Silencing the Cow

The Cow the Wouldn't Shut Up {Life as a Field Trip}

It’s an innocent-looking cow isn’t it? Trust me; it’s more Chucky than cute. It was supposed to be motion activated and moo. Until that fateful moment when I pulled that battery’s protective slip out and it started working, I thought it would be the perfect decoration at an upcoming event. Continue reading

Throwback Thursday- The Traditional Greek Kitchen

Meteora,Greece {Life as a Field Trip}

The Great Meteoron Monastery.

In January 1999 I went on a university between-semesters travel course to Greece and Turkey. On one of the first days of our adventure, we spent hours in the tour bus heading for the amazing Meteora rock formations. My trusty DK Eyewitness travel guide to Greece hadn’t prepared me for the beautiful landscape. My mouth hung open and my camera never stopped clicking away as the bus wound it’s way back and forth on high, narrow roads, with no guard rail.

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Embrace Winter: Stargazing

 

In my family, instead of fighting winter, we try to embrace it. We get out there and make the most of the season. This year, all winter long I’ll share ideas for short winter field trips to make the snow and cold a little more fun. My hope is we’ll convert a few of you as you read about our winter outings.

Embrace Winter: Stargazing

We used the Mobile Observatory app to navigate the stars.

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Another Dam Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. This year 2/3 of our family is sick. I work all day tomorrow.  I don’t have a card for my husband. I haven’t made any Pinterest-worthy gifts. That’s okay; at our house, Valentine’s Day is less about romantic love than family love. Valentine’s Day won’t be very exciting, but we do have plans to visit De Pere’s Sunset Point this weekend to mark the day.

Another Dam Valentine's Day- Declare your love with a padlock!

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Embrace Winter: Warm Up in the Kitchen

Embrace Winter: Ways to thrive not just survive this winter

In my family, instead of fighting winter, we try to embrace it. We get out there and make the most of the season. This year, all winter long I’ll share ideas for short winter field trips to make the snow and cold a little more fun. My hope is we’ll convert a few of you as you read about our winter outings.

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