Posts Tagged ‘Kansas’

Photo Friday: Sunrise

A blast from the past.
Watching the sunrise at Lake Perry in Kansas.

Another shot of the Sunrise over Perry Lake

My hubby introduced me to camping. I loved sleeping in a tent by the lake. I enjoyed smoked sausages and ramen for breakfast. I adored roasting marshmallows over the fire pit.

I don’t miss my graveyard shifts. I do miss watching the sunrise.

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Sunrise.

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Travel Theme: Rivers

I loved walking by the Neva River in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Neva River

I liked watching my husband punting on the River Cam in Cambridge, England.
Punting on the River Cam

I spotted a duck family swimming along the swollen Arkansas River in Wichita, Kansas.
Ducks on the Arkansas River

I enjoyed watching the sunset and sipping cocktails by the American River in Sacramento.
Checking out the dining scene along the American River in Sacramento

This is my entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Rivers.

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Photo Friday: First Light

I started waking up before sunrise, without an alarm, in Kansas.

My body couldn’t forget my graveyard shift schedule. That meant I didn’t miss sights like this one: a sunrise over Perry Lake in Kansas.
Watching the sunrise over Perry Lake

This is my entry for this week’s Photo Friday theme: First Light.

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Moving right along

Six years ago – when President Bush faced off against his Democratic challenger John Kerry – I faxed my Los Angeles County ballot from London. From cafes off Oxford Circus to our flat under the Old Burlington Arms, my fiancee telecommuted to Berkeley as I worked on my residency at Reuters.

Punting off the River Cam

Five years ago – my hubby and I loaded up our Toyota Corollas (Yes – the folks at Midas call us the Corolla couple) with everything we needed to move to Kansas and I started my career in broadcast news.

This Friday, I say good-bye to TV news in Sacramento and step into the world of hyperlocal journalism with AOL’s

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Photo Friday: Heavy

It’s so big.
And it’s in Kansas.
The Largest Ball of Twine - in the WORLD!
My entry for Photo Friday’s challenge: Heavy.

Four years ago, Cawker City’s ball of twine weighed 17,866 pounds. I suspect it’s bigger now since the city defends its title of “World’s Biggest Ball of Twine” with an annual festival that has folks adding twine to the ball.

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Kansas Love

Aspera ad astra: “To the stars through difficulties.”

That’s the state motto for Kansas. It’s also the name a fantastic indie band from Lawrence. Those words resonated with me as I lived and worked in Kansas.

Mission Control
Kansas surprised me. For 2 years, I sampled anything the state had to offer. At a Topeka pub, I enjoyed raising my voice with a weekly Irish Sing-Along. My hubby and I won 2nd place at a Trivia Night in a Lawrence bar. I also loved sauteed meal worms served by a K-State professor. Plus, I found places, like the Cosmosphere, that inspired my inner space geek.

I love exploring the states and cities I’ve called home – from Chicago to Europe.

I want to start my next adventure in Healdsburg with A Really Goode Job.

This video reference is from Fally Afani in Kansas. I couldn’t have survived the Sunflower State without her.

Fally’s pick from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.

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