Archive for January, 2013

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Audible

In preparation for our massive road trip in December, NavyGuy and I treated ourselves to a new stereo system in the truck.  We have a 2003 Ford Expedition that is paid off (bliss), so we’re planning to drive it until the wheels fall off.  And even then we may still try to make it run.  […]

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Tuesday Night

… I’m catching up on episodes of Bones from the fall.  This season hasn’t grabbed me, so I’ve been dawdling through the DVR’d episodes.  The episode on right now is dealing with a 9-11 victim, and the episode is good, but also feels forced and is playing too hard on sentimentality. … NavyGuy left today […]

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Mt. Rushmore

When NavyGuy and I drove back to Washington from Wisconsin, we took the “southern” route.  Our trip there was the northern route that took us through North Dakota and the northern half of Minnesota so we’d land in Minneapolis/St. Paul.  For the way back though, it made more sense to take the other option.  Since […]

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More Vacation Fun

After Christmas Day 2.0, the remainder of our time in Wisconsin was spent in Madison with NavyGuy’s family.  His parents recently started a new business, so it was lots of working working working for them, with NavyGuy helping out on the computer side.  That left myself and NavyGuy’s sister Erin, to hold down the homefort.  […]

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Christmas Day 2.0

December 25th was Christmas with my family this year.  December 26th then became December 25th for NavyGuy’s family 🙂  We co-opted the day, took it over, whatever you want to say.  The day after Christmas became NavyGuy Family Christmas.  NavyGuy and I got up early and drove to his parent’s house (about two hours away).  […]

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Christmas Afternoon

Our family gathers at my aunt and uncle’s house around lunchtime on Christmas day.  The cousins and their husbands typically come and go throughout the afternoon and evening as they have to make appearances at in-laws and such.  It was actually less chaotic this year because only Colleen and Adam had to dash off to […]

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Christmas Morning

We spent the days leading up to Christmas in Fond du Lac, at my mom’s house, and in Appleton, visiting friends from college and my teacher days.  A huge blizzard that blew through Wisconsin derailed some of our travel plans.  We were going to spend two days at a nice hotel in Appleton, doing Christmas […]

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Road Trip Stats and Superlatives

We are almost almost home.  So close.  I have a backlog of posts about the holiday portion of our road trip, but in the meantime, some snippets from our travels. Total Time Away From Home: 30 Days Total Miles Traveled: 4450 Cleanest Road Bathrooms: Starbucks.  Definitely worth going farther off the highway. La Quinta Breakfasts […]

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