Portland at Night

So to update everyone, seems we arrived just in time to witness a little crowd control with some riots sprinkled throughout! Remember the peaceful protest I mentioned in my previous blog post? Well, a little while after we left the area and returned to our hotel with doughnuts and meeting materials in hand, the anarchists […]

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Portland Day 1

I made it to Portlandia! Too bad it was cloudy on the way in to the city and I was unable to capture the mountain in the distance. Perhaps next time she won’t be as elusive. We stopped in Chicago on the way to Portland. The lake is HUGE! And as always, Southwest never ceases […]

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Crisis Slightly Averted

I was so looking forward to taking the family on a lovely overnight train ride from Portland to San Francisco when we go on our Great Western Adventure. Then I got a phone all from Amtrak this morning. Seems a freight train derailed and caused some serious damage to the rail line they share with […]

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The Great Western Adventure

We are so excited! I’ve been working diligently all weekend long on our itinerary out west and have made numerous reservations in anticipation of our upcoming family adventure. In a few short weeks we will be heading to Portland, OR. From there we will then take an overnight train ride to San Francisco where we’ll […]

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Zoo Run Run!

It’s been several years since we’ve done a 5K through the Zoo. Five years or more I believe. Usually when we’ve participated it’s freezing cold adventure. This year the weather decided to warm up considerably for January. Think 70 degrees. 70 on a mid-afternoon is not necessarily the most pleasant for a run for me. I […]

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A family outing

Mother’s Day turned out to have a theme in our house. We spent the day at the Nashville Zoo before capping the day by seeing The Jungle Book. What a glorious day! Love spending it with my family. Love spending it outside. Love seeing familiar animal faces, and a few new ones too! I’ll upload […]

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Final Weekend Trip: Croatia

This past weekend our daughter went on her final group trip before finals and coming home. She visited Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. It was about a 4 hour bus ride from Vienna. From there they took a 2 hour bus ride to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park for the day. From what I […]

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Mini Disney Vacation

Well that was fun! We already miss it and we just left a few hours ago! About 2 hours before we arrived on Wednesday afternoon I received a text message from Disney saying that our room was ready and since we already had our Magic Bands we didn’t even need to go to the front desk […]

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