Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
Life

Three Things Thursday: Recent Reads

When we moved to Illinois, I rediscovered the joy of the public library. I’ve devoured books ever since I got my new library card.

I set a goal to read 13 books this year, one more book than I got through last year. But thanks to the deadline-driven nature of a library book, I surpassed that goal. Now I’m just excited to see how many books I do read this year.

Here are my thoughts on three recent reads: Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck, Talking to Animals by Jon Katz, and Rising Strong by Brené Brown.

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First glimpse of Lake Tahoe
Travel

Reno and Lake Tahoe: Our First Visit

Surprise, surprise — Jason and I traveled to California for our Summer 2017 vacation!

Ok, this probably isn’t a huge surprise to those who know me or who have followed me for a while.

This summer we did change things up a bit. Instead of flying into San Francisco or Las Vegas en route to Yosemite National Park, we flew into Reno, NV and drove through the Lake Tahoe area.

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