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
Culture and Fun in the Windy City
The Field Museum Chicago is my kind of town. With it's electric energy, close proximity to the scenic Lake Michigan, and plenty of green spaces, it's a great place to visit. There is no shortage of amusements when staying in the Windy City, and I'll share just a few of the ones we were able… Continue reading Culture and Fun in the Windy City
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 in California for junior high and high school church camp. So that left us adults with some 'free' time. We took advantage… Continue reading Chicago!
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 and eventually coming together again to recount our separate adventures. This summer I counted 18 days that we spent all together as a family between school letting out and… Continue reading The Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois