Category Archives: Weather

Why yes, that IS a tent in our dining room!

I do recognize that it’s not all that common to have a full-size camping tent set up in your dining room, but that’s exactly what we do have and, oddly enough, we’re rather enjoying it. It started a week ago … Continue reading

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The winter that wasn’t

Oh, I know, even just typing that headline makes me feel like I’m probably calling forth the wrath of the weather gods and we’ll be buried under snow by morning. But, I’ll take my chances since even that wouldn’t seem … Continue reading

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Antelope, Bison, and Elk, Oh My!

After many months of looking forward to it, our Yellowstone trip finally arrived and ten days ago we piled into Chris and Louise’s roomy Dodge Durango and headed north.  We did, indeed, see ample antelope, bison, and elk.  Well, mostly … Continue reading

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Summer in Full Swing

Yep, it’s definitely summer and it’s been a fine one.  Had some hot days (Salt Lake City officially hit 100 the other day although it was a touch cooler here) but we still marvel at the difference the low humidity … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Egrets

Yes, we felt just like we were back in Costa Rica last week as we felt the unmistakable shake, rattle, and roll of an earthquake! I say “unmistakable” now that we spent those years in Costa Rica and experienced quite … Continue reading

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Goblins and Snow Storms

But wait, isn’t it May? Do I have my seasons and my holidays seriously mixed up? No, actually we were in Goblin Valley (Utah) last weekend, home of some amazing rock formations (the “goblins”) and did, indeed, drive through a … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung

I almost feel bad saying so—since so many of our friends around the country are still neck deep in snow!—but it definitely feels like spring has arrived here.  I used to laugh all our years in Maine when the official … Continue reading

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Tis December

Yes, it’s December which means Christmas trees, snow, Santa Claus, and surprises — all wonderful things as far as we’re concerned.  Interestingly, we’re not finding the snow to be particularly bothersome.  In fact, after a surprisingly deep snowfall the other … Continue reading

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If it’s Friday, this must be Paris

Or was that Tuesday and Belgium?  In any case, we did, indeed, find ourselves in Paris Friday, but just as you might be thinking, it was not the Paris.  (Although I suppose to the folks that live there, it probably … Continue reading

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Quasi-camping and hints of fall

With our new-found “freedom” after no longer being 24/7 caregivers for Mom, you’d think we’d be all over the place traveling and doing exotic things, but between my working, taking care of that wonderful little granddaughter several days a week, … Continue reading

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