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April 13, 2020

 The Swails are embarking on a Grand Family Adventure.  We are headed out to the East Coast to learn the seafaring life. Check out the video below for all the details!  

May 29, 2019

The Tswails.com chase team tracked a huge rain wrapped tornado through northeast Kansas as it thrashed the small community of Linwood.  Before the storms struck, our target early in the day was Emporia, Kansas. As expected the storms initiated near Emporia and there we...

May 28, 2019

I REALIZE WE HAVEN’T GOTTEN TO THE POINT OF NAMING SUPER CELLS YET.  SNOWSTORMS YES. HURRICANES SURE. BUT NOT THESE BIG, BAD BEAUTIES THAT SUCK UP THE ENTIRE SKY WITH THEIR OVERBEARING PRESENCE. 

SO I AM GOING TO START THE TREND. HERE AND NOW. TODAY THE TSWAILS.COM...

May 28, 2019

The tswails.com “Into the Storm” Chase team is a seasoned group.  They’ve logged the miles, suffered through torrential downpours, ducked baseball-sized hail, and faced super cells scary enough to melt your undershorts.

Despite all that, our dedicated band of merry chas...

April 2, 2019

A few months ago Terry and I searched for a fun spot in-between Dubuque and Cedar Rapids to meet our Dubuque-residing friends halfway between cities. We found a gem. In the tiny town of Scotch Grove, there is bar/grill owned by Madalyn and Brandon Schrader. This hardwo...

February 20, 2019

Fifteen years ago Eden Malone Wettstone Swails was born in Davenport, Iowa.  It was cold, but not a crazy winter day.  Fast forward to today.  It's crazy.  School is once again cancelled, Eden could dig villages in the snow drifts, and we keep losing the dog who buries...

January 2, 2019

I turned my world upside down with a box. Make that three quarters of a million pounds of boxes. Yes. Boxes.

Each measuring fifteen inches long, twelve inches wide, and seven inches deep.  Weighing twenty pounds apiece...give or take.

I carted, stacked, and heaved these...

December 20, 2018

Last Saturday night things got a bit crazy at the Swails/Wettstone residence.  While enjoying holiday libations with friends and family, the jolly old elf himself showed up (complete with elves and trumpet salute).  Santa even brought one of his reindeer along. So it w...

November 8, 2018

T.Swails.com fans we have 2017 Chase T-shirts that we are pretty much giving away.  For JUST $10.00 you can be the proud owner of a top quality, utterly cool, electric blue tee. AH heck, since I am already in the Christmas spirit, I will sell the tees for $8.00 to the...

October 29, 2018

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Had another amazing time at the Galena Halloween parade. I think this is the 11th year we've gone!...Met a lot of VERY COOL PEOPLE! Such good times! Below is Eden and her friend, Ari....plus T and I. T went a little low key this year in the costume dep...

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