Fun with Maps 195&196

Map 195 comes from a language-learning application known as Duolingo (I found it on Facebook via something called the Matador Network). The source article had a grammar error in the first sentence but that’s not representative of Duolingo’s English-teaching abilities (the author admits to learning three languages the old-fashioned, non-app way). Duolingo, which I had never heard of…

Fun with Maps 193&194

Map 193 features the most likely way to die by animal attack in the United States. There are far too many animals that can kill us! The deadliest animals in the United States are deer (lumped in with other large mammals in the map), followed distantly by bees and dogs. Deer usually do the most…

Trip #8 – Houston [Day 6]

This trip took place from February 17th through February 22nd, 2017. Day 6, I don’t want to go back to normal life, we’re vacation people now: The little one actually slept well overnight which means we did too. He stayed in his crib all night which meant I didn’t end up on the couch or floor for half the…

Trip #8 – Houston [Day 5]

This trip took place from February 17th through February 22nd, 2017. Day 5, Toddler Time: James had another rough night. I was, once again, ousted from my side of the bed in the middle of the night. It was the only way Beth could get him to settle down for more than an hour at a…

Trip #8 – Houston [Day 4]

This trip took place from February 17th through February 22nd, 2017.   Day 4, Relaxing Rainy Day: James did not sleep well. He had Beth and me up quite often overnight. Beth is needed much more if he’s hungry but this particular overnight crankiness was potentially caused by teething. He doesn’t have any teeth yet…

Trip #8 – Houston [Day 3]

This trip took place from February 17th through February 22nd, 2017. Day 3, Walk to the Park and Movies: Day three began much like day two. Beth and I didn’t set an alarm because James was more than willing to wake us up bright and early. He is so very cute when he first sees his…

Trip #8 – Houston [Day 2]

This trip took place from February 17th through February 22nd, 2017.     Day 2, Houston Zoo: We tried to sleep-in after the late night but James got us up at 7:30am. It could have been worse; Carter woke Val up around 4:30am so she was, understandably, more tired. Our morning was fairly relaxed as a…