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Home From The Wars

Fact: 97% of Galapagos Island is declared a National Park because of its scientific significance, and these areas are uninhabited. The rest of the island has a population of about 25,000. We awoke to the sounds of the city, no … Continue reading

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Coming Home After An Amazing Weekend!

Fact: Greenland is the world’s largest island, located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The total area of Greenland is 2,166,086 square kilometers (836,330 square miles). It is around 2,650 kilometers (1,650 miles) long … Continue reading

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Fact: Avalon’s golf course was first built in 1892, making it the oldest course in southern California. We were up and moving at 0-dark:30 AM because we had to have breakfast and then played nine holes of golf. Mary was … Continue reading

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Mostly All Better!

Fact: A woodpecker’s tongue actually wraps all the way around its brain, protecting it from damage when it’s hammering into a tree. Getting out of bed was laborious as I did NOT want to re-sprain the back muscles.  It worked … Continue reading

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Monday Is Here And We Are Off And Running!

Fact: Vegetables Can Make You Tan! Eating veggies has plenty of health benefits, but it also has cosmetic ones,  according to researchers  at Leeds University and the University at St. Andrews. They found that those who consumed vegetables with high … Continue reading

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Friday Was Calm!

Fact:  A plant that consumes rats can be found in the Philippines. Scientists discovered this rat-eating pitcher plant in the Philippines in the year 2009. This newly discovered pitcher plant is considered one of the biggest carnivorous plants on the planet. … Continue reading

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On The Road Again!

Fact: Lobsters have different uses for each of their claws. A lobster’s two claws look very different, too. The larger of the two is the crusher claw, and this is the dominant claw.  As its name suggests, this claw is primarily … Continue reading

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Thursday; Our Nine Month Anniversary!

Fact: Bamboo grows so fast, it’s measured in miles per hour. Along with being strong and flexible, bamboo can be grown as a decorative plant or a practical crop. And bamboo is also a fabulously renewable resource. In fact, it’s … Continue reading

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Weed;TV;Chores;Visit;Dance – We Have A Busy Day Ahead!

Fact: Figs aren’t considered vegan because they have dead wasps inside. Anyone who sticks to a strictly plant-based diet will want to remove figs from their repertoire. While the figs themselves are fruit, they often include bugs. Vegan Life explains … Continue reading

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Gone But NOT Forgotten!

Fact:  Hitchcock brought the throne to the big screen.  The first movie to show a toilet being flushed was Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror picture, Psycho. The grandkids were up early packing and sitting with us,  talking.   Scout told them about his … Continue reading

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