Sunday, 27 July 2008

Dear Diary...

In search of ancient technology (1)

(Road trip, Part 3)

On Sunday we went looking for a lift bridge.

When I was checking the web for road information before my departure, I ran across a web page for a project to preserve and restore a historic vertical lift bridge on the St.Croix river, just east of St. Paul. As it was already getting late, I just glanced at it, and made a mental note. And because I had several states’ pages open in different tabs, I got confused and believed that I was looking at a Wisconsin-hosted site.

So anyway, jump to Saturday. “Anything special you want to do tomorrow?” Well, unless there’s something else on offer, what about taking a drive out east to look at that bridge?

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Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Dear Diary...

Across the wilds of Wisconsin

(Road trip, Part 2)

On crossing the Wisconsin state line, the look of the country changes. Granted, I’d just passed through the 15 miles of blasted heath that is the Tollway’s construction zone. But ignoring that, the crops in the fields are different; more hay and wheat[1], less corn. The interstate itself seemed better kept and more stylish- for one thing, metro-area
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Saturday, 12 July 2008

Dear Diary...

Getting on the road


This Summer’s visit to The Sibling (and Sibling-in-Law) had been planned to commence on July 3rd, but wound up being delayed until early on the 4th by continuing altercations between the Current Cat and the New Cat[1].
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Thursday, 10 July 2008

Dear Diary...

Yes, I’m back...


...and busy dealing with the consequences of taking six days off.

More to come, but meanwhile...

...anyone have ideas of what/where this is?

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