Category Archives: Marie Loughin

The mighty Mis-sis-sippi

If you’ve ever seen the Mississippi River for yourself or learned about it through school or television, you probably imagine it as a massive, sometimes muddy, lake-wide flow of water bisecting the United States like an overfed snake on the … Continue reading

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What vacation looks like

         

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Taking a walk on the dark side (of Vancouver)

In the last few years, I’ve done bus tours in San Francisco, Dublin, and Scotland. It’s a great way to learn about an area when you only have a short period of time. But it never occurred to me to … Continue reading

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Steam Powered Zoo?

When you think of going to a zoo, you might think of giant pandas… …or elephants… …or monkeys… But unless you are an unusual person, you probably don’t think of Steampunk musicians. But that is just what we found at the … Continue reading

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The Mall of Alberta

I missed posting last Wednesday because I was in Edmonton. For those of you who have no idea where that is, here’s a map. Edmonton is a quiet, understated city in the middle of Alberta (Canada), nestled in flat, lake-speckled farmland. … Continue reading

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Who put that tea in my beer?

Today, I’m going to talk about beer. Not just your average, pale-yellow frat boy beer that requires no thought to consume. I want to talk about beer hand-crafted by microbreweries, the indies of the beer industry. Specifically, I want to … Continue reading

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A Walk on the Moon

Weirdness struck my family when we decided to detour into Idaho during a drive from British Columbia to Kansas. The kids weren’t happy at the prospect of the detour. It would add several hours to the journey. Plus it was … Continue reading

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