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About wanderingamericanwriter

retired teacher, writer, wife, mother, dog lover, traveler - real and imagined places!

France…Really…We Made It!!

I must apologize for the length of time between my posts, but I really have a good excuse…really, I promise. You see, the hubby and I were finally able to travel to France. Now, France is my absolute most favorite … Continue reading

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Edi-Slo, Not Edisto

We just returned from four wonderful days at Edisto, South Carolina…beach, not just island. (Trust me, there is a difference.) Oh, what a heavenly visit it was. We watched the international space station zip across the night sky. We sat … Continue reading

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Sipping and Wandering in a Special Winery

We have just spent a lovely few days winery wandering in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina. The weather was glorious, and the wine delicious. We went to several wineries but, by far, our favorite was Hanover Park Winery. A … Continue reading

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What Do You Choose?

Goodness, it has been a couple of weeks since I posted. What was I thinking? Oh, yeah. I was thinking that I had a house full of friends and family and had no time to write anything. Do you ever … Continue reading

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Our Final Day Aboard the California Zephyr

We awoke to our final day on the train. We were surprised to discover that so many people had gotten off the train at Salt Lake City. I cannot imagine having to disembark during the night but I suppose they … Continue reading

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The California Zephyr – Crazy for Colorado

As I said last week, we were up and going early as we did not want to miss one view of Colorado. Well, guess what? Everyone else had the same idea. The observation car was completely full by eight am. … Continue reading

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Riding the California Zephyr – Part Two

We jerked forward out of Union Station, Chicago, the train slowly picking up speed. In a matter of minutes we were zipping through a long tunnel. We came out into the sunlight with Chicago in our rear view mirror. Miles … Continue reading

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Riding the California Zephyr – Part One

What an adventure we have had! COVID restrictions have eased, the weather is warm, and travel has ramped back up. My husband and I decided to take a train trip from Chicago, IL to Emeryville, CA. We had talked about … Continue reading

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Savoring Books

I was talking to a friend the other day and we were discussing books. I said that books have always been my friends. She did not understand at all. To her books are something one reads for one book club … Continue reading

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Where Are You Going Post-COVID?

If you have seen my earliest posts, you will know that I suffer from a chronic illness. Some days are better than others. Last week was a terrible week. I gave myself permission to not post last week to lessen … Continue reading

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