Monthly Archives: August 2012

Many Miles, Many Smiles! (part 5)

Alas, John, Ron (the Prius), and I did not stay in Oregon. We traveled on! Redwood Forests! Wow. The rumors are true. The trees are big. And the tree-naming is LAME. This tree is named Big Tree. Really? Big Tree? … Continue reading

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It All Started With a Coupon…

[I’ll wrap up my little vacation series sometime…it’ll happen.] Hy-Vee, my local grocery store (and previous employer — many moons ago), opened a new fancy schmancy store in my neighborhood. To celebrate this new store, I received a fabulous coupon booklet … Continue reading

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Many Miles, Many Smiles! (part 4)

Oregon! (our sixth stop!) I like Oregon. It’s a friendly state. (But, if you’re trying to get to western Oregon, the state is a lot wider than one might assume from a map.) However, once you make it to western Oregon, it’s … Continue reading

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Many Miles, Many Smiles! (part 3)

My goodness. It’s officially taken me longer to blog about my two-week vacation than it did to take my two-week vacation. My only excuse for not summing up this trip is that I’ve been very busy picking and eating kale. … Continue reading

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Many Miles, Many Smiles! (part 2)

The epic trip of John, Laura, and Ron (the Prius) continues! We didn’t stop at Yellowstone — we traveled westward, in a sort of Lewis-and-Clark-with-a-Prius way.  (And I stopped eating kale long enough to type this. The amount of kale … Continue reading

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Many Miles, Many Smiles! (part 1)

I’ve been a bit of a U.S. traveler recently. And, when I returned home I had approximately 76 ripe tomatoes and a million kale leaves that needed to be eaten as soon as possible. This means I’ve been a busy girl. … Continue reading

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