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Olympic National Park/Washington (Part 3)….

Olympic National Park/Washington (Part 3)….

August 26, 2017 – Saturday – Port Angeles, WA to Tacoma, WA The one day the kids sleep in, we actually have a timeline.  So everyone dragged themselves out of bed, and helped themselves to whatever leftovers we had for breakfast.  Hope you all don’t want yogurt, as we only have 2 left!  Mac and cheese for breakfast?  Go wild, young Zoe.  You didn’t eat more than a bite?  That’s okay, we didn’t want to bring it with anyway. The…

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The Olympics continued… (Part 2)

The Olympics continued… (Part 2)

August 23, 2017 – Wednesday – Port Angeles, WA still…. The kids awoke even earlier than the prior morning…  We were on the road by 8:00ish which is great for us!  Today was our “beach day”.  We gassed up and headed out on west Hwy 101 – this is a gorgeous road that hugs the northern border of Olympic National Park and the southern border of Lake Crescent (see the background on Sarah’s Facebook page – she put that on…

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Going to the Olympics! No, not THOSE Olympics….

Going to the Olympics! No, not THOSE Olympics….

August 20, 2017 – Sunday – Waupaca, WI to Milwaukee, WI Well, the time has rolled around again for another Durst-Kolinski family trip.  We feel like we were probably ready for this trip 2-3 weeks ago, as really we are all at the point of killing each other by this time in the summer.  This is going to be great!  Actually, it probably won’t be the crazy-ass trips we have had in the past – kids are growing up, we…

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Spring Break woo-hoo! Part 3

Spring Break woo-hoo! Part 3

Day 7 – Wednesday, April 13, 2017 – Fort Meyers Beach to Clearwater Beach, FL Everyone woke up lazily this morning and packed slowly.  Another beautiful morning and the beach was packed.  But our family had to get out by 11 am.  We dined on a breakfast of cinnamon rolls from Mom’s Bakery, which were fantastic (take THAT, work cafeteria that took Sarah’s rolls away).  We piled into the car and headed out of our humble abode behind a car…

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Spring Break, woo-hoo! Part 2

Spring Break, woo-hoo! Part 2

Day 4 – Sunday, April 9, 2017 – Legoland to Fort Meyers Beach, FL This morning started with frantic packing and stumbling down to the Legoland Hotel Buffet.  Today was a bit more crowded, and after a while, everyone starts to look familiar.  Like this woman Sarah swears she sees everywhere who looks like Mrs. Hernandez from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.  Or as we leave the restaurant Sarah really does see Mr. Two Patch from the pool yesterday explaining to his pre-K…

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Spring Break, woo-hoo – Part 1

Spring Break, woo-hoo – Part 1

FYI – this family trip will be a bit lower key, so don’t expect too much drama.  😉 Day 1 – Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Waupaca to Milwaukee, WI This year we may have the pleasure of not one, but two, family trips.  We are taking the first ever spring break-style trip that we have ever done with all five of us.  There are many reasons we haven’t done this before and every minute of this trip so far has…

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2016 Yellowstone – Part 4

2016 Yellowstone – Part 4

Monday, July…25?, 2016 – Rapid City, SD More miracles this trip!  We awakened around 8 am!  Us and the kids.  We aren’t sure what magical combination of events led to this, but we suspect a combination of running them ragged in the pool last night and more importantly, placing them in the room in the suite that has no window and is pitch black. Matt gathered some continental breakfast wares for us (fruit loops, unflavored donuts (strangely not bad), bananas,…

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2016 Yellowstone Part 3

2016 Yellowstone Part 3

And the saga continues…  Friday, July 21, 2016 – Yellowstone, day #3 The day began just a tad later than planned (note: every day begins the same way).  We had planned to leave between 6:30 and 7 and left around 7:15, so that isn’t bad.  Of course, the kids slept in again.  I mean, seriously?  The plan was to drive to Mount Washburn, and hike up the trail that Sarah had read about in her bible, and in the “warning”…

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2016 Yellowstone Trip, Part Deux

2016 Yellowstone Trip, Part Deux

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 – Bozeman, MT to Gardiner, MT (Yellowstone!!)  This morning we woke up and no one felt well.  Sarah has had “allergies” since entering North Dakota (or as Matt says, a severe sinus infection since Minnesota) and finally took some pills from Nic last night to help.  She woke up in the morning feeling less congested and like she could fly.  Meanwhile, Zoe opened the other two pills and sucked on them until she realized they didn’t taste…

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DISCLAIMER

DISCLAIMER

Hello and welcome to this year’s installment of the S and M family trip!  Note we are now on the internet and trying to avoid anything that might ID us for who we really are.  Except for the pictures.  Gotta have pictures! Anyway, thanks for visiting our blog.  This was created a week ago by Matt while Sarah surfed on the Internet and watched The Rock, among other unhelpful things.  We are a family that does family-type things, most of…

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