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Jul 26, 2012 - Three days!

I can't believe there are only three days left until I arrive in Lima! The past few days have been crazy--packing, errands, appointments, etc. I'm alllllmost done packing, I just have to squeeze everything into my suitcase and weigh it, and knowing me I'll probably have to take half of it out. Packing for five weeks is harder than I thought; this is the longest trip I've ever had to prepare for. I spent a good hour today perusing my Spanish dictionary and brushing up on vocab, but I'm feeling pretty good about my Spanish. I can't wait to...

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Jun 27, 2012 - Milwaukee Bound

This trip was short. I have been to Milwaukee before so the main reason I visited again was to see my friend Ope who is doing his Medical Residency there. I had a great 3 days. I saw several parks, attended the 45th annual SummerFest (the largest music festival in the world), Went to the Harley-Davidson museum, got a patriotic mani-pedi, spent some time looking out over Lake Michigan, indulged in some fantastic food and of course local beer and last but not least battled some record breaking high temperatures.

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Jun 26, 2012 - Milwaukee Art Museum

Last year as I drove through Wisconsin I did not have time to stop in Milwaukee - something I always regretted . With good driving conditions Milwaukee is an hour and forty minutes from here. I wanted most especially to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, see Miller Field, and tour the Pabst Mansion. I arrived at the museum just before noon, watched the Burke Brise Soleil open, had lunch, saw the Toulouse Lautrec and contemporaries Posters of Paris exhibit ,and visited the permanent collection. Another trip will be necessary to see the rest of...

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Mar 16, 2012 - Milwaukee Improv Show!

I got to Milwaukee a little late. I quickly realized that driving in Milwaukee sucks... There's a million confusing, one-way roads and bike lanes and no parking lots for me to stop and check my GPS. It turns out that my couchsurfing hosts' fiancé was in an improv show so I met them at Comedy Sportz just in time for his show. It was a political improv show called Talking Points and it was surprisingly good.

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Oct 10, 2011 - Awaiting to Leave

Hey I'm packing for my trip to Greece I'm so excited I'm bursting. I researched to find out what clothes I should bring on my trip and I found out that a sarong-style scarf is good for going with everything. Here's a list of what I'm bringing: 1 pair light-colored (but preferably not blue) cotton slacks, jeans, or other medium or heavyweight pants, 1 pair dark pants, 1 pair shorts, 1 windbreaker or other light jacket, 1 pair sandals, 1 pair good walking shoes, 1 pair "nice" shoes*, 1 sweater, 1 short-sleeve blouse*, 1 long-sleeve blouse, 1...

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Sep 29, 2011 - Milwaukee, WI

We began the day driving to the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, WI-not to leave the area (yes, travel would be much quicker than in the motorcoach) but so that Dan could visit the Mitchell Gallery of Flight Air Museum located inside the terminal. The Gallery is dedicated to preserving Wisconsin's aviation legacy through original artifacts, aeronautical memorabilia, and fantastic models. Milwaukee's own, General "Billy" Mitchell, the namesake of the airport, is internationally recognized as a leading advocate for air...

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Wandering Woodruffs

Aug 21, 2011 - Don't Kiss Me, I'm Not Irish (as far as I know!)

Adam and Laura drove up to the Navy base this past weekend and we had a lovely time as we always do. On Sunday, we drove to Milwaukee for the annual Irish Fest. Adam and Laura went to Ireland on their honeymoon and since then, have been truly in love with all things Irish. The weather was great, cool with a breeze off the lake, sorry Texas people. At first Adam and Laura were a little bit disappointed in the Irish Fest. They were expecting something more than (as Adam called it) "Six Flags over Ireland." It was a bit of a carnival...

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Two Hams in a Can

Aug 8, 2011 - Milwaukee, WI

Monday, August 8, 2011: We loaded the bicycles into our cars and drove to Milwaukee. We parked at Lake Park and rode bicycles along the water front to the harbor. We returned to Lake Park Bistro, a very pleasant place in deed. You immediately know when you walk in the door that you are someplace special. This is a place for a leisurely lunch with a view of the lake. After lunch we felt like a walk across the bridge, and some paths. We decided a local geocache would help us stretch our legs. This took us to a small wood bridge which we now...

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Jul 24, 2011 - Milwaukee

24 - 25th July. Saturday We spent Sunday driving approx 350 miles from Ohio to the Richard Bong State Recreational Park. It was quite a long drive and was a bit hairy driving through Chicago. Although we were on the interstate it was very busy with lots of lane changes through the one way system. Anyway, with the help of co-pilot Charles and TomTom doing the navigating we made it and arrived at the Recreational Area around 6pm. The Recreational Area encompasses 4,515 acres of rolling grassland, savanna, wetlands and scattered woodland and...

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The Great Escape

Jul 22, 2011 - Retiring On the Web

What to do, what to do..... I answered at least part of that problem today. I've had my own website for some time now -- I am a photographer as you may or may not know. You can always find me here: peterpazucha.com. I have been muddling over what to do about my whole online presence, and along the way, what to do about the house. Most of the day found me re-arranging my website. While I was at it I took out the internet placeholder on a new site that I bought a year ago for the purpose of selling the house. I spent some time getting a...

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Jul 21, 2011 - Self-Knowledge

I've never been great about waiting. In fact I rarely stand in line for anything at all. I don't wait in restaurants, I go to the grocery when there's seldom a line, etc.. And I have just about determined that waiting for October 1 is going to kill me. It's true that I do trade stocks and the government's insane dawdling on this debt ceiling business and the nations credit rating is not doing my blood pressure any good, but if pressed I turn off CNBC and let my blood pressure settle down. On the positive side we had an interesting...

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Jul 19, 2011 - Finish each day and be done with it.

We've been working our way through options. The count down is sitting at 48 working days will retirement and clarity is coming gradually. In talking with other retirees, RV'ers, Non-RV'ers, and FullTime RV'ers we accumulated a lot of info. But a lot of info can lead to the impasse that we see in so many businesses and governments: too much information and no knowledge. But the realization that you are barking up the wrong tree is the best way to stop, and move on to a better tree. :-) We were muddled in the RV / 5er controversy without...

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