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One of the lungs -- the middle ceiling rises and falls to equalize the pressure when sealed. Otherwise it would blow out on hot days.

Biosphere 2 is Dying

By     |    Dec 7, 2011
Posted in: Arizona     |    9 Comments

If you grew up when we grew up, chances are you learned about the Biosphere 2 project in science class. Maybe you even read about it in Ranger Rick magazine. It was a hugely ambitious project — recreate the earth (aka Biosphere 1) so that people could live inside entirely self-sufficient. Some called it a failure because people only lived in there for two entire years, but they were calorie and oxygen deprived. However, […]

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Our Journey So Far

By     |    Dec 6, 2011
Posted in: Schedule     |    1 Comment

If you missed it yesterday afternoon, check out Lisa’s itinerary of what we’ve done and where we’ve been so far. It’s right up there, in the nav at the top, Track Our Journey. It’s been a bear because of all the false-starts and the every-growing complexity. (Damn free mapping sites!) We still would love to have a great interactive map that you can zoom in on and follow our route, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By     |    Nov 24, 2011
Posted in: Travel     |    No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Lisa and I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Thanks to everybody for reading our blog, posting your comments, and sharing our stories with your friends. It’s been a great trip so far, and we hope your travels this holiday weekend have gone smoothly as well. Without further ado, then, Adam Sandler’s Thanksgiving Song from SNL! We’ll be back on Monday with more posts. […]

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Hiking the Dog Canyon Trail at Oliver Lee State Park, NM

By     |    Nov 9, 2011
Posted in: Hikes, New Mexico     |    3 Comments

It’s 2.9 miles to Frenchy’s cabin via the Dog Canyon Trail … and 1,500 feet up (Frenchy used the trail to move his cattle between his summer and winter grazing fields). Lisa mentioned the elevation change when we were starting, but it took a while to compute. Not until we started to make our way back down did I realize we had basically just climbed the staircase of the Sears […]

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Shout Out to Gelato Vero!

By     |    Nov 7, 2011
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., New Mexico     |    No Comments

Thanks to our pals at Gelato Vero for sponsoring us a drink in Taos, NM at the Adobe Bar in the Historic Taos Inn!  Of course we went for the local produce: a glass of Gruet sparkling wine for me and a Santa Fe pale ale for Paul.  The place was so gorgeous that I couldn’t even talk to anyone when I walked in.  I just stood there looking around […]

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The Indianapolis Museum of Art is Awesome and Free

By     |    Oct 28, 2011
Posted in: Indiana     |    1 Comment

“If you have some time tomorrow, check out the art museum,” our buddy Drew told us.  Later he said: “One of the things I like best about Indianapolis is that it continues to pleasantly surprise me.” Oh, understatement. The Indianapolis Museum of Art is awesome.  If you’re in town, you need to visit.  Let me counteth the ways we love it: It’s free (but you may have to pay for […]

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Poochie Wants Pumpkin | Dispatches From Terre Haute, IN

By     |    Oct 27, 2011
Posted in: Food, Indiana, Local News Dispatch     |    1 Comment

Ultra-local papers are the best. They are a window into the soul of a town and its residents. This dispatch comes from The Weekly Crust of Terre Haute, IN. We grabbed a copy while eating at Wise Pies Pizza & Subs (it’s their paper).   Rocky Wants a Slate Oven Too Wise Pies now has a slate oven equipped pizza truck.  The first outing was during Terre Haute’s Blues Fest.  One of their […]

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The Concrete Park in Wisconsin

By     |    Oct 24, 2011
Posted in: Wisconsin     |    1 Comment

The Concrete Park in Wisconsin is bizarre.  Here’s the brief, brief history (long version here): In the 1950s, ex-lumberjack, Fred Smith, creates a shit-load of sculptures over 14 years in his 60s and 70s. They’re concrete, decorated with glass bottles, shells, and other objects. In the ’70s, he dies, the Kohler Foundation purchase the site, and the Wisconsin Arts Council starts restoring the sculptures. The sculptures are creepy, beautiful, impressive, […]

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Week One Has Been Fun

By     |    Oct 8, 2011
Posted in: Travel     |    4 Comments

We’re a week in.  Seven days ago we woke up in Chicago, loaded everything into our van, and headed north to Wisconsin.  Now we’re in Upstate New York for a wedding.  Later today, we’ll have spiedies, a Binghamton specialty (FYI: don’t spell them “speedy” — “the term “spiedie” comes from the Italian spiedo meaning spit or spiedini referring to cubes or balls of meat cooked on a skewer“).  I can’t wait — maybe […]

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Golden Retriever: Retrieved | Dispatches From Watkins Glen, NY

By     |    Oct 6, 2011
Posted in: Local News Dispatch, New York     |    No Comments

Ultra-local papers are the best. They are a window into the soul of a town and its residents. Our first dispatch comes from The Daily News (no website, sorry) of Watkins Glen, NY. We grabbed a copy while eating at Glen Mountain Market and Bakery.   No Thursday Wing Night at Bleachers Sports Bar and Grill Sorry, there’s a private party tonight at Bleachers. Maybe stop at Valero for the […]

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