Hello again Austin!

So I know I said our vacationing was going to be on the decline but we had an opportunity we couldn’t pass up to visit with some friends in Texas (more to follow on that) and figured “since we was…” So, Austin, TX it was for about 24 hours. I have been to Austin a…

Home of the Hamburger?

You know what you do when you head to Hamburg right? Eat a Hamburg steak. Frikadeller baby. Slap it in a bun and throw some fixings on it and it’ll change your life. The stars aligned somewhat for this trip; mom and dad had flexible enough schedules to sneak away and Mumsie’s availability supported our…

Anniversary in Ashville

What a cool city! The only thing that made Ashville better was visiting it with my beloved wife of 10 years! That’s right, 10 years. Double digits and still in the honeymoon phase! To celebrate the occasion, Mere and I snuck away for a long weekend in Ashville, NC. With Mumsie and Lucy watching the…

We Remember

At the suggestion of Meredith, we jumped on the train and went to Arlington National Cemetery for the day. Despite it raining a fair amount, we were able to pay our respects and help lay roses on the final resting place of many. Thank you to all who paid the ultimate sacrifice. We remember.

Grandparents are the best!

A few of our favorite folks went through the woods and over the river to the grand-kids’ house this month. The gang had a great time seeing some of the sites (sans dad because he was at work… again…) the DC area has to offer. Everyone enjoyed the hiking trails and the raging river up…

We’ve got company!

Weekends with visitors are among our favorites. It’s not that we don’t enjoy our time together but it is always great having extra smiles and laughs in the house. Out-of-towners are also a good excuse to go see the sites of DC. Tourists aren’t the only ones who should enjoy them right? With some coming…

In Bloom (Part 3)

Well, DC is back in bloom again. There’s always some resistance from the scrooge in the family to go check out the cherry blossoms but eventually (and thankfully) Meredith wins me over. This year marks our third straight showing at the Tidal Basin for the big cherry blossom bloom. This year we timed it right…

Adventures in Dadland

While mom was off adventuring in FL, dad embarked on his own adventures with the kids. Maybe it was because the destinations were of interest to dad; maybe it was because dad doesn’t do so well entertaining the crazies without a bona fide project or an actual adventure. Either way, the three amigos made good…

What to do on a gray day?

The clouds are out and the kids are restless! Quick, find something to do so both parents and kids don’t lose it! It was one of those Saturdays that led us up to the Air and Space Museum near Dulles. We’ve been to the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall a few times;…

Ringing in 2017

What better way to ring in the new year than to slap a tux on, ditch the kids, and spend a week in San Diego, right? Okay, while yes, that is technically what we did, it would be a bit disingenuous to skip the background story. After planning the perfect Christmas vacation back to Minnesota,…