Moving East, through the Midwest

We’re on our way back to the east coast after a far hop out to Madison, Wisconsin. It rained practically the entire time we were out in Madison, so I’m afraid we weren’t able to take much advantage of the beautiful area around there. We did wander through the rain in the state capitol and […]

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Living With A Lion

It’s hard to appreciate the sheer size of the Maine Coon cats we’re caring for in Madison, Wisconsin. They remind us of lynxes or bobcats (in Chester’s case, a lion). Their paws are gigantic, their noggins and ears are huge, their fur is long, and their tails are extra long. They have their own special […]

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How all the halves live

One of the things Daria and I have enjoyed on our travels across the US is an incredible variety of households. Admittedly, we’ve enjoyed some more than others. So far, we’ve had a stay in an exclusive neighborhood where the wealthy have their own police force. We’ve also experienced a house that takes me back […]

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A Philadelphia Suburb

Technically, we’re in New Jersey. And, I suppose, technically we’re in a suburb of Camden. But, unless you’re from somewhere near here, you may not have heard of Camden before (not the same Camden as Camden Yards). Philadelphia dominates the area. For being just 15 minutes from Philly, the town of Laurel Springs is surprisingly […]

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Back In The Northeast

Well, here it is almost officially fall, and we are back up in the Northeast. Queens, to be exact (for this week!). We’re staying in a circa 1917 townhouse in the Jamaica/Woodhaven neighborhood with two rather large male kitties, Mr. Ripples and Gus, who rule the roost. It’s working out great because Jim is leaning […]

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