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May 31, 2011 1


By in Kids, Travel

Tim, Henry, and I just got back from ATLOSCon, and we had an absolutely wonderful time! It gave Tim and I some much needed adult time and Henry had his own excitement hanging out with a bunch of new kid friends. Hes always enjoyed meeting new people, and I think he really enjoyed his two [...]

October 7, 2010 0

Road Trip 2010 – Days 32-33

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June 15-16, 2010 Chicago, Illinois to Richmond, VA, 815 miles 17 hours, 34 minutes With our tour of Chicago complete, it felt like our road trip had reached its conclusion. We’d ventured throughout the west, seen cities and countryside, visited many friends and met countless friendly strangers. Since we grew up in Virginia, it felt [...]

October 6, 2010 0

Road Trip 2010 – Days 30-31

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June 13-14, 2010 Chicago, Illinois As a lover of hot dogs, architecture and tall buildings, I can safely say that I have always wanted to visit Chicago. After Faye visited a few years ago and hearing stories from our good friends who live there now, my desire to travel to the Second City was at [...]

September 30, 2010 0

Road Trip 2010 – Days 27-29

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June 10-12, 2010 Denver, Colorado to Chicago, Illinois, 1,230 miles (via Lincoln, Nebraska, Kansas City, Kansas and St. Louis, Missouri) 28 hours, 35 minutes After 4 weeks of driving thousands of miles, living out of suitcases and eating junk food, we were ready to finish our trip. Our families waited for us back east and [...]

September 27, 2010 0

Road Trip 2010 – Days 25-26

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June 8-9, 2010 Denver and Boulder, Colorado It’s funny how the pendulum swings. For the first week of our trip we were spending so much time in cities that we eagerly yearned for open spaces, national parks and wildlife. We even skipped our planned visit to Vancouver just to go see Yellowstone a few days [...]

September 25, 2010 0

Road Trip 2010 – Day 24

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June 7, 2010 Silverton, Colorado to Denver, Colorado, 347 miles 8 hours, 34 minutes Our Colorado mining town adventures complete, we enjoyed another homemade meal at our bed and breakfast in Silverton and set off for Denver. When driving in the Rockies you learn very quickly that there simply is no direct route across the [...]

September 24, 2010 0

Road Trip 2010 – Day 23

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June 6, 2010 Silverton, Colorado After watching the 2010 Winter Olympics, we could not wait to get back to visit Colorado and its rugged, snow-capped mountains.  Our last cross-country drive offered a small glimpse of the Rockies and, like most things majestic in nature, we wanted more.  That said, towns like Aspen, Vail and Telluride [...]

September 23, 2010 0

Road Trip 2010 – Day 22

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June 5, 2010 Moab, Utah to Silverton, Colorado, 246 miles 10 hours, 14 minutes We began our last day in Utah by waking up early, once again packing the car as efficiently as possible and set forth for Canyonlands National Park.  More or less across the street from Arches, we really had no idea what [...]

September 23, 2010 0

Road Trip 2010 – Day 21

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June 4, 2010 Arches National Park and Moab, Utah If you’ve read any of the previous days’ posts, you can probably tell that we’re big fans of southern Utah.  We just can’t help it.  For the five years since we drove across the United States and moved to California, we’ve yearned to return back to [...]

September 20, 2010 0

Road Trip 2010 – Day 20

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June 3, 2010 Kanab, Utah to Moab, Utah (via Monument Valley, Arizona), 351 miles 9 hours, 36 minutes After resting and relaxing the day before, we were excited to get on the road and head back to Moab, Utah.  We passed Moab on our first cross-country road trip 5 years ago and ended up spending [...]