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Tagged With: family

Two Birds - One Stone

Yesterday we had a two-for-one experience. Since our good friend Rod lives about an hour from the friends we are staying with in Phoenix and Joel's Uncle Bill and his wife live about an hour in the opposite direction, they all met us partway at an Applebee's to visit. So we were able to visit … Continue reading »

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It's Not a Vacation! We're Working When We Travel

So we took this whole month of May to travel from our home in Wisconsin down to Phoenix, out to San Diego, up to Northern California, and end up back up June 1. The main purpose is so we can pick up more of our stuff from storage in Roseville, California. However, since we know … Continue reading »

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It's About Time for Something New Here!

Since moving to Rice Lake, Wisconsin in April 2012, we haven't done a whole lot of traveling that we've written about. I'm going to try to make sure and write about our travels this month though in May 2013. This month's trip will take us out of the snow we just had on May 2 … Continue reading »

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Turning Over a New Leaf

I know - it's cliche! Six months ago today we drove away from New Jersey to head to our new home in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. It was the beginning of a new phase in our life - turning over a new leaf. In two days we will have been in our new home for six … Continue reading »

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Good Friends Make Us Feel at Home

We arrived here in Phoenix Arizona last Saturday to stay with our good friends, Terry & Virgie. We knew they'd make us feel right at home. And they sure have! Over the past year we've been through Phoenix several times and each time we've stayed with Terry and Virgie. Our friendship is closer now than … Continue reading »

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Quick Update on Where We Are Now

We had a wonderful visit in San Diego this past week. We got to catch up with family and Fiona met lots of her aunts, uncle, cousins and second cousins. The van is repaired and runs great! We drove yesterday from San Diego to Phoenix to stay a few days with our friends here in … Continue reading »

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Visit to San Diego Extended Due to Van Repair

We arrived safe, though tired, in San Diego last Friday night at Joel's brother's house. We had a very nice meal together and then got to bed. Our niece is kindly letting us use her new futon to sleep on. Sunday we had a great visit with my mom, Grandma Susan. We enjoyed our lunch … Continue reading »

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Early Morning Start at Begins at 4:45 am - Heading to San Diego

Today we leave Roseville to head to San Diego. I woke up at 4:45 am knowing the alarm would go off at 6 am. After laying in bed just a bit, I got up, showered, and started packing. It's now 6:20 am and everything is set to put in the van, Joel and I have … Continue reading »

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Grateful for Our Children

I've been thinking a lot about our kids lately. We have 7 between us: Joel has 4 grown children, I have 2 grown children and we have Fiona. Their ages range (after 7 year old Fiona) from 21 to the oldest is about to turn 30 next month. We're proud of all our children. Since … Continue reading »

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Family on Bikes Denied Guinness World Record

When we began traveling last year it wasn't long before we connected with the Vogel family online. This family of four set out with their two young boys three years ago to make a new Guinness World Record. When they finished their trip earlier this year, we were very excited for them. Joel even wrote … Continue reading »

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