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up periscope

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a submarine. Especially when the best doughnut shop in Rhode Island is closed on Mondays. On the Monday before Thanksgiving, we’d intended to take a little field trip to Allie’s Donuts, but Aunt Nancy texted that … Continue reading

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a banjo man kind of day

Last Saturday I told Banjo Man I was taking him on a Mystery Ride, but in order to do that he would have to be ready to leave the house by 9:30 AM. Such a thing is not in Banjo … Continue reading

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my banjo man is back at the lake

I am so happy.  I can’t stop hugging him. But he doesn’t seem to mind. His plane was landing at 9:30 Monday night, so my first plan was to drive in to Spokane at 7 PM and pick him up, … Continue reading

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an afternoon in provincetown

It’s the little town at the tip of Cape Cod.  It’s the place where the Mayflower docked before heading into Plymouth in November of 1620.  There the Pilgrims established their new government, a “domestic commonwealth” without kings and queens. My … Continue reading

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scenes from the dunes

Our first stop on Tuesday morning was in the Wellfleet area of the Cape Cod National Seashore. I’d heard about the dunes, but neither Banjo Man or I had ever been to see them.  So the nine of us headed … Continue reading

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an itty bitty road trip

When your friends from Montana show up in Massachusetts (a son was getting married–happy day!), you absolutely must get in the car and join them in their touristy endeavors. It’s a law. So Banjo Man and I packed up the … Continue reading

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a longmire day

I have a secret crush on Walt Longmire.  He’s the sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming.  And he lives in Craig Johnson’s books. I started watching the Longmire tv series (originally shown on A&E) last fall.  After three seasons, the show … Continue reading

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staring at the lake

Yes, we made it.  Six and a half days, three-thousand miles and almost perfect driving conditions. It’s chilly here, but the forecasting for summer weather to return in a couple of days.  Tomorrow we’ll haul chairs down to the dock … Continue reading

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day 6, getting closer with every mile

  Tonight we are in Missoula. You’re probably wondering about these grizzlies, aren’t you.  We stopped outside of Bozeman this afternoon to see a grizzly rescue facility, “Grizzly Encounter”. Yesterday we spent a Longmire kind of day in Buffalo, Wyoming. … Continue reading

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pictures from day 3, on the road

Towel sculpture at the Hampton Inn in Joliet, IL. Believe it or not, this was at a truck stop!  Advertised as St. Louis style ribs. Banjo Man can’t resist a patriotic woman.  I should have bought that hat. We’re in … Continue reading

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