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Last Chance Road Trip – Part 3

Last Chance Road Trip – Part 3

Day 10 Sunday, August 1, 2021 – Cody, WY to Custer, SD We all awoke super early, threw our packed stuff in the car, said good bye to the sweetest AirBnB ever, and we were off!  We zoomed into Cody which was creepily empty (later we realized it was probably church day for everyone), and hit up Beta Coffeehouse for some coffee and muffins – good service and good coffee.  FINALLY.  It just took 5 days to find somewhere decent….

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Last Chance Road Trip – Part 2

Last Chance Road Trip – Part 2

Day 6 Wednesday, July 28, 2021 – Cody, WY Well, we haven’t run away screaming from Wyoming yet.  ha!  We awakened and the decision had been made by Sarah and Matt – yes, we were going back to Yellowstone.  Like we can stay away.  Sarah found some ridiculous hike rated “difficult” that essentially was just ascending to the summit of a 10k elevation mountain.  NOTE: we are definitely not acclimated to the 5k elevation here in Cody.  ALSO NOTE: Zoe…

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Last Chance Road Trip – Part 1

Last Chance Road Trip – Part 1

Day 1 Friday, July 23, 2021 – Waupaca, WI to Munising, MI And it’s on!  Hello again, dear friends, family, lurkers, and our children (SIGH, they figured out the existence of this blog, sorry for the reduced cursing and PG13 content change). Last year, we thought about maybe doing a road trip this year and hitting all of the stuff we’ve deliberately not done on road trips in the past, due to having better things to do.  This year, as…

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Plan B Road Trip Part 2 (and 3, but too lazy to put it in another post)

Plan B Road Trip Part 2 (and 3, but too lazy to put it in another post)

Day 5 – Thursday, July 2, 2020 Duluth, MN to Dickinson, ND We are so sorry that this such a boring trip blog.  We can’t do anything – except watch the news and watch the COVID cases tick up.  That being said, we are trying to spend some family time together and go to the last place in the US we think people would want to go: Teddy Roosevelt National Park.  Hell, every year we take a photo, use the…

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Plan B Road Trip

Plan B Road Trip

Day 1 – Sunday, June 28, 2020 Waupaca WI to Duluth, MN Hello friends!  Wow, the world has changed a bit since our last adventure, hasn’t it?  We are happy to report all of us in our family are healthy right now.  The effects of being trapped together with no social interaction in 3-4 months?  Well, physically healthy, at least.  We hadn’t left a 25 minute radius of Waupaca since our ill-fated St Louis spring break trip (ended early and…

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Hawaii with 7 of Us – Part 2

Hawaii with 7 of Us – Part 2

Day 5 – February 11, 2020 – Tuesday Another beautiful day in paradise!  It has rained here more than we ever remember.  We all slept in a bit, and Matt and Sarah even went on a run down to the Petroglyph park, followed by eggs and avocado toast.  Perfect start to the day. Today we were going to head over the Waipio Valley – located on the extreme northeastern side of the island, it is where the Hawaiian kings lived…

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Hawaii – with 7 of Us! – Part 1

Hawaii – with 7 of Us! – Part 1

Day 1 – February 7, 2020 – Friday Waupaca, WI to Kona, HI Hello, friends!  Welcome to another trip blog installment.  NO, we are not pregnant with twins, although the misleading title was perhaps deliberately placed to make you worried about that.  We are way too tired to have more children, although if someone left a few more kids at our house, we might not even notice.   So last year on our whirlwind Costco-should-have-sponsored-us trip to the Big Island…

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Third Time’s the Charm – Part 4

Third Time’s the Charm – Part 4

Day 8 – Friday, August 2, 2019 –Gardiner, MT to Gillette, WY We had a wonderful week, despite the lack of treasure finding.  We are all kind of wrecked at this point, with Sarah and Zoe covered in small itchy bumps that could be some kind of pox, insect bites, or signs of meth use.  We really fit in in rural Montana.  Zoe is covered in no less than 10 bandaids due to various injuries she has sustained.  Everyone in…

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Third Time’s the Charm – Part 3

Third Time’s the Charm – Part 3

Day 6 – Wednesday, July 31, 2019 –Gardiner, MT (Yellowstone) Today the plan was to stay close – as we were tired of road construction and traffic.  We also wanted to avoid all Visitor Centers as the kids just want to go buy things.  At this point, Zoe purchased a small mountain lion and her prairie dog has been abandoned.  RIP, little guy.  We will put him with the other National Park animals in their area in her room when…

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Third Time’s the Charm – Part 2

Third Time’s the Charm – Part 2

Day 4 – Monday, July 29, 2019 –Gardiner, MT (Yellowstone) We slept in…  9 am never felt so good.  We awakened and leisurely drank coffee, ate animal crackers and turkey sandwiches (we need to buy some breakfast fixings) and the kids watched TV while we scanned nearby hills and mountains with binoculars.  Another beautiful day in Paradise Valley. We decided today would be a random rest day, as we were tired and didn’t have “a plan” for our week at…

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