Europe and the United Kingdom, Historical sites, holidays, Shopping, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

The Cranky Camper’s Guide to Air Travel… sort of

Sami and her animal friends heading out of town The American holiday travel season is upon us, and it’s looking to be a busy one. According to NPR and other news outlets, travel in the United States has been steadily on the upswing as people are feeling more confident thanks to the Covid19 vaccines, and… Continue reading The Cranky Camper’s Guide to Air Travel… sort of

Beaches, midwest, outdoors, photography, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

Chicago!

Lit up for the Fourth of July. In a fashion similar to last year, we spent the Fourth of July week not together as a family.  The kids all headed to the Sequoias for junior high and high school church camp. So that left us adults with some 'free' time. We took advantage of the… Continue reading Chicago!

dinner, Family, Food, Lunch, midwest, Museums, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

The Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois

Flying into Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois As the kids get older more of our summer vacations are spent apart, experiencing our own adventures, with us eventually coming together again to recount our separate trips. This summer I counted 18 days that we spent all together as a family between school letting out… Continue reading The Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois