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The glorious shower icon

Campground showers or how to shower in three minutes

By     |    Jan 26, 2013
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A year on the road means a year of campground showers. Most campground showers are coin-operated, time-limited contraptions. They generally run for three to five minutes for a few bucks a go. That time goes fast — especially when the water starts out ice-cold. Through much trial and error, we figured out how to optimize our short showers. How to shower in three minutes, flat: Do a quick snake/rodent/spider/other gross bug […]

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Warm Gulf.

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park in 6 Pictures

By     |    Jan 15, 2013
Posted in: Florida     |    No Comments

Last April, we soaked up the sun and salt water at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park on Florida’s Gulf Coast. This area is called the Forgotten Coast, but…cue corny joke…we won’t be forgetting it anytime soon. We’re looking forward to returning soon to explore more of the Forgotten Coast and to gobble up our share of the area’s seafood. Here’s a look back at our favorite photos from this beautiful part of Florida:

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You are powerless against us!

The 6 things that are keeping me inspired right now

By     |    Jan 1, 2013
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It’s hard to stay inspired. I’m working on a book about our trip (it’s going to be more of a how-to guide and less of a memoir) but I promised myself I wouldn’t give in to the old cliche and complain about how hard it is to write. So that’s why I’m saying that it’s hard to stay inspired. When working out of your own head, it’s such a challenge […]

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Lucifer himself.

Lucifer Falls tries to steal our souls!

By     |    Dec 6, 2012
Posted in: Hikes, Ithaca, New York     |    No Comments

“Why don’t you climb up on that ledge to take a photo,” Paul said. “That way you’ll cut out all that stuff in the foreground.” I mumbled a response about how I kind of liked the stuff in the foreground, but what I was thinking was, “Nice try, Lucifer. I’m not going to make it that easy for you.” Lucifer had already made me dizzy, the way he popped out […]

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My 6 star kitchen.

Small town living is good for my cooking

By     |    Nov 29, 2012
Posted in: Food, New York     |    No Comments

I’ve been pretty down on small town living so far. I thought I was ready for a small town after Chicago, but going from a city of 3 million to a town of 1,700…it’s been a bit of an adjustment (even when you forget all those spots we visited in between). Feeling at home in a close-knit town of 1,700, for ten months and/or the foreseeable future is a stretch, […]

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Our 2012 crop of BN.

Hooray for Beaujolais Nouveau and Red Feet Wine Market!

By     |    Nov 15, 2012
Posted in: Ithaca, New York, Wine     |    No Comments

Today is the third Thursday of November! Today is the day that Beaujolais Nouveau emerges from the temporary storage rooms of French wineries and makes its way around the globe, bringing joy to wine lovers (then leaving them with terrible, terrible hangovers on the third Friday in November). Oh, Beaujolais Nouveau…some people hate it a lot, some people hate it a little. I don’t know anyone who would say that they love the wine. For […]

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Cell phone coverage here!

Lisa’s favorite place(s)

By     |    Nov 15, 2012
Posted in: Best Of, Travel, Travel Itch     |    1 Comment

The question we’re most often asked is: “What was your favorite place?” This question is impossible to answer, because we didn’t have one favorite place. I usually reply by listing a few places I loved, then pretty soon I find myself throwing out just about every single place we visited that I didn’t hate, while the questioner, having long ago lost interest in the answer, stares blankly at the ground. Now that […]

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The falls through a gap in the trees.

So, I’m trying to think of a clever title for this post about gorges near Ithaca…

By     |    Nov 13, 2012
Posted in: Hikes, Ithaca, New York, Trumansburg     |    1 Comment

That’s what everyone says, right — “Ithaca is Gorges.” We have, at last count, three items in our (downsized) house that bear those three words. You can’t go anywhere here without seeing these three words stamped or printed or carved on every object imaginable. The phrase even has an entry in the urban dictionary. With that said, um…yes…this area is gorgeous. Reminding us of that fact on a regular basis […]

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A rest stop in the middle of Oklahoma.

Bathrooms: A How To Guide

By     |    Nov 9, 2012
Posted in: Adventure How To, Best Of     |    2 Comments

Why is it that people feel the need to post signs in restrooms telling you how to use the bathroom? We spotted so many — here are some of my favorites. 1. Rest area in Oklahoma: 2. Passive-aggressive note in a coffee shop in northern Wisconsin: 3. Campground in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado: 4. Public toilet in downtown Taos, New Mexico: 5. Olympic National Park Hoh Rainforest visitor’s center, […]

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Read the rest!

Making friends is hard…

By     |    Nov 7, 2012
Posted in: Best Of, Ithaca, New York, Reality     |    1 Comment

Browsing around Ithaca Craigslist for couches, I spotted the “Strictly Platonic” section and was intrigued. We don’t have any old friends still living in the Ithaca area, and I don’t really know how to make friends anymore. Especially without a job (i.e. especially when I rarely leave the house). So, strictly platonic, you say. Why not? Here’s the first one that caught my eye: Couple seeking Coulpe – mw4mw – […]

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