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New Zealand, Land of the Long White Cloud

New Zealand’s South Island

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

We’re just back from a month traveling around New Zealand’s South Island, and we had a great time. We visited Dunedin, Invercargill, Te Anau, Wanaka, and Christchurch. We rented a small car and stayed with friends and in mid-priced motels….
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Parking Space with Snow

The Havoc That is Snow

Snow wreaks havoc on my life. All of these things happened today: 1. I drove to the rec center. The lot hadn’t been plowed, and so the lines in the parking lot weren’t visible. The result? Eight cars parked tightly…
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Gender Equality Assumptions

My kids are tut-tutting (or maybe cringing) right now, because this is another post about restrooms. And showers, because it’s a followup to the pool shower story. Why I know now (and should probably try to remember) that what is…
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How Much Better Can It Get?

I gave up going to one of our public pools a good long time ago (a year?) because it’s really hard to get a shower there—the one shower with a bench has a shower head that leaks water where the…
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Amsterdam by Wheelchair

Here’s a video I came across recently: “With a Wheelchair in Amsterdam: A Wheelchair User’s Spontaneous Trip”. It’s in German, with some English (and no captions, alas). It’s a “get packed and go to the airport and then we’ll tell…
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