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Carol
Lawrence, Kansas
Hi, my name is Carol. I live in Lawrence KS. I write Tall Tales. I tell about stuff that happened to me. Most of it is true.
Interests: globe trotting, getting my hands dirty in the garden, making things with yarn, reading, sketching badly, playing golf, walking, cooking, going to the farmers market...
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Make yourself a cup of tea (or coffee) and pull up a chair. There is no way I can shorten the story of THIS day in Bavaria. On the day we went to Bad Tölz , we stopped on the way to bathe in the Isar River. Except we couldn't... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This past weekend, all the tomatoes at Tall Tales Headquarters were harvested. Not because they were ripe. But rather because they were being consumed by something(s) other than the occupants of the house, who pay the mortgage. Something that came out under the cover of darkness, with a long skinny... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Tomatoes were front and center at the farmers market this week. Beautiful. Just sitting there. Waiting for salt, bread, mayo. Cantaloupes have also appeared. Waiting for pepper and a side of cottage cheese. Radiant bouquets of brightly colored flowers. Not waiting for anything. As usual, I made this my first... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Herein lies the tale of the trip to the Zugspitze that ended up being a trip to the Alpspitze, that we got to by way of the Alspitzbahn cable car which gave us this totally cool birds-eye view over Garmisch Partenkirchen. Ascending up into the clouds and being able to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The fact that I harvested 4 beautiful roses during these super hot days of summer is nothing short of a miracle. Which I do happen to believe in by the way. Ordinary, small, wonders. That's my definition of a miracle. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Mid-week post from home, where cakes have to be made, cats paid attention to, friends cherished, meals lingered over, zinnias sketched, roads driven, walks taken ... and a meeting of "the makers". Because as Pam says "makers gotta make". And if you are one, you know EXACTLY what is meant... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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On the day we headed out for parts west on the Deutsche Alpenstrasse we did not intend to encounter a detour for experienced hikers on our brief stop to check out a gorge. But we did. Since it was in English, we should have known they were not kidding. Because... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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On our first full day in Wallgau, after stopping at the Bäckerei Eichhorn in Krün, where I happily munched away on my first taste of dense, heavily seeded, German bread with butter and cherry jam, we headed to the Leuitascher Geister Klamm. But before I forget, let me mention that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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It was completely delightful to get back to my farmers market this weekend. Thank you Karen for saving the last of the peonies until I returned from Germany. Although I will say, it was really hard to pass up these yellow beauties. As well as the combination bouquets. There will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The summer of 2018 will go down in recorded history at Tall Tales Headquarters, as the summer of the most incredible zinnia cutting garden EVER. I planted a total of 6 different kinds in early May and did my very best to keep the ground moist and allow them to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I finished Britt-Marie Was Here on the flight back from Munich. I would call this a great little vacation read. Nothing too heavy. Just a story about a person trying to figure out how to live their life. Same as the rest of us. There was a really comfy oversized... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The very second the woman (who spoke no English) checked us into our place in Wallgau, and showed us (using hand signals) how to work the stove, run the washer/dryer, connect to the WiFi, and operate the lock on the door as well as open the windows, we headed outside... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This post will not appeal to all, but for my beer drinking friends, and you know who you are, I felt it my duty to sample the beer whenever we stopped to refresh ourselves on our travels through Bavaria. From the very first taste, on our first night in Wallgau,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Today, after a walk in the neighborhood, followed by a garden inspection, and making zinnia arrangements, I sat down to download photos from Germany. This after watching a YouTube video about how to organize photos on a MAC. Because surely, if one can drive on the autobahn while being passed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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View of Wallgau from the trails above the village. What a spot we landed ourselves in. My but the world IS full of beautiful places. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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At the outdoor patio with checked tablecloths in Kochel Am See, where the chef, who was the only one who spoke a bit of English, came out and told us what he was making. I selected the salad with warm goat cheese that had a drizzle of honey on it.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This morning, on a walk along the wonderful hiking/biking trail system in Bavaria, I happened upon these horses. Wearing bells. I don’t know how they feel about it, but it’s a charming sound to encounter while out for a morning stroll. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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From the Alpspix viewing platform in the Alpspitze mountains near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Ah! Thanks for the clarification Renate!
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Knitting a sock. Resting. Absorbing. Sleeping in. Eating cake for breakfast if we want to. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I have landed in a Bavarian fairy tale. Complete with blue and white checked tablecloths. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Part of the Black Forest ride. Spotted in Mittenwald. It made me want to watch It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World again. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This fits the bill for a perfect summer read. It includes a cat, a Scottish accent, quirky characters, and a sweet friendship. You can't ask for more than that from a book. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is highly recommended. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The Benedictine Abbey in Ettal along the Alpenstrasse. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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From our balcony in Wallgau, we watched a storm move over the alps. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas