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Sue Anne! You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 10, Lemon Week

Citrus trees grow like weeds out here and there’s a lemon tree in the front yard.  One of the Help X tasks is to prune the tree.  After careful research on lemon tree pruning, it was found that all of the lemons had to be picked first.  Now, all of these lemons could have simply […]

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Sue Anne, You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 7, Reina Sofia

Now this!  This… is a museum I could spend some time in!  The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía houses art from the 20th century up to current work being made today. Here I saw Dali, Picasso’s Guernica (as mentioned in the previous post), more Goya, and I learned about a few new artists […]

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Sue Anne, You’ve got some Spaining to do! Day 6, El Prado

Ok first, let me get this out of the way… OH MAH GAH!  I SAW GUERNICA IN PERSON! OH MAH GAH!  I SAW LAS MENINAS IN PERSON! OH MAH GAH!  I SAW THE THIRD OF MAY IN PERSON! OH MAH GAH!  I SAW THE BLACK PAINTINGS IN PERSON! OH MAH GAH!  I SAW THE NUDE […]

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Sue Anne, You’ve got some Spaining to do! Days 1-3, First Impressions

Welp. I made it.  I’m in Spain.  As per the usual custom, I became irritable a couple of days before departure and cried when I hugged Ryder goodbye.  (I almost got him going this time.  DAMN I love that guy.)  Another 24-ish hour journey under my belt.  A few rookie mistakes were made but nothing […]

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But Wait! There’s More! #DDW17, Vehicles

Been home for a week now. Want to finish up the Dutch design week posts and get that nagging tea ceremony post finished. (No disrespect to the tea ceremony, of course!) It’s awesome being home and holing up feels all kinds of right for me here. I think the cats are helping me out on […]

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Around the World in 80 Days: Day Freaking 80, I Did it.

I’m home. I can’t believe it. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. Everything is so familiar yet none of this feels like mine. At least my body remembers where everything is and I haven’t knocked anything over or jammed my toes on anything while jet-laggedly fussing with stuff in the dark. As an added bonus, I get […]

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Around the World in 80 Days: Day 75, #DDW17 Teaser

I’m overwhelmed guys.  Now I’m back in Renkum and I’m still overwhelmed.  I took 631 photos in two days at Dutch Design Week.  Let me put that into perspective for you.  On my phone right now from 2011-2012, I have 26 photos, 2013 – 112 photos, 2014 – 267,  2015 – 198.  I don’t take […]

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Around the World in 80 Days: Day 72, Dutch Weird Stuff 3.

Lots going on over here.  Gearing up to leave for Eindhoven to see Dutch Design Week 2017 in all its innovative glory and just finished sending my residency application off to Barcelona.  Fingers crossed on that one.  I have a little time to throw a super short weird stuff post at ya…. but it’s actually […]