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A Day Out In Leavenworth

Monday, July 13th, 2020

There were a lot of fun things to see in Leavenworth when we were there.  Yes, we wore masks in every store, but the shops were open and there were lots of things to see. My favorite shop was Kris Kringl, a Christmas tree/ornament/decor store, which has Christmas ornaments in every size, shape, or character […]



Eating Out

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

To celebrate the last day of school, we went out to dinner last Friday.  It was… an interesting experience. First, we picked a restaurant that we haven’t been frequenting as of late, but we knew would have something for everyone.  It was one of our local diner-style restaurants, where breakfast is served all day long.  […]



Flashback Friday

Friday, May 29th, 2020

I really miss baseball games in May.  The weather has warmed up, and the season is in full swing.  Not this year, obviously. But here are some pictures from Mays past… Thumper’s first baseball game was on Memorial Day in 2013. There have been Star Wars games on May the 4th.  This one was from […]



Memorial Day 2020

Monday, May 25th, 2020

No ceremonies, no concerts, no baseball games, and no sunshine. Just lots of rain and social distancing. Last year, Ane and I went to our local cemetery’s Memorial Day service and I found it to be so much more satisfying than the one at the big cemetery (though I am drawn to the big one […]