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10/7/13 12:33 P

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Oh that's perfect, I'm so glad for you! Take pictures of the shawl and socks, share them with us, or on your spark page, I'd love to see them. :)

I spent my birthday (10/4) on a plane to NC where we (daughter and I) went to a rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and comedy club. Got back last night! only my second plane ride so it was FUN! emoticon to me and my sister (hers was 10/3)

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10/2/13 7:15 P

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On both trips, I fed my passion for yarn by going to yarn stores and purchasing 2 nice skeins for myself. One became socks, the other will be a small shawl, that I can keep and remember the trips. My favorite kind of souvenir!

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10/2/13 10:15 A

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Congratulations to you, what an accomplishment, I'm so glad you had the chance to visit both places. Door County is beautiful this time of year, I hope you did something special for yourself with that fantastic breaking of what's norm for you, you deserve it. Great Job! emoticon

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10/1/13 9:04 P

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This summer I went on two weekend trips. One to Mineral Point, and one to Sturgeon Bay & Door Co. Both were really fun, but the amazing thing is that I actually went, because I'm phobic of traveling and don't even like to go across town. I'm glad I went, but don't want to travel again for a long time.

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9/27/13 2:03 P

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Heading up to Soldier's Grove tomorrow, if anyone knows where that's at. GoosieMoon, I'll trade you a trip to NC for the trip to Jamaica, that sounds like great fun! emoticon

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9/17/13 8:38 A

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We were lucky enough to be able to visit my DD in London when she was an intern in Parliament. Wonderful trip.

I'm going with a friend of mine to Jamaica later this fall to celebrate her divorce.
I don't take divorce lightly, but this one should be celebrated...

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9/12/13 4:52 P

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Wow, sounds like everyone's been having a great summer, with the vacations and all. Keep safe!

We're heading up to Stevens Point for the wedding this weekend, so I hope it all goes well, not supposed to be too cool, or too warm, which is wonderful, since it's an outdoors wedding. Cant' wait!

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9/9/13 1:21 P

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My husband and I are traveling to the Dominican Republic in November. I am hoping to be down a size or two by then....look better in my swim suit :)

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9/5/13 7:42 A

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My husband and I are taking a mini vacation and leaving the daughter with grandma. We are going to Dubuque for a few days. (baseball nut my husband is so we are also going to see the field of dreams also) Just a small getaway for us since we haven't gone any where since our daughter was born May 2012.

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9/3/13 10:40 A

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Ooooh GoosieMoon, you're so lucky! I'd love to go to someplace like Ireland, or Norway (my ancestors are from both places).

We're back from the Mississippi after 4 days up there, it was great, caught a lot of fish and just had beautiful weather on Sunday, Saturday, and Monday. REALLY hot on Thursday and Friday, but the AC in the trailer helps, tremendously.

Next trip is up to Stevens Point for a wedding our son is Best Man in. Then back up to the trailer area two weekends after for my Aunt and Uncle's 50th Anniversary, and between the two, to Milton for my Sister and brother-in-law's wedding reception. and then the first weekend in October, down to North Carolina for a wedding our daughter is Maid of Honor in. Busy, busy, busy.

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8/30/13 9:55 A

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My daughter was studying abroad in London this summer and was an intern in British Parliament. We were lucky enough to visit her there and took a short tour in Ireland as well. What a treat!

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8/28/13 11:22 A

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Hey everyone, yep, I'm leaving again, back up to the trailer on the Mississippi. I'll be leaving tomorrow and returning Monday sometime late. So take care of yourselves and be safe, remember, smile always and say something positive about yourselves.

Have a great weekend!

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8/15/13 11:57 A

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Heading up to the trailer (on the Mississippi River, between Prairie du Chien and LaCrosse) this weekend. I'll be leaving tomorrow and returning late Sunday/early Monday. Have a great day, everyone, errrr weekend!

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8/7/13 10:12 A

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That had to have been a great trip, so excited for you, Walleye's are fun to catch!

Heading down to Belvidere for the Boone County Fair where our daughter will be showing her 5 ponies. It's hot and humid today, I hope we at least get a breeze down there! But then we're in a tent which is ALWAYS cooler than the buildings which is why we love staying in that instead of the buildings. We get the breeze, the people in the buildings don't (no, the buildings are not air conditioned)

so I'll see everyone on Monday/Sunday night late.

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8/5/13 12:15 P

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The bag limit was 4 walleye each

We just counted them and let them go. We brought home our limit and ate a few up there. Have fun on your trip. Pam

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8/5/13 12:10 P

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Wow, you have so many exciting things that you've done.

100 Walleye, whoa, we're limited on how many we can get here (as you know), but I'm thinking that's over a long period of time. My daughter, her bf, and my brother-in-law went fishing friday morning (before we got up there) and caught 47 bluegills and 1 crappie, we went out the next day, and nothing! That's how easily it changes on the Mississippi, but we did have lots of fun.

We're like you, we live in the country, only we have a creek instead of a lake..that has to be gorgeous! You're so lucky! I'm a member of a Walleye club (as is the rest of my family, since the 1960's or 70's I forget). Dogfish are fun to catch (they really put up a fight), but not good to eat. I usually stick to the bluegills, everyone else loves the walleye, and northern.

Oops, forgot why I was here. :D We'll be heading to the Boone County Fair (Daughter and I and her bf) where she's shown her ponies for a long time. I'm not going down until Friday, but she's leaving Wednesday. I think that's the last pony show this year for her (us), thank goodness. Not that I don't love them, but I really need a free weekend to just stay home and relax.

Have a great day, everyone!

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8/1/13 12:56 P

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We caught plenty of fish!!! We didn't stay out all day like we used to( we used to run a fly in place for 7 years and spend most of the summer up there) It was too hot or too cold for the dogs part of the time, and my back gets sore in those boat seats. But we got over 100 walleye ( ate them for dinner 3 nights, and had cheeks one day, and brought back the limit) and a few northern( we don't really like to catch them). We live out in the country on a lake with few neighbors but it's not like being completely alone. Pam

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8/1/13 10:12 A

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Masarapi: Oooh Mammoth Cave, we went there years ago (son LOVED caves, at the time, so we went to as many as we could while on vacations) I remember the "Fat man's misery" area and, being claustrophobic, *shudders*, but we enjoyed it just the same. It's beautiful though and we loved it.

Pam: Sounds like such a great time, did you have any luck fishing? Isn't it glorious being away from everyone and everthing for a while, just the beauty, peace, and quiet? You're so lucky to have such a place to go and getaway.

I'm heading to the "trailer" tomorrow, this afternoon I'm heading to the local University to find out some information about some cool rocks I'd found up there when I was a child. They are so cool (will be posting a pic of two of them on my blog later), it's an area where the early Native Americans lived, in fact there are 3 burial mounds on the hill overlooking the Mississippi above the trailer court. One reminds me of a bowl (it fits perfectly into my hand with a little notch that lies so well on my thumb) and pestle (sp) (which has the perfect fit for my fingers). I can't wait to find out what they say about them.

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7/25/13 8:44 A

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We spent a week at a fly in fishing camp in Northern Ontario. It was the only cabin on the lake so it was just us and the dogs. No power except a solar power strip, but there was Wi-Fi and I kept up my sparking. No indoor toilet so I racked up lots of steps on my fitbit going to the outhouse. Pam

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7/22/13 8:16 P

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Just came back from Mammoth Cave in Bowling Green, KY. It was a beautiful hike into the cave and it was really cool down there! Coming back outside.....oy vay. Won't be doing that in the summer again!!

There was a narrow part of the cave that we had to shimmy through, it was called "Fat man's misery." I was so thankful my thighs could make it, I didn't think they would.

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Wow, lots of people going lots of places, how fun. I just found out, instead of leaving next Tuesday, we're leaving Monday for Des Moines, now we'll be getting back Sunday afternoon, and heading back out on Monday morning, I tell you, no rest for the wicked. *L*

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7/1/13 7:49 P

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Currently in TN

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7/1/13 4:45 P

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We spent last February in SPI Texas and will be going to my Grandsons graduation from boot camp in Ga. in August so except for going to the lake in hot hot humid weather we will be staying close to home.

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7/1/13 1:19 P

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We're going to Columbus WI this next weekend for a big family reunion. In August we will be going to Milwaukee for a weekend. We spent last January and February touring Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana so don't have anything else big planned for this year.


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7/1/13 12:18 P

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Planning on going to Door County in the near future...Fish Creek. My in-laws have a condo there so we are able to enjoy a vacation there whenever we can. I'm hoping to do some hiking, but we have a 5 year old and 2 year old. They don't last very long on hikes yet.

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7/1/13 11:07 A

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Hi, everyone...well it's summer, somewhere. I was just curious, has anyone gone on vacation or planning a vacation this year?

I've not really planned a vacation, perse, but I've got lots of mini-trips, I like to call them, happening. Every weekend this year is taken up by trips here and there.

June we had a wedding in Green Bay (WI); a pony show in Springfield, (IL) we're heading to the family trailer near Prairie du Chien (WI); the following weekend is a trip to Des Moines (IA), then after that we go to just nearby areas, for various things, then we head to Belvidere (IL) for another pony show, then up to Stevens Point (WI) for a wedding, and in October we go down to a small town in North Carolina for yet another wedding. I swear, this year we've been busier than ever before.

How about you, what do you have planned this year to take you away...besides Calgon?

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