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Category Archives: Travel
Fancy Coffee Friday: Peaceful, Easy Feeling
Last weekend found Mr. Muse and me on a weekend getaway trip with a couple with whom we’ve become good friends. They are actually like family, at least as close as you can get without being genetically related or have … Continue reading
Posted in Fancy Coffee Friday, Travel Tagged Arugula Salad with egg, Aurelio's Pizza Chicago, Blue Gillys Newville WI, Brain Food Court, cadbury eggs, chicago, Chicago Riverwalk, Cyrano's Cafe Wine Bar, Doubletree by Hilton Skokie IL, Fancy Coffee Friday, First Lady Architecture Boat Tour, gluten free dining, Jameson's Charhouse, Joshua Tree Tour, Kappys American Grill Morton Grove IL, Museum of Science and Industry, musings of the amusing muse, Navy Pier, Office Ninja, Soldier Field, the amusing muse, travel, Traveling, U2 7 Comments
Fancy Coffee Friday: Thinking Warm Thoughts
Yesterday, I spent about four hours working on a post for the fine people over at Clothes Free Life. That was after spending a couple hours working on a rough draft for the same piece, written out longhand the other … Continue reading
Fancy Coffee Friday: Under Pressure
It’s not morning. It’s going on 7 PM and I currently have seven pints of homemade chicken vegetable soup in the pressure canner. I started with seven quarts of chicken stock. Spending time canning seems to have been the story of my life … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, Fancy Coffee Friday, Personal, Travel Tagged Bakewell, Cascade House, Chatsworth, Coalbrookdale, Derbyshire, England, Fancy Coffee Friday, home canning, Ilam Hall, Monty Python, sheep, Staffordshire, travel 4 Comments
Fancy Coffee Friday: So, we went to England and all I got was this lousy cold
We’ve been back here in the US of A for nearly three weeks and most of that I’ve had a cold. Part of that time I’ve had a sinus infection – and thankfully that appears to have taken a hike. … Continue reading
Fancy Coffee Friday: Jalapenos, Colds and a Goat in a Coat
Hello Everyone! I’m back from England, caught a cold on the flight from Amsterdam to Minneapolis, harvested 3 kilos of jalapenos the day after I got back and have a goat wearing a coat out in the barn. I’ll save … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, Fancy Coffee Friday, Musings, Personal, Travel Tagged being sick, colds, England, Fancy Coffee Friday, gardening, goats, jalapenos, travel 3 Comments
Fancy Coffee Friday: I’ve been in the same clothes for the last 30 hours
That’s the thing about international travel – there really isn’t much opportunity for a wardrobe change. Thirty hours in the same clothes? SURE! And, add to that the fact that we’re now six hours ahead of our usual time – we’re … Continue reading
Fancy Coffee Friday: The Cruise – Recaptured.
Now that I’ve been back in the frozen tundra (man, does that sound way too dramatic to anyone else?) of Wisconsin for a couple of weeks, it’s time to give a recap of my cruise to the Caribbean with the … Continue reading
Posted in Fancy Coffee Friday, Musings, Personal, Travel Tagged Bare Necessities, Bare Necessities Cruises, Bare Necessities Tour and Travel, CocoCay Bahamas, distillery Domaine de Severin, Fancy Coffee Friday, Guadeloupe, Les Jardins de Valombreuse, Maho Beach, Philipsburg St. Maarten, photography, Pointe A Pitre Guadeloupe, St. Barthelemy, St. Barths 8 Comments
Fancy Coffee Friday: The Adventures of Captain Oblivious!
Years ago, as I made my way through my adolescent and teenage periods, I was “too busy for boys”. Between school, 4-H, NJHA, and sports, not to mention having farm animals to care for, I was kept busy. Those fleeting moments … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, Musings, Personal, Travel Tagged 4-H, Bare Necessities, Bare Necessities Cruises, Bare Necessities Tour and Travel, Captain Oblivious, Catholic grade school, Dana Delany, dating, Eureka Moment, Fancy Coffee Friday, Maho Beach, Midwesterner, National Junior Horticultural Association, NJHA, St Maarten, Sunset Bar and Grill 11 Comments
The Monday After: Why Are Vacations So Exhausting?
Mr. Muse and I finally arrived home early afternoon yesterday after being away a week and a half. Our flights were uneventful and we plunged into the cold as fuck brisk 7 degree F breeze of Madison with suitcases in … Continue reading
Fancy Coffee Friday: Sailing – Take Me Away
Well, I can’t really call being on a huge cruise liner in the Caribbean “sailing” – there are no sails after all – but that’s what the industry calls it, so therefore, it is what it is. As you read … Continue reading
Posted in Fancy Coffee Friday, Musings, Personal, Random Thoughts, Travel Tagged Bare Necessities Cruises, Bare Necessities Tour and Travel, Big Nude Boat 2015, Celebrity Constellation, Christopher Cross Sailing, CocoCay Bahamas, Cruises, cruising, Fancy Coffee Friday, Gustavia St. Barts, in the offing, open water, Philipsburg St. Maarten, Pointe A Pitre Guadeloupe, Sea Day 11 Comments