Tag Archives: off the beaten path

Only in America….

One of the things we enjoy when taking road trips is stopping along the way to see cheesy, corny fun stuff.  And, boy, did we succeed recently. Did you know the world’s biggest covered wagon is located in Lincoln, Illinois?  … Continue reading

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Wisconsin is weird — Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron

Continuing with the theme of how weird Wisconsin can be, as we road-tripped south we stopped to see Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron in an art sculpture garden in the middle of pretty much nowhere situated back behind a place called Delaney’s … Continue reading

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Wisconsin is weird — Jurustic Park

No, I didn’t spell that wrong.  Jurustic Park and Jurassic Park are two completely different things.

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Wisconsin is weird — House on the Rock

One of the things growing up in Wisconsin taught me is that Wisconsin is weird.  Come on, Wisconsin is home to at least two world famous serial killers.  Ed Gein liked to make lampshades out of human faces and cover … Continue reading

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Two Days in Nashville

So….while we were dealing with family issues in Kentucky, we managed to get a few days away to celebrate my 50th birthday.  Our options were limited, as we had to be back in Kentucky the day after my birthday.  After … Continue reading

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Lanta Animal Welfare Visit

Our first full day on Koh Lanta, we actually set an alarm for 7 am.  What on earth would cause us to do that?  One word:  DOGS!  (Ok, fine, maybe two words:  DOGS!  CATS!).

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Watching our dollars disappear at Timang Beach

While visiting Yogyakarta, we decided it would be nice to get out in the countryside for a day and visit a beach.  Enjoy nature and all that, right?  Well, we read about a beach called Timang Beach.  Right off of … Continue reading

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Borobudur, the chicken church, and Mount Merapi

Whooo hooo!  We are in a brand new to us city (Yogyakarta, which is actually pronounced like jogjakarta by some people, apparently because the Dutch colonizers couldn’t pronounce Y or so one of our guides told us) and you know … Continue reading

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Tam Thanh Mural Village

A few years ago, I’m not sure exactly when but I think it was in 2016, a team of Vietnamese and Korean artists spent two weeks painting over 100 murals all over the sleepy fishing village of Tam Thanh.  

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Relaxing in Mai Chau

We have spent the last few days in an area of Vietnam known as Mai Chau, a rural area about a three hour or so drive from Hanoi.  It was a perfect place to visit after the hustle and bustle … Continue reading

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