Archive for August, 2010

Tom, Outlaw Biker and Tow Truck Driver – Giving U™

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Tom_2One thing I love about having the web site is that it’s an easy way for me to talk to new people.

(Not that I ever really have trouble talking to strangers – actually, maybe that’s the problem…)

For instance, …

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Jokes to Break the Ice

Monday, August 30th, 2010

SmileyWhen traveling—especially alone – it’s important to have a few go-to lines to break the ice.

I particularly like to have a couple of jokes up my sleeve: one dirty and one clean.

I’m going to try these two out …

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Homestead Cabin Fever – LivingMini®

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Homstead_CabinSo, I’m kayaking in West Glacier, Montana. The river guide, Ryan, is steering the raft ahead and I overhear the conversation in the raft – which is about his homesteading life.

Being intrigued by all types of mini living, I …

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6 Safety Tips while Traveling

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Locked_Up_AbroadLast week, I was setting my 2011 travel schedule and watching National Geographic’s Locked Up Abroad – a horrifying show about what happens to travelers who land their butts in jail in foreign countries.

Normally, the show features a girl from London caught smuggling drugs out …

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Thelma without Louise: American West Road Trip Re-cap

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Erins_Road_Trip• Total miles driven: 3,150

• Most miles driven in a day: 416

• Total money spent:  $1,870.56

• Most expensive motel: $153.70 (Jackson Hole)

• Song of the Trip:  The Commitment’s Destination Anywhere (my anthem)

• Favorite place:  Grand …

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Thelma: Day #12 – Reno 911: Mini Meltdown

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Mini_in_trouble• Number of miles driven: 297

• Amount of money spent:  $115.83 ($62.84 motel, $31.54 gas, $7.00 breakfast, $14.45 dinner)

• Best pic: Mini in trouble

• Song of the Day:  The Edgar Winter Group’s Free Ride

• Number …

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Thelma: Day #11 – Great Salt Lake

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Salt_Lake• Number of miles driven: 535

• Amount of money spent:  $152.66 ($89.00 motel, $39.57 gas, $18.00 breakfast,$6.09 sundry items)

• Best pic: Salt Lake Flats

• Song of the Day: Dixie Chicks’ Cowboy Take me Away

• Number of …

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Chew on This: Mind Mapping

Sunday, August 15th, 2010


What it is:

Here’s the Wikipedia definition of mind mapping: A diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea.

Mind maps are used to generate

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Thelma: Day #10 – Jackson Hole Rodeo

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Rodeo• Number of miles driven: 31

• Amount of money spent:  $196.33 ($153.70 motel, $16.00 breakfast,$26.63 dinner)

• Best pic: Bull Ridin’! 

• Song of the Day: Lenny Kravitz’s American Woman

• Nighttime abode: Jackson, WY

• Special Purchase: $14 Jackson …

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Thelma: Day #9 – Yellowstone National Park

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Thermal• Number of miles driven: 212

• Amount of money spent:  $206.85 ($153.70 motel, $27.84 gas, $10.75 lunch, $14.06 junk food)

• Best pic: Thermal Geyser

• Bear sighting: 1

• Moose sighting: 1

• Buffalo herd sighting: 2

• …

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