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Scenes from the Dashboard Series: The Road FROM Vermont!

Hi All! Ahh!  Now the fun of the trip coming home.  We decided to travel the northern route by way of Canada!  I thought it would make for a great adventure and shock some of my nerves to see how easy (or hard) it would be to cross the border with our RV! Garmin took… Continue reading Scenes from the Dashboard Series: The Road FROM Vermont!

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Scenes From The Dashboard Series: The Road to Vermont!

Hi Friends! We've been gone for a little over a week on a camping trip to Vermont.  Our destination was South Hero, VT for a family reunion.  As part of my 'Scenes from the Dashboard' series I'd thought I'd post some highlights of that trip. We planned our journey to take us on the way… Continue reading Scenes From The Dashboard Series: The Road to Vermont!

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Scenes From the Dashboard Series – These Kids Grow Up Hardy!

I took this on my way to work yesterday, stopped to let the kids get on the bus.  We've been getting pummeled with snow this winter, 60 inches so far.  Almost a record for this area. This bus was sliding all over the road too...but the driver was doing a great job... It took about… Continue reading Scenes From the Dashboard Series – These Kids Grow Up Hardy!

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Scenes From The Dashboard – Fresh Brown Eggs!

Yum, I've always wanted to stop at the farm and pick up some of these fresh brown eggs that the sign promises! So we did! Even though we live in an urban/suburban environment we are not far from the farmland here in the Midwest.  All around us are reminders this area of the country grows… Continue reading Scenes From The Dashboard – Fresh Brown Eggs!

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Scenes From the Dashboard – Jarod’s Subway, More Windmills, Deer

Hey Everyone! Happy back to school!  Last weekend was pretty busy as my nephew asked me to help him move to college...along with the help of his Mom, and of course our truck. Moving off campus is a big deal for any young person.  It's the first time you are really on your own!  You have rent,… Continue reading Scenes From the Dashboard – Jarod’s Subway, More Windmills, Deer

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More Street Scenes From Our Downtown Trip

Mostly my camera was losing power throughout the day (my own fault for not charging the battery!) so I had to be a little selective in what 'snapshots' I decided to take. So many subjects...so little juice!!! First of all, I MUST show you our parking space for the day.  Seriously, since when did parking spaces… Continue reading More Street Scenes From Our Downtown Trip

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Scenes From the Dashboard – The Working Dog!

We were downtown Chicago this past Saturday enjoying a brilliant day with family.  We walked around a bit and took an Architecture tour on the Chicago River (to which that will be an altogether separate post!).  But what I wanted to show you was this quick look at a working dog and see if you… Continue reading Scenes From the Dashboard – The Working Dog!

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Scenes From The Dashboard — Robbery In Progress?

Hey All! It's never a dull commute for me.  Okay, maybe sometimes, but more often then not lately there's always something crazy going on. So yesterday, I'm driving along minding my own business when cop cars come flying out of nowhere and pull into this Shell station!  Ooh!  Ooh!  What's going on?  A robbery? The traffic… Continue reading Scenes From The Dashboard — Robbery In Progress?

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The Des Plaines River Crests at a Record High…

I'm not sure if you can really tell, after all this is from my car, but I wanted to take a photo of the record height of the Des Plaines River for posterity.  The water is about as high as the bridge... This route is only 1 of 2 that I can use to get… Continue reading The Des Plaines River Crests at a Record High…

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Scenes From the Dashboard — A Deluge of Rain!

Hi All! Northern Illinois was hit by a monster storm yesterday that dumped a TON of rain in a very short amount of time.  The ground is saturated and whenever this happens around here we get flooding.  Have I mentioned how flat this area is in the past?  Can't remember if I have or not,… Continue reading Scenes From the Dashboard — A Deluge of Rain!