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    26 2014 May

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I'm excited to announce my next trip. In January, I will be heading north to Ely, Minnesota to cross a bucket list item off: A two-day dog sledding trip, complete with a night in a yurt with White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures!

It will be cold, but at least I'll get to end the weekend with a night at Grand Ely Lodge in Ely MN!

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Lori VanslettVery cool..or very cold ..either way how fun1 day ago   ·  1
Megan Sue CharaisThat's very near where I was born (Virginia, MN). It's cooooold up there but very beautiful!1 day ago   ·  1
Anne Marie BoyeEnjoy! I have been dog sledding in Greenland. Awesome!1 day ago   ·  1
Chris RyderTwo words "long johns" Enjoy the trip1 day ago   ·  1
Katie KnutsonI am SOOOO jealous. That is on my bucket list too.2 days ago   ·  1
Raquel GebaraStetson tag along!!!2 days ago   ·  1
Eileen QuittemConsider picking up some Mukluks at the Store on main street!3 hours ago
Mary MonfreYou will love it! I went when I lived in AL! Dogs were exactly where I like them-harnessed and busy with something other than me!!!3 hours ago

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Happy Thanksgiving!

It is good to be back in the United States for Thanksgiving this year. Last year, I celebrated with a seafood dinner in Goa, India. It was just not the same as celebrating with family in freezing cold Wisconsin weather!

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We are starting a new Friday tradition on This World Rocks. It's called World Music Friday. It's pretty simple: Every Friday, we'll post a video of a musical performance from somewhere around the world. I'm going to start with one of my favorites:

This is a performance by the women's choir from my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. They performed the classic Irish song "The Parting Glass" in a bar in Ireland (Also, ignore all the cellphones in the air ruining the moment): www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcJagerw8cM
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Choir singers from University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire Women's Concert Chorale surprised locals of Peadar O'Donnell's bar in Derry with their beautiful rendit...

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