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Solvang, California

After an adventure-filled weekend celebrating National Parks Week 2022, Earth Day, and Junior Ranger Day at Pinnacles National Park in central California, too soon it was time to begin the trek home. But is was not time to end the adventure just yet. We have learned over the course of many road trips that there… Continue reading Solvang, California

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Exploring Prague: A Food-Filled Adventure

Sami in Wenceslas Square- waiting for Covid test results for the return home This visit to Prague was a bit different from my first trip with Emily to move her in back in August 2021. Three months later, and the season has changed to late autumn, and Emily is living like a local. After all,… Continue reading Exploring Prague: A Food-Filled Adventure

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Beachy Vibes: San Clemente, California

Greetings! It has been a while since my last post. Much has happened between then and now, including my parents-in-law celebrating retirement and moving to their 'new' home in San Clemente. It is a place our family frequented in past years, as the house belonged to the husband's grandmother. Nevertheless, the change is bittersweet. Our… Continue reading Beachy Vibes: San Clemente, California

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Girls’ Weekend with My Favorite Ladies

Another weekend is come and gone, and this was one for the books. The boys in our family each left for the weekend one at a time, starting with the husband on Friday for a retreat, the younger boy Saturday before dawn for a campout, and finally my high schooler in the early afternoon for… Continue reading Girls’ Weekend with My Favorite Ladies

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Weekend Plans: Brunches and Botanical Gardens

The first week of school is in the books, and I am so glad it's the weekend! This will be the first weekend in I-can't remember-how-long that we haven't had someplace to be and probably the last until Christmas break, so I plan on lazying it up and enjoying the hot, sunny weather with the fam. For… Continue reading Weekend Plans: Brunches and Botanical Gardens