Congratulations Graduate!

Congratulations to our college graduate, Kelsey Ann Kramer!  After four years at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and then one final semester of study abroad in Granada, Spain, to hone her Spanish-speaking skills, our niece [who’s also my goddaughter] Kelsey graduated yesterday!   She majored in Spanish as she wants to be bi-lingual, but took a full load

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The End of the Race

Monday through Friday for the past four years, our niece Kelsey was at the University of Wisconsin’s boathouse on Lake Mendota by 6:15 a.m. for what was usually a two-hour practice before she attended her daily college classes.  Her second practice of the day took place at 4 p.m. and ran for another hour and a half.  On Saturdays

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Sweet Savannah

Another city in the U.S. I’ve always wanted to visit is Savannah, Georgia.  It’s consistently ranked in the Top You-Name-It American cities… top places to visit, top places to live, one of the friendliest… and now I know first-hand why! Let’s start with where we stayed.  In a campground, of course, but this was another really

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Head of the Charles

October 18 & 19 — We’ve joined Kelsey at several of her Wisconsin Rowing regattas over the last three years, but this one takes the cake – literally – it’s the largest two-day regatta in the world. We were so excited she got to make the trip with her UW team as that meant we

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Tales from the Trail

September 11 — All-day rains kept us from hiking in Baxter State Park today, so instead we opted to hang out a bit at the Appalachian Trail Cafe in Millinocket, Maine.  After all, with a name like this in the town where the A.T. ends, how could we stay away from such a namesake joint? Immediately upon

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Lake Kegonsa

Friday night fish fry @ Springers on Lake Kegonsa (above) As we always do, we really enjoyed our time up in the Stoughton area.  We started our morning at our Lake Kegonsa State Park campsite.  Bill & Lisa came by to see how we’re living now in our 220 ft² apartment on wheels, then we

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