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Adventure Chick tries falconry

May 2017
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Adventure Chick and her trusty sidekick, Adventure Sis – aka my younger sister, Sharyn McCormick – delved into the smooth and sultry world of salsa dance.

March 2017
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In the history of the U.S., icy plunges date to at least 1903, proving that our buttoned-up forebears also had a screw loose somewhere. Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) has held its New Year’s Day Penguin Plunge since 1998, and this year, Adventure Chick joined 300 people infected with the deranged idea that running into a river was the smart way to ring in 2017.

February 2017
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Adventure Chick M. Diane McCormick gets a culinary tour of Gettysburg.

November 2016
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Adventure Chick

Adventure Chick went caving. Other than that moment of slight terror, it was an exhilarating introduction to a netherworld of tiny tunnels and soaring vaults.

September 2016
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Adventure Chick

Sit-on-top kayaks have revolutionized paddling. Time for Adventure Chick to give it a try, so I called Steve Oliphant. The owner of Susquehanna Outfitters has introduced generations to the wonders of the Susquehanna River.

August 2016
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Adventure Chick

Can a decidedly American palate learn to appreciate the nuances of specialty chocolates? To tease out the distinct essences of Mexican cocoa beans or recognize the quality of genuine caramel? Adventure Chick went sleuthing to find out.

July 2016
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Adventure Chick

Adventure Chick took a short jaunt to the Harrisburg Archery Club (hbgarcheryclub.org). On 30 wooded, hilly acres between the Rockville Bridge and Fort Hunter, club members sharpen their indoor and outdoor skills, and new archers learn the basics in winter classes.

May 2016
Tarantulas, Hissing Cockroaches and Scorpions

Tarantulas, Hissing Cockroaches and Scorpions

Ryan Bridge, the Bug Man, is a perfectly normal guy, living in a suburban home in Mt. Wolf. But head to a tiny room upstairs, and you learn that the Bridge family has roommates, hundreds of thousands of them. Most are dead and shelved, but along one wall in tanks and plastic tubs are live scorpions, madagascar hissing cockroaches and tarantulas.

March 2016
Synchronized Skating

Synchronized Skating

The last time Adventure Chick hit the ice, I literally hit the ice. With my chin. So, why not do it again?

February 2016
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