Europe and the United Kingdom, Family, Historical sites, Kids, outdoors, Sports venues, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

Willkommen in Berlin

Welcome to Berlin In front of Olympiastadion with our Coldplay tickets. So this all started while Emily was home visiting for the Christmas 2021 holiday. She casually asked whether I wanted to see Coldplay perform in Berlin in July the following summer. With Europe seeming more accessible to us since Emily’s move to Prague, I… Continue reading Willkommen in Berlin

american west, california, Camping, Hiking, Kids, national parks, outdoors, Travel, Uncategorized, writing

Yosemite Valley Views

It’s no secret how much my girls and I love visiting Yosemite National Park. There is no shortage of wonders to behold, and with literally hundreds of miles of trail to explore, it’s not a surprise that Yosemite is one of our favorite places in the world. The last time we visited the park, we… Continue reading Yosemite Valley Views

california, Camping, Hiking, Museums, national parks, outdoors, photography, Travel, Vacation

A Day Among Giants: Sequoia National Park

Giant Forest and the General Sherman Tree I love places that make me feel small, places that remind me of my infinitesimal spot in the universe. Standing among the giants of Sequoia National Park, home to some of the oldest and largest trees in the world, is a beautiful place to do just that. With… Continue reading A Day Among Giants: Sequoia National Park

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 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!

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Disney 2K17: A Long-Awaited Visit

Mickey and me in front of Cinderella's Castle. Wald Disney World 2017 Like many Americans- 70 percent according to AAA- our family takes at least one vacation every year.  Being a lifelong Disney fan- or rather a Disney-obsessed- the question we asked ourselves almost every year since we married back in 2001 was "When would be a… Continue reading Disney 2K17: A Long-Awaited Visit