The Grand Europe Experiment Begins In Prague

Well, here we are in Prague, at the beginning of our European fact-finding mission! We’re experimenting by spending 8 weeks in a culture we’ve never experienced, to see what it’s like to really live in Europe. We’ve been here for a week already, and we are settling in fairly well, despite not getting beyond hello […]

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Overnight In Downtown Raleigh

Today we left Atlanta, headed back up North to our next housesit in Rye, NY. We had a slight change of plans this morning – unfortunately, poor Mollie has the flu, so we opted not to stay with Team Reed (miss you guys!!). Little known fact – it’s super easy to find last-minute Airbnbs, and […]

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December in DC (and Atlanta)

Hello friends! We know, we know – it’s been a while since our last post. We spent most of December in Washington, DC – it was Jim’s first time, and we had an amazing time!    We stayed in a neighborhood in north Silver Spring that was literally in a national forest. Tons of deer, […]

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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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