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…

Nashville

The end of February brought us back to Nashville to spend a weekend with the Harts. It’s great that the kids were looking forward to this visit just as much as us. The weekend was filled with cooking, a tour at Chris’ new office, some kite flying (I think the parents enjoyed it more than…

Flapjacks, flags, oh yeah, and a wedding.

More travel was in the cards for July. It wasn’t even the first weekend of the month and we were back in a tin can, flying halfway across the country. This time we were headed to Minneapolis to spend some time with the families and, of course, take part in the long anticipated wedding of…

Aloha Again!

Three years later, here we are again! Our last family trip to Hawaii was a blast so we figured we would do it again. Unfortunately, we waited until after we left California to fly back to Hawaii but the extra 2,500 miles each way actually went by pretty quickly. The kids were great on the…

3,000 miles

So a friend of mine and I hopped in a rental truck the other day and started driving east. After driving for a week and covering over 3,000 miles of America along the way, we ran into the biggest road block of the trip: the Atlantic Ocean. We had cheated death enough on the road…

Whirlwind Tours

Travel, travel and more travel filled the month of March. Some drive to Minneapolis, some fly to Minneapolis. Everyone drives to Rochester… then Chicago… then Clarksville, TN… and finally Bassett, VA. The suit cases earned their keep and thankfully both the kids and the parents kept their sanity (most of the time). All in all…

The Sun Sets on San Diego

Well, all good things must come to an end. The house went on the market and then the house was sold. Bags were packed, one last group of friends came to visit, and 3/4’s of the Wiktors said goodbye to the last San Diego sunset they’ll see for a while. After six years of fun…