Tag Archives: Winter

A Wild Winter Ride

BY: RACHEL WUMKES I love roller coasters.  The anticipation as you climb the steep hill.  The thrill of that single moment in time when you’re suspended in slow motion before racing down the other side.  The twists, the turns, the loop-de-loops.  I love it all. Wooden roller coasters are the best.  If you can get past the...
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Who’s Ready for Spring?

photocredit: Washington Post BY: RACHEL SMITH It’s been a long time, probably since I was a kid, that I can remember a worse winter than this one.  As we just experienced the 9th snow day for our students here in Clear Lake, it leaves me wondering just how long after Memorial Day they’ll still be in school. This...
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Calgon… Take Me Away!!

BY: RACHEL SMITH It’s snow day number eight in Clear Lake, Iowa.  The eighth time we’ve had to come up with some sort of fun activity to get us through the long day at home. EIGHTH TIME, PEOPLE!!!! Cooped up inside is not the best scenario for five children. Or Mom, for that fact. We’ve exhausted all the new Lego’s...
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It’s beginning to look a lot like… um… Spring? Fall?

BY: RACHEL SMITH   Is anyone else as confused by this crazy weather as I am?  No?  Just me?  Well… super.  My last blog post was about how Winter was officially here... and then it got warm again! Seriously, I looked out my window the other day and it felt like spring.  SPRING!  In December!!! It’s craziness.  And...
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