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Lara Fitzgerald

14th Apr, 2017

Restaurants, Travel

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Cajun Cooking on the Lake

It’s been said that Tennessee is 3 distinct states geographically. The state is long and narrow, 900 miles across. It covers a lot of different terrain. East Tennessee, once a part of the Carolinas, is home to the Smoky Mountains, deeply primal forests, waterfalls, snow

Lara Fitzgerald

29th Mar, 2017

Life, Musings

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National Farmers Appreciation Day

When we lived in Oxnard, CA we were aware that the state was suffering drought. Yet, Oxnard agriculture continued full tilt all year long. About every six weeks the fields were cleared of the debris of the recent harvest and planting started all over again.

Lara Fitzgerald

22nd Jun, 2016

Life, Travel

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Making our way home

Lincoln, Nebraska: our last two nights on the road. Lincoln, NE. A motel 6, a nice new one. By far the nicest we’ve stayed. Motel 6 advertises themselves as a pet friendly motel chain, This one certainly was. We marched right through the lobby with

Lara Fitzgerald

19th Jun, 2016

Life, Travel

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Where to from here?

Where did we go next? Turns out I’m lousy at geography. Something I’ve put on my list of subjects to brush up on. We went through of Utah. I made a careless U-Turn in Ogden screeching tires on the hot pavement as I turned. I

Lara Fitzgerald

18th Jun, 2016

Life, Travel

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Eugene, Oregon here we come

Driving the length of CA is like driving the breadth of Texas, you think you’ll never get out of the state. So it seems like forever until we get to OR. Beautiful forests, thousands of old growth trees as far as the eye can see.

Lara Fitzgerald

16th Jun, 2016

Life, Travel

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Westley, CA

Despite only 6 hours on the road this first day, I am tired and questioning my judgement. Maybe I didn’t think this through as well as I should have. I have, by coming this way, doubled the mileage and the hours it will take us

Lara Fitzgerald

14th Jun, 2016

Life, Travel

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We Leave Sunny California

June 4th: We leave Oxnard: We are several days and several hours past the date I had set for our departure. “It’s ok” I tell myself “I really don’t have a schedule. We get there when we get there” I started planning this move in

Lara Fitzgerald

14th Jun, 2016

Life

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Life Got in the Way

As some of you know Randy and I have lived in Oxnard, Ca., a little Beach town north of Los Angeles. I haven’t shared much at all about the move from New Mexico to California or our stay in California. While there was food and

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