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…

Over the river and through the woods…

To Mumsie’s house we go! Our nephews, Thomas and Benji, were spending a few days at Mumsie’s so we took advantage of the fact that they were a short car ride away and drove to Bassett for the weekend. The kids were excited and it’s always great seeing them hit it off each time they’re…

St. Augustine & Amelia Adventures

When your husband tells you to plan a vacation, you plan a vacation! Jessica and I met up for a long weekend along the Northern coast of Florida. Just south of Georgia, St. Augustine and Amelia Island were two parts of Florida I hadn’t seen before and they seemed like the perfect quaint towns for…

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,…

We’ll be home for Christmas…

Phil and I haven’t called Minnesota home for nearly ten years but it certainly still feels like home when we get to visit at Christmas. Call us crazy but cold, snow and family chaos = Christmas to us! After missing out on the last two Christmases in Minnesota we decided it was time to return…

The Cape

We were lucky enough to tag along on one of Dad’s “vacations” this summer and spent a week on Cape Cod. I didn’t have many expectations going into the trip other than eating a lot of lobster (or lobstah) and hopefully some relaxing. The kids’ only request was to spend some time at the beach….

Looking back on a jovial June

Well, another June has come and gone! Looking back, it’s easy to fall into the trap of saying we didn’t do much during the month. After some travel in May, we stayed local-ish. There were a few weekend road trips to visit nearby family and friends but nothing out of what might be called “ordinary”…

Disney or Bust?

If Disney is the metric for success, it was a bust. Old Dad McScrooge put the kibosh on that idea many months ago. Too many lines, too many bucks, and too short of attention spans (the kids of course) for Disney this time. None-the-less, onto the plane we went to spend a long weekend with…

Tulum Time

Have you ever visited somewhere that was so wonderful you didn’t want to tell anyone about it? That kind of sums up how I felt about my trip to Tulum. Although I think the secret is already out about this charming Mexican destination. Two of my high school friends and I have been trying to…