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Barn Happy, Artistic Pleasures, and Middle East Delights

As planned, Saturday was a full day. We enjoyed a great brunch at Barn Happy. Besides…

Ups and Downs

I spent five days in another internet desert. A little better than Lake Darling, but not…

Wandering Wisconsin

I also debated about calling this entry “Detour” or “How I Found 151.” This was not…

A Darling Campout

After what seemed like several weeks of hot Iowa summer weather, we finally caught a break…

Return to the Scene of the Crime

Ten years ago this month we camped here at Maquoketa Caves State Park a week or…

Unplugged

This can be a good thing. We all need some time away and last weekend was…

Awash in Glampers

The May gathering of the Iowa Midwest Glampers is taking place at Lake Anita State Park…

A Rockin’ Good Time

The last days of our trip featured an internet black hole for me so another delayed…

Wild Wacky Women Wrap Up!

In the wind, I should add. The final day of SPARKS was warm, sunny, and WINDY!…

Virtually Adrift at Lake Darling

A shakedown cruise an hour away gave me an opportunity to discover plenty of items that…

A Trip to Harper’s Ferry

Yesterday, we made a short drive to Harper’s Ferry, VA–a historical site that we had missed…

Preparing for the Season

It took a lot of snacks and coffee, a couple of bottles of wine, two raclettes,…

Spring Training

To most of you, this is a sports term, but for me it describes another season…

Words, Weather, and Wrapping Up.

In less than 24 hours, this memorable year will come to an end. Because it has…

Flitting About

It’s been a busy week since my return from the Michigan UP. A whirlwind weekend doing…