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Test the Nation Trip: The Waiting Game

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The sun is out and there’s not a cloud in the sky, but it’s -11 celcius. This morning we went down to the buffet and checked in with the production team setup in a small office at the hotel to cash in taxi receipts. Last night we ran into someone from the Chefs team in […]

Test the Nation Trip: Hellooooo Toronto

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Landing in Toronto and driving into downtown it looked as though Yaletown had gone and given birth to hundreds of offspring along the lake. The cab ride to the hotel was pretty steep (luckily it’s coming out of the tax payer’s pocket) and our hotel is actually rather lovely. It’s “Monster Truck Jam” night at […]

Link Fest: Black Friday Edition

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Dashing through O’Hare this morning I felt like the McAllister family, however now we’ve got 3 hours to kill in SeaTac so here’s a quick Vancouver news round up. – Did you know it’s called Black Friday because it’s the day retailers hope to go from “the red” to “the black” in regards to profits […]

Bollwitts in Iowa – The Trek Home

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We have 4 hours to sleep, 3 hours to drive, 3 airplanes to connect, 1 piece of luggage to check that hopefully doesn’t end up in Dallas and a total of 6 hours to fly before we touch down in the Pacific Northwest tomorrow afternoon. It’s been too short, time has flied, and we’re really […]

Thursday Morning Link Fest: Iowan Thanksgiving Edition

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I woke up to the smell of roasting turkey this morning and snow on my window sill. Can I wake up like this every morning, please? In John’s high school bedroom with old Bo Jackson and Kevin Seitzer posters on the walls? *sigh*. Here’s a little bit of what’s going on back home: – A […]