Monthly Archives: April 2013

Is it that Hard to Predict the Weather?

Tom Skilling is my favorite weatherman. It’s not because he’s better at predicting the weather (seriously, I think they’d probably have a better average if they just guessed!  Unless you aren’t good at guessing.  Like me.  In a 50/50 chance … Continue reading

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The Silver Lining in Chicago’s Six Inches of Rain

I missed the 6-inch rain event yesterday.  But I was able to capture this picture on our way back in to the city yesterday at 4:59.  Also known as rush hour. Can you spot the problem? Yeah, that’s right.  No … Continue reading

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The End of Route 66

Route 66.  The iconic highway that linked the Midwest with the West Coast in the 1920s and started the “Great Migration” west.  Well, migration by car anyway. I’ve never had the opportunity to drive the length of the highway but … Continue reading

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How to Live with Your Sister

It’s official.  My sister moved in yesterday.  And she’s even unpacked. Granted, she still has a hole where a wall should be.  But this just gives Kizzy easy access to run from our room to hers.  Or hers to ours.  … Continue reading

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Udaipur and Our Last Day in India

Every once in awhile you come across an image that is burned into your brain so deeply that closing your eyes for even a second brings back a vivid scene. On this trip, for instance, the images I will always … Continue reading

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Shopping in Jodhpur (And We Also Went SightSeeing)

Jodhpur is known as the Blue City.  And, unlike the last one, this one actually is blue. It started when the original palace/fort got to big to house all of the important members of the Maharaja’s household.  So some of … Continue reading

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The Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur

The Umaid Bhawan Palace is easily my favorite of the palace hotels.  It doesn’t have the personalized service of the safari camps nor the luxurious rooms of the Rambagh Palace … Alright, so I can’t pick a favorite.  I love … Continue reading

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