Tag Archives: Humor

Elbowing Our Way Through Easter

It`s Easter. The time when we Catholics roll our eyes, put on a colorful outfit, and drag our families out of bed to show up at mass. It also happens at Christmas. The folks who attend more regularly get annoyed … Continue reading

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Repatriation During the Holidays is Harder Than Being Overseas….

The pitfall of living overseas is the inevitability of coming home. Dull. And with that the recalibration of expectations that the Offspring have regarding holidays and how they are spent. Some expats have a problem living overseas during traditional American … Continue reading

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Fireworks in the Taya Cavern

There are usually 2-3 people in a location that seem to be plopped there to help usher you through the journey. So I feel really guilty that I`m about to laugh at this sweet woman`s expense, but I will. (Excuse … Continue reading

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Fishing with the Clampitts – Canadian Edition

Children of avid fishermen- and women- are all aware of the big fish and where to hook them. All the liars in my family have stories, very rarely backed up with photographic documentation, of swordfish caught in Mexico or Tarpon … Continue reading

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So- Where Were We When I Last Told Riveting Stories of Canada?

I know many of you have been wondering whatever happened on our driving tour of Western Canada two years ago. My last post involving our year stint as Canadians involved  complaining about the cold and singing hallelujah to the Canada … Continue reading

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Dear Spouse, I`d like an RV for my Birthday

During the six days of driving it took Offspring #2 and me to cross this great country, I came to the conclusion that an RV would have preferable to the Toyota we had to push half the way to California. … Continue reading

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Culture Shock In Photos

For the past several days I`ve been trying to figure out how the Cloud ate all my photos. The ones that hadn`t been consumed were permanently frozen on my phone, no longer available for sharing, emailing, or converting in to … Continue reading

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Moving Diaries- Episode 2 Cont`d. I See Red Shoes Under That Barn

When we last left off, pots and pans, the coffee pot, and two suitcases were hog tied to the top of the car. Neither me, nor Offspring #2, nor any number of thieves would be able to break in to … Continue reading

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Moving Diaries- Episode 2- One Teenager, One Car,Two Dogs, and 3000 Miles

In the Clampitt family we love our Offspring but it`s possible we love our dogs more. When you think about it, until the Offspring can talk, a pediatrician and a veterinarian are interchangeable. Both keep you up all night as … Continue reading

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Moving Diaries- Episode #1

Forgive me blog friends, it`s been three moves and two countries since my last post. Those of you who hang around  me know I like to use pictures to illustrate my evocative ideas, however, I can`t find any because they … Continue reading

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