2015 Travel Recap

Each year I like to take a quick look back at some of my favorite memories--many from our adventures on the road--as a reminder that life is good. I'm so thankful for my amazing husband, family and friends, new and old!, who make life's journey worth every priceless moment. Here's to happy adventures in 2016! …

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Road Trip: The Midwest and Plains

After months of planning, packing, panicking and preparing we finally hit the road for our move to the Pacific Northwest! The movers packed our house Wednesday and Thursday, they loaded the truck and our vehicle on Friday, and our families met us at the Corkscrew Saloon in Medina, Ohio, for one last send-off/early Mother's Day luncheon …

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Road Trip to the West Coast

The movers are scheduled, the purging has commenced and the 'to do' lists are growing daily--but we are just about ready to move across country! Although my husband has been flying around the country the last eleven weeks, I am just getting started booking my flights and figuring out our plans for transporting our household to Seattle. …

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2010 Travel Recap

Growing up, my family would take a vacation each summer. Thanks to all of those trips, I've been to every state east of the Mississippi, including a couple of others just west of there. However, because we usually drove and because my parents only ever had so much time off, we never really made it …

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Fourth of July On the Road

I make a big deal out of my birthday. I generally expect others to as well. I love having a summer birthday, especially one that's only two days from Independence Day. The weather is usually beautiful, holiday-related parties and activities are usually going on... it's always a good time. This year, the boyfriend was asked …

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Chicago, Chicago

Summer birthdays. Con: Not being able to take in a birthday treat during elementary school. Pro: Beautiful weather and endless outdoor activities to incorporate into the celebration. Con: Friends are on vacation and sometimes miss your party. Ultimate Pro: Working your birthday into a week-long celebration that incorporates excellent Independence Day activities! I am extremely …

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I’m Gonna Mess with Texas

I've been feeling like I'm in a travel lull lately, but plans are now underway, and I'm starting to get excited for 2010 in terms of travel. The trips are actually spread out pretty nicely so I always have something to look forward to (much needed to reduce the daily stress levels). Work travel might pick …

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