A picture I took over a decade ago on a fantastic biking trip to Prince Edward Island, Canada. I wish I could find the original of this picture, it had better color.

Bikes in PEI

For a better/larger view of the pic, click here.

They’re Back from NM

My parents had a great time with my cousin and her family and the trip as a whole went well. There were a few glitches…no hot water the first night in the hotel (they were given a discount), some issues with the rental car, and the winds. The wind was the worst they'd ever seen; [...]

Little Hotel Soaps

This is one of the funniest things I have ever read. It’s supposedly true, but I’ve never researched it. Whether it’s true or not…it is hysterical. (I should put it in the extended entry, but it deserves front-page attention.)


Those Little Hotel Soaps

Below is some correspondence which actually occurred between a London
hotel’s staff and one [...]

Did You Know? (I Didn’t!)

I had no idea that today in 1930 Laura Ingalls Wilder became the first woman to fly across the United States! How wild is that? It was a nine-stop journey from Roosevelt Field in New York to Glendale, CA.*

From Little House on the Prairie to Big Scribe in the Sky! That’s just too cool!

*According to [...]

Chicago Bean Dip

I started this post the other day and was going to accent it with pictures posted on Flickr, but got foiled in the process. Flickr is now owned by Yahoo!. So to get a Flickr account, you have to sign up for Yahoo!. I have a Yahoo! account, but never use it and it isn’t [...]

Apollo 13

The movie Apollo 13 is on cable TV right now. Is it just me or is this movie much more difficult to watch since the space shuttle Columbia disaster? Especially near the end of the movie where they are explaining the heat shields and re-entry. I don’t think many of us need that explanation any [...]

Traveling These United States

Bleh. Spent much of last night in the bathroom. Most of this morning and afternoon in bed. Plus lots of this evening curled under a blanket watching TV. Bleh. But I did manage to play with this map some. I’ve seen it or similar maps on other blogs and decided to give it a try. [...]

Pride and Prejudice Links

Yes, yes, more about Pride and Prejudice, but not the same old stuff. 

First, if you want to visit the locations from the recent movie, which was shot entirely on location, check out this article from the Chicago Sun-Times. (No online subscription needed, but I don’t know how long they’ll leave it up.)

Second, if you [...]