Claudia in the U.P.


When I was in my senior year of high school (2004), we had an exchange student from Peru stay with us for 6 weeks. It was a program run through my Spanish class. Her name was Claudia and she was an only child from the busy city of Lima. I think coming to small Boyne City in Northern Michigan was a bit of a shock to her. She loved the snow and we really enjoyed having her around. The following summer, after my Freshman year of college, I went to Peru to visit her for 2 months. It is still one of my fondest memories. Continue reading


New Hobby



I definitely do not NEED another hobby, because I do not have time for anything now-a-days. But my usual winter crocheting has been brushed aside for the amazing new craft of basket weaving.

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