Fun with Maps 215&216

“Garage sale” or “yard sale”? Map 215 was sent to me by my wife, Beth. She saw it on Facebook and thought I would find it interesting (she was correct). There was a series of linguistic maps but I found this one the most worthy of sharing given that we are in garage sale season. Yes,…

Fun with Maps 213&214

It has been far too long since my last Fun with Maps post and for that I am supremely sorry. My life has been dominated by work and chores quite a bit lately. My company is renovating half the building so another office can move in. Someone, me, is in charge of cleaning up thirty…

Fun with Maps 211&212

Map 211 is similar to others I’ve featured before and you can’t stop me. It shows the best and worst states to make a living for 2017. Now, you’re probably thinking that I, a proud Minnesotan, am just sharing this map because Minnesota looks good in it. That’s a true statement but my home state…

Fun with Maps 205&206

Map 205 shows the largest immigrant populations in each state (excluding Mexico). India is the top immigrant population in nineteen states, the most of any country. Seven states have the Philippines as their top immigrant-supplier, the second highest. Burma is third with five states. I find it interesting there are so many different countries represented on…

Fun with Maps 203&204

It has been far too long since I have featured maps on this site. I have a variety of excuses that I will now list alphabetically: Easter Dog walks now that the weather has the weather has finally been nice Kansas City trip last month Mice in our kitchen (lil’ buggers won’t leave despite my protests)…

Trip #9 – Wisconsin Dells [Day 2]

This trip took place from April 20th through April 23rd, 2017. James woke up quite early so Beth and I did too. She fed him breakfast while I went down to the lobby to retrieve ours. Technically I didn’t go down to the lobby. At our hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, the lobby was on the second floor…

Trip #9 – Wisconsin Dells [Day 1]

This trip took place from April 20th through April 23rd, 2017. Day 1, New Hope, MN to Lake Delton, WI: My wife Beth occasionally works at trade shows selling memberships as part of her outside marketing job at Costco. While attending one such show she placed a $100 down-payment with a timeshare company for a three-night stay at…