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And the planning begins

  My first task in planning a family vacation is figuring out how we will get where we are going.  This summer we are going to Alaska and since we have limited vacation days, airports will be in our future.  … Continue reading

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Making A Right Turn

One of the goals that I have when it comes to vacations is connections.  Making connections with nature, history, community, and each other.  This summer we put a little twist on this idea.  We volunteered a morning of our time … Continue reading

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Birthday Trips

This post is a little different than my usual.  Today would have been my eldest son’s 18th birthday.  Unfortunately, due to severe congenital heart defects, Ian only got to spend 7 birthdays with us here on earth and now he … Continue reading

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Family Playlist

  “Music has the charms to soothe the savage beast.”  Are we the only family who, while stuck in a vehicle on vacation, sometimes get on each other’s nerves?  Or have arguments start simply because one child is breathing too … Continue reading

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Treasures to be found close to home

A lot of people are guilty of never seeing things that are right in their own back yard. We take for granted places that have always been there. I grew up less than 30 minutes from Niagara Falls but had … Continue reading

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Road Trip…..County Mayo

Driving in Ireland is an adventure all in itself. Around every corner could be a beautiful sight…or a large truck that takes up more than his half of the already dinky road. Today we headed out to visit a few … Continue reading

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Food…

Food is one thing that always seems to be on my mind. (Very detrimental to my diet!) This doesn’t come as a shock to anyone who knows me. Whether it is picking a new recipe to try (which is fun) … Continue reading

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