Category Archives: 2016

Unexpected Surprises

As we approach the end of almost two months in Florida, around every bend and behind almost every palm tree, we have found an unexpected surprise. The surprises haven’t always been great or without friction, but they have always had … Continue reading

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Wasting Away [and Slowing Down] in Margaritaville

This month is our six-month nomadiversary and marks the first anniversary of my retirement following 26-1/2 years in the Navy. It’s been a crazy year and a whirlwind six months. In January, while trying to make the transition to civilian … Continue reading

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The World’s Worst Blogger: Four Months of Travel Blogging in One Post

I am the world’s worst Blogger…I freely admit it and while I don’t like it, I’m coming to grips with this reality. Our original intention with this blog was to document weekly our Big Big Trip adventures for family and … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Acadia, Boston, Connecticut, FDR National Historic Site, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, Minute Man National Historic Park, New Bedford Whaling, New England, New Jersey, New York, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Rhode Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Statue of Liberty, Vermont | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pseudo-Sprint Across the Plains

Our original game plan for our Big Big Trip Summer-2016 was to enjoy a leisurely pace from Anna’s folks’ house in Colorado to my Dad’s house in Michigan. We planned a route that would enable us to visit several National … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Badlands National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, Great Plains, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Jewel Cave National Monument, Midwest, Minuteman Missile, Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota, Wind Cave National Park, Wisconsin, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pseudo-Sprint Across the Plains

8-11 July 2016 – Dinosaur National Monument

We didn’t adequately stock up on groceries before leaving Avon, Colorado for Rocky Mountain National Park. Naively assuming that we would be able to adequately stock up on groceries en-route, Anna brushed off my pre-departure logistical warnings. Her lovely world … Continue reading

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