this year. Or maybe I should say that our Christmas plans evolved and changed quickly from day to day during the month of December. It was definitely a non-traditional Christmas. We ended up making a very fast trip to Denver for the Christmas weekend. We had thought we would take off…

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    Heading into Winter

    We’ve been living in the “shadow lands” for weeks now. Short gray days and long dark nights. And that’s just fall. Which is why I am have been looking forward to the winter solstice. Because: more daylight. Random thought. Even though Jesus was most likely NOT born on December 25, I think it’s appropriate we celebrate His coming as the…

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    Ahh, November…

    I have a love/hate relationship with the month of November. On one hand, it’s the month I was born… and the month I got married… plus the month for giving thanks. So there are those celebrations. On the other hand it’s so very dark and a not-so-pleasant harbinger of the winter months to come. There’s not much one can do…

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    Guest Post: Driving

    A month or so ago I teasingly told Lyle that I had scheduled him to write a guest post for my blog. I thought I might be able to convince him to do it if I “assigned” him the topic of Driving. I still wasn’t sure if he would or not, but this past weekend, while we were camping, I…

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    The Japanese Dollar Store

    On one of our trips to Seattle this year we discovered what I call “The Japanese Dollar Store.” It has another name, but I never can remember what it is. Most things are $1.50, not actually $1.00, and a few things are a little more. When I first heard about it I wondered how it was different from The Dollar…

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    The Evolution of Media

    This past weekend we took a little excursion to Bozeman, Montana where we visited the American Computer Museum. Lyle was geeking out over advances in computer technology which is, of course, the whole point of the museum. I was more interested in the displays of pre-computer technology, starting with handwriting… Lyle held his finger up to the original page from…

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    August Recap

    So, obviously, I’ve been doing something besides blogging during the month of August, haven’t I? Since my blog posts have been lacking lately I decided to join up today with the bloggers who post a Sentence a Day just to give you an overview of what’s been going on in my world the past few weeks. The month started with……