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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.

New Adventures

It’s been sixteen months since we saw the world shut travel down due to Covid-19 and it has been difficult, sad, confusing, and even devastating for many who have been ill or lost loved ones or simply been isolated for … Continue reading

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Home, Sweet Home!

Got home mid-afternoon Saturday.  Check-out time wasn’t until 11 a.m. so I made sure I gave the city of Syracuse plenty of time to clear the streets.  I cleaned the several inches of snow off the car, had a nice … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 24 — Final Night on the Road

The day began with  torrential rain in Gettysburg where there were flood warnings and fears of tornados.  The rain was reminiscent of the drive I took through Colorado in September 2013.  Most of my morning drive I was wearing soaked … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 23

Drizzle, fog, and spray from other vehicles would characterize the weather for this morning as I made my drive to Gettysburg, PA, but I was delighted that my route home was missing the I-81 through Maryland.  I didn’t enjoy that … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 22

Weather photo What with it being a rather dismal day with drizzle prettty much all morning and cloud the whole day, I didn’t use the Cruise Control on the car for most of the day.  Saw a funny licence plate … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 21

The breakfast buffet this morning at the Jacksonville SureStay by Best Western.  There was both hot and cold food, not the usual sweet buns, several kinds of juice, and several flavours of yogurt.  What a great start to a day. … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 20

Weather photo I’m not sure I should still be calling this “Off Again” since I’m on my way home but there it is. It got down to 9°C last night. Yeah, I know, I know. I shouldn’t complain. But they … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 19

Today was not the warmer day I was hoping for but it was mostly sunny and for most of the afternoon it was pleasant if windy at times.  I went to the bird sanctuary first (after checking out of my … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 18

Weeks ago I started tracking the weather for all the places I planned to stop on my trip and although the forecast for Sarasota looked a bit on the dismal side, I nonetheless held out a bit of hope that … Continue reading

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Off Again: Day 17

Just a short trip from Ft. Myers to Sarasota so there was no rush to get going this morning.  The breakfast was a bit disappointing — the OJ was running out so a bit watery and we had to wait … Continue reading

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