with a pair of tickets to the bills game in hand (or saved to my phone using cyber space magic), i began preparing for my trek north for the big adventure. there was some debate about the entire family heading up for the weekend, but that would require missing school and a lot of logistical […]
quilt town, usa.
our main reason for a layover in kansas city was to see some good pals who live in the area. but, an untimely illness ran through their entire family, and they weren’t feeling up to it (and it seemed slightly unwise, even if they had already had the covid previously). so, with my day freed […]
brown v. board of education.
after our little stop in lincoln nebraska, we were headed to just outside kansas city, missouri next. the commute was only a few hours, so i stuffed in as much as i could on our travel day. so, after our morning at the quilt museum, the kiddos and i hit the road, with a plan […]
from MN to (WI to MN to WI to MN to) ND.
before we left the twin cities, and minnesota altogether, i was determined to squeeze in one more activity. derek had to work all day before he could make the journey to meet us in fargo, so we had quite a bit of time to kill. i settled on driving a little out of the way, […]
cleveland rocks! (but mostly because of “a christmas story”)
after our time in batavia, we headed west, all the way to erie, pennsylvania (whomp whomp), where we spent the night to be closer to cleveland, where we had mid morning plans. we planned to stay at a walmart, but when we arrived and noticed no other rvs, we inquired within and learned that this […]
travel day to south carolina…
The Jamboree spent a long winter in hibernation awaiting her next adventure. Then, I was talking to some old fun road life friends about wanting to get down to check out Congaree National Park in South Carolina, sort of near them and the next thing I knew, we were camping at a state park for […]
miami again.(and the end of our vacation, sigh).
on our way out of the keys, we stopped at shell world, where anna picked out one million different shells to bring back to her personal hoard of memorabilia, and isaac and hazel spent their money on overpriced tourist candy. back on the mainland, our first stop was to head back over to robert is […]
miami day.little havana and wynwood walls.
well. we have learned that big cities aren’t our favorite. they are always sort of a letdown (boston, austin, los angeles, san francisco, seattle, portland…) our kids are usually dragging. it’s so expensive. parking and traffic is annoying. and the cool things to do are usually not all that kid friendly. but still, we decided […]
mostly mount st. helens.(and some travel day pit stops).
our departure from mount rainier marked a crazy whirlwind week of travel, taking us from rainier to salt lake city by the end of the week. our first stop on the itinerary was a two day visit to mount st. helens. the travel day from rainier to mount st. helens wasn’t too long, but the […]
cousin moochdocking.portland, salem, and vancouver.
after our time in florence, oregon on the coast, it was time to head inland, where we planned to stay a few nights in my cousin nicole’s driveway. she and her husband had visited us last year when we were in eastern washington, but i was excited to see the rest of her family (some […]