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A Tour of Salisbury

9.27.14: On this lovely early fall morning, my husband was doing the Seagull Century bike ride (metric century distance) in Salisbury, Maryland. Since I’ve completely neglected my cycling skills since beginning my marathon training plan, I passed on the bike ride and did a 15 mile run instead. 114 more words


Altendorf Pumpkin Festival

We are happily discovering that you can spend most weekends in Germany visiting various festivals and markets and never hit the same town twice. Our first weekend here–tired, jetlagged and still a little fuzzy, we spent Sunday in… 339 more words


The Eye of the Storm? Or Maybe It's Passed for Now

Other than the stupidity my new medication has created for me, I’m seeing in color. It feels good. I’m not even going to look over my shoulder to see if any dark clouds are following. 337 more words


My name is Tess and I am the one behind this very new to me blog. I am hoping to show you all a little bit of everything I love and what Refined Midwest means, in my opinion. 43 more words