Category Archives: Exploring Towns

Daycation at the Oregon Coast

Yesterday we jumped in the car and headed west. We’d been every other direction away from Portland but hadn’t yet gone west to see the ocean. We planned on fixing that and made our way to Seaside, Oregon. Seaside is … Continue reading

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Oh, Oregon!

We spent five nights in the state of Oregon before continuing north into Washington. I’ve got lots to share about Washington but want to report what we did in Oregon before getting too far ahead of myself. We came in … Continue reading

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Traveling Across Iowa

Our trip across Iowa was wonderful. The weather was perfect and, as always, we explored whatever drew our attention and had no set plans as we crossed the state. We were lucky to drop-in on an old college friend and … Continue reading

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American Gothic

American Gothic, the famous painting by Grant Wood, depicts a man and woman in front of a real house that still stands is Eldon, Iowa. Eldon is about 125 miles southwest of this amazing barn mural we passed on Highway … Continue reading

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USA to NYC

We were last in NYC in November 2011 and, although these past 10 months have been fantastic, we’ve missed the city and our friends. So, we left the RV in a safe place, hopped on a plane and spent last … Continue reading

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“Up North” in Minnesota

“Up north” is a place where people go to escape. For both Minnesotans and Wisconsinites it means cabins, lakes, fishing, pine trees, campfires and finding a relaxing place to unwind. Last week we took the leisurely drive up the North … Continue reading

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Death’s Door Distillery Tour

A few years ago I encountered an unfamiliar bottle of gin at my local NYC liquor store. It was called Death’s Door and upon closer inspection I saw that it was produced in my family’s home state of Wisconsin. It gets … Continue reading

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On Washington Island, Wisconsin

Washington Island lies northeast of the Door Peninsula in Wisconsin just beyond the infamous Death’s Door strait connecting Lake Michigan and Green Bay. It’s only accessible by ferry or plane and any planes need to be ready to land on … Continue reading

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