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    A Georgia Story

    The seventh day of our virtual road trip takes us north from Florida to Georgia. It’s a good thing we aren’t on an actual road trip in that part of the country right now, what with Hurricane Matthew and all! I only remember being in Georgia a couple of times when I had a layover in the Atlanta airport. I…

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    A Florida Story

    The sixth day of our virtual road trip takes us southeast from Alabama to Florida. I’ve been in Florida exactly twice–once in 2009 and once in 2015–both times for work, and both times I saw virtually nothing. No Disney. No Keys. No ocean. Since that’s the extent of my story about Florida, I asked my friend Sheila from Making the Most…

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    One Sentence a Day – August

    A recap of August in one sentence a day… and a few pictures. Monday, August 1. Porch-sittin’ in the evening has become one of my favorite summer [in]activities. Tuesday, August 2. Played around a little bit with graphic design. Wednesday, August 3. Celebrated Lyle’s birthday with take-out pizza and an evening at home. Thursday, August 4. Sometimes it’s just good…

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    Weekend on the Oregon Coast

    Something Lyle and I have been looking forward to ever since we moved back to Idaho this spring is our traditional* trip to the Oregon Coast for his birthday. I always have Friday afternoons off, so Lyle took last Friday afternoon off as well and we headed out about 1:00. We live in the panhandle of Idaho, just a few minutes…

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    One Sentence a Day – May

    The “One Sentence a Day” meme is an idea I got from my friend, Sheila, at Making the Most of Every Day. She and several others had a link-up last month and will be doing another on June 2. I wanted to go ahead and post mine for May now, since it’s been several weeks since I blogged. Sunday. May…

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    A New Chapter

    Life is always an adventure. Just when I think I have everything figured out, I realize I don’t. But that’s okay. I’m happy to let God be the boss. After almost 2-and-a-half years in the Denver metro area, we sense God leading us back to Idaho. There are many things we don’t understand. We have had some great experiences here…

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    Recent Road Trip #2

    When we were in Kansas in December Lyle’s brother and niece told him they wished he was available to help with a building project they are working on for their print shop. They have purchased a new building and plan to move their business later this year. They were needing help with planning the layout, which is something Lyle is…

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    Recent Road Trip #1

    While our holidays were quiet and simple, we did manage to fit in two weekend road-trips that we thoroughly enjoyed. The first one was the weekend before Christmas. Our destination was my parents’ house in Arkansas to pick up our daughter who had gone home with them after Thanksgiving. It’s a 12-hour drive one-way, so we originally planned to drive…

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    Our Visit to the Grand Canyon

    So… you remember how back in the 1950s Great-aunt Thelma would invite all the neighbors over to look at the hundreds of slides that she had taken on her trip to the Grand Canyon? Yeah, me neither. I did have a Great-aunt Thelma. And she did take slide pictures on vacation. But the 1950s were before my time. And I…

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    Guest Post: The USO

    My guest today is my friend Michael Ann Rentz who is a career Air Force wife and USO volunteer. Earlier this year she was telling me about her experience with the USO so I asked her to write a little piece for Veteran’s Day. She doesn’t yet have a blog but I’m hoping she will soon. Thank you for sharing,…