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About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.

Day 25: Home!

I had trouble getting up this morning so was a bit late getting away.  After a nice breakfast which included french toast, I got out into a drizzly morning with a bit of fog.  The colour of the trees as I … Continue reading

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Heading Home: Day 24 — Olean, N.Y., final night on the road

A beautiful day for driving again today.  I went through 4 states again:  Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.  My marvellous GPS kept me off the toll roads.  Most of the morning was on a two-lane highway but in the … Continue reading

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Heading Home: Day 23 — South Bend, Indiana

I travelled through 4 states today.  I started in Minnesota, went through Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana where I’m spending the night.  I was here once before in 1966 when my high school concert band played a gig at a local … Continue reading

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Heading Home: Day 22 — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Coming into Minneapolis yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice that the skyline is very similar to those in Toronto and Winnipeg — tall modern buildings with some lower, older buildings of some architectural note, especially the turrets, tower, and green … Continue reading

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Heading Home: Day 21 — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Well it seems that Minnesota also gets its share of rain.  It’s supposed to rain the whole time I’m here.  The rain started after I had stopped for a nice lunch at a Perkins along the highway.  There had been … Continue reading

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Heading Home: Day 20 — Jamestown, N. Dakota

Well, I’ve been in North Dakota exactly twice in my life and both times it’s been stormy and raining.  I think I’ll have to reconsider the idea of coming here to do a dinosaur dig.  Digs are no fun in … Continue reading

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Heading Home: Day 19 — Malta, Montana

Ironically, less than 48 hours after telling my brother-in-law that I didn’t care if I never drove through Saskatchewan again, I spent most of this afternoon driving around the province’s southwest on a two-lane highway, at least an hour of … Continue reading

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