Category Archives: Travel – States

The Power of Orange Snow Pants

The gang was eager to head back to the slopes for more (more on our first day here), so we layered up and got out there first thing in the morning. I spent the morning with two friends, one of whom … Continue reading

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On Facing Fears and the Game of G.N.A.R.

On the drive up to Taos, I told Chase my plan to hang out in the lodge the whole weekend instead of skiing.  This trip terrified me; how did people find skiing fun? I had good reason to be afraid. … Continue reading

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Planes, Metro, and Automobiles [Washington DC]

After a rainy Day 1, Chase and I were happy for a sunny Sunday in DC.  We started out early again, and–as with the day before–packed a lunch and took public transit into the city.  First stop was Ford’s Theater! … Continue reading

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Snow in Chicago, Rain in DC [Washington DC]

On Thursday, Chicago was at the tail end of a frozen week, complete with mountains of snow and the nickname “Chiberia”.  I was nervous about making it out of O’Hare to DC, so I set off for the airport immediately … Continue reading

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The Next Six Weeks

Peculiar things, these opportunities.  Sometimes they fall out of the sky and slap you in the face, begging you to notice them.  On the other side of the spectrum, they ask you get off your lazy butt and create them … Continue reading

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Carlsbad Caverns [New Mexico]

I didn’t think I’d ever have an opportunity to visit Carlsbad Caverns, which are located in the middle of nowhere, New Mexico. Let alone be flown there by my boyfriend, Chase. Let alone almost die en route.  But I’ll get … Continue reading

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Quad Cities Adventures [Iowa]

Last week, I worked remotely from the Quad Cities, the group of cities that straddle the Mississippi River along the Illinois/Iowa border.  During the day, of course, I was tied up at work in Rock Island, but in the evenings … Continue reading

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