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  • Recent adventures by the Wanderer!: Midwestern Wanderer

    From Coral to Chrysalis – The Sertoma Butterfly House and Marine Cove

    From Coral to Chrysalis – The Sertoma Butterfly House and Marine Cove

    Flowers and flutterbys and fish, what could be finer? Jerry and I were in Sioux Falls, South Dakota recently.  (House hunting – we’re considering moving to the Mount Rushmore State.  Getting tired of paying Minnesota state income taxes, and I am starting to crave an area where I can photograph …

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    Making time – the Bily Clocks Museum

    Making time – the Bily Clocks Museum

    Spillville, Iowa.  It’s a cute little town, with old world architecture, a water mill, and the feel of the Czech farmers who settled the area still present.  Driving into town from the north along County W14, you’re greeted with what looks like a traffic circle around a gazebo with creamy-colored, …

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    Not really what I was expecting…

    You might already have read the article about the Reno gang and their infamous end – and if you’ve checked out “Travel Tidbit” you might have also seen the entry on Jerry’s un-updated Garmin.  Here’s the story of how Jerry and I got there. I freely admit it – when …

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    Darker shades of history

    History is littered with firsts, naturally enough.  The first one to do a thing, the first time a particular event happens, is memorable.  Some… are more pleasant than others.  That doesn’t mean any of them should ever be forgotten. After the Civil War, much of the South was in ruins, …

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    The road REALLY less traveled

    You remember it – I know you do.  Can’t bring to mind what year it came out, or what insurance firm it was advertising, but the commercial features a dripping-wet man with his car mostly submerged in the lake behind him as he was saying of his GPS device, “The …

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