Maui Part 2

Maui Part 2

Day 4 – February 20, 2023, Monday (President’s Day) So a lot of what happens on the islands revolves around the typical work week – as in, on the weekends, and holidays like today, the beaches will be crowded with locals and more shops in smaller towns will be closed.  Knowing this, we had decided to drive the Highway to Hana today – save the beaches for the less crowded days!   We woke up at 5:30 am – sounds…

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Maui

Maui

Day 1 – February 17, 2023 – Friday – Waupaca, WI to Madison, WI to Kaanapali, HI Yes, you ready that right – back to Hawaii, baby!  Can you believe the last time we went here was right before the pandemic started?  We made all these sad jokes on this blog about getting trapped in Hawaii, haha, wouldn’t that be horrible?  My god, only if we knew.  Like, Jesus, if only we know. Anyway, we thought this year we wanted…

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100 Degrees is Too Hot – The Finale

100 Degrees is Too Hot – The Finale

Day 11 – Friday, June 17, 2022 – Cortez, CO to Alamosa, CO The journey slowly east home has begun!  Today we planned to spend the morning at Mesa Verde National Park, right outside of Cortez, then drive 3-4 hours east to Alamosa.  Spend a couple nights there, then Lincoln, NE (UGGHHHH), then home! We bounded up and out of bed (well, Zoe was curled in a ball saying no, but that’s her baseline morning wake up), and we went…

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100 Degrees is Too Hot – Part 3

100 Degrees is Too Hot – Part 3

Day 8 – Tuesday, June 14, 2022 – Kanab, UT to Flagstaff, AZ We are so tired.  Never do this.  We saw a sign for Los Angeles and couldn’t even get excited about that.  At least we are scoping out the parks, but this is getting exhausting.  Matt is the consummate driver, and the kids voted against Sarah driving (geez….). We leisurely awakened, had some sketchy continental breakfast (only fruit available: old apples) and loaded up the car for the drive. …

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100 Degrees is Too Hot – Part 2

100 Degrees is Too Hot – Part 2

Day 5 – Saturday, June 11, 2022 – Moab, UT So much for rolling out of bed, bright eyed and bushy tailed.  Matt turned off the 6:05 am alarm and we blearily staggered out of bed at 6:45 am.  Oh well, so much for our early departure.  We dined again on the continental breakfast, which again was excellent – ate outside and noted that it felt warmer than yesterday.  We weren’t wrong.  The new theory is – take the time…

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100 Degrees is too Hot – Part 1

100 Degrees is too Hot – Part 1

Day 1 – Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – Waupaca, WI to Des Moines, IA Well hello, strangers and friends!  (The two people who read this blog, whatever).  The Durst-Kolinski family is off on the (occasionally) annual road trip we take in the summer.  Finally, this is the year we are heading somewhere besides the northern tier of the US.  Yes, tis true, we are heading to the Southwest.  We are a tad bit nervous – Sarah has never been southwest…

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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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