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…

Fun with Maps 201&202

    Map 201 is extremely serious. It shows the location of the top ten restaurant tacos in Minnesota. Yes, tacos are serious business and don’t you ever forget it! I found these super scientific rankings (read: one writer’s opinion) here. That writer, Trent Jonas, presumably sampled many delicious tacos before creating this list but he…

Fun with Maps 199&200

I dislike 99.9% of what President Donald Trump (shudder) does but I’m torn on the recent airstrikes against the cruel Assad Regime. The military action was in retaliation for an Assad-ordered chemical gas attack against his own citizens, including men, women, and children, that killed at least 60 people. I like the idea of fighting back…

Fun with Maps 197&198

Map 197 is kind of like a State of the Union for Women’s Quality of Life. A MoveHub study that I found on DailyMail examined several factors to determine the best and worst states for the quality of a woman’s life. The factors include the gender pay gap, political representation, education, accessibility to health insurance,…

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…