Summer Travels

It may not be summer yet officially, but I sure feel like it is. Right now, we are at Lake Lure in North Carolina renting an awesome lake house, where I’m writing this post on a porch overlooking the water and the mountains. I just got up and snapped this photo for...
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Three Days of Florida Water

I love Florida waters, not just the gorgeous beaches that everybody enjoys but also the dark tannin swamps and Windex-blue springs that far fewer people explore. In three days last week, our family enjoyed three of Florida’s quintessential bodies of water – beach, spring,...
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Heading to the Springs

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle One phrase I love best to say – “heading to the springs.” The morning is already muggy. It’ll reach 90 degrees by midday. I feel the soul-thirsty need to jump into the waters of ancient springs and wash away the demands of this...
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Road Trip Training

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Our six kids are expert road trippers. We are happily reaping the rewards of taking them on very long car trips when they were little.   Ranging in age from 14 to 8 years old, they now easily pack their own bags and entertain themselves for...
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Basement Prayers

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle A man I know prayed a very specific prayer and found out God had answered it – nine years earlier.   My friend Raun is a 63-year-old heating and cooling repair guy. He’s conservative and quiet. Some people don’t know he is also...
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Austin Photo Op

While living in Chicago, I expressed my love for the Bean in a Frizzle Chicks article. I desperately miss this silver jelly monument. I do not foresee any city icon or display of modern art to ever take the Bean’s rightful place in my heart. But, now that we’ve moved,...
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Living the Dream

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle For years, Daddy Rooster and I have dreamed a little dream together. When he retires and all the kids are grown, we’ll hit the road in a sporty RV and travel across America. The idea first appealed to us as poor newlyweds tent camping on...
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