New Mexico: Part 1

It’s been a few weeks. Lots of writing, travel, and so much more mischief! I’m going to talk about a recent trip  to New Mexico in early November. A little over a year ago, my friend texted me a photo of this place called Meow Wolf. She played dinosaur bones that made noises like a […]

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Ireland: Part 7

It was our final day on the road trip of Ireland. The next day, we would return the car to Dublin, enjoy the capital for the rest of the day, and then fly out the following morning. So we were going to make the best of it (as always)! We had been strongly advised that […]

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Ireland: Part 4

To continue our series on our July trip to Ireland, our fourth day was spent in the Connemara. I was very excited and a little nervous. When I talked to people who had been in western Ireland, they all said the Aran Islands was the best thing they did on the trip. We, on the […]

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Hiking with Stonewall

I’m very excited that my piece “Hiking with Stonewall” has been published in the Sonderers Magazine. Check it out here: Advertisements

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Southern Illinois/Kentucky: Part 4

On our final day in Southern Illinois, we opted to go ziplining in the Shawnee Forest in the morning. We saw a fridge magnet at our B&B and decided to try it out. I had tried ziplining once or twice. At my old job, they’d have a block party for the students, faculty and staff […]

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Southern IL/Kentucky Part 1

For Memorial Day weekend, we tried a different kind of trip. We booked a B&B in Buscombe, IL, about 30 miles north of the IL border for a weekend of hiking in downstate IL and parts of KY. We wanted to check out Shawnee National Forest. I’ve mentioned before how I grew very fond of […]

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Wisconsin Adventures: Part 1

Now to regularly scheduled programming: In early April, my bf and I decided to take a little trip to Madison/Milwaukee. We drove up on Saturday morning on one of those classic crazy Midwest weather days. For the entire drive to Madison, it alternatively hailed, snowed, then cleared to a wonderful sunny day. We were staying […]

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