Annapolis, part deux

What’s better than eating a few dozen steamed crabs and drinking a couple of beers in Annapolis in the summer? Doing it again of course. Out to prove that there is no such thing as “too much of a good thing,” we headed back to Annapolis to meet a long-time friend who happened to be…

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…

Ulterior Motives

It would be untrue to say Charlottesville, VA, was a place we had been wanting to visit for some time; some ulterior motives were involved in the idea behind trip. What may have started as a last ditch effort to take advantage of a pretty good hotel rewards promo, ended up being one of the…

Don’t Give Up The Ship!

Now that we’re somewhat settled in, it is time to explore the area. We took advantage of a good deal on a hotel and took a day trip up to Annapolis this weekend. Fun city with a bunch of history and a boat or two. We got an insider tour of the Naval Academy, ate…

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…

Minnesota & Michigan Trip

It always seems like we spend so much time preparing for a trip and then before we know it the trip has come and gone. That’s how our last trip to Minnesota and Michigan went. The Wiktors had a pretty busy summer and we were looking forward to the time together and with our families….

Portland

Portland, Portlandia, PDX. A city of many monikers, friendly people and no shortage of greenery. This trip first started out as a destination for Carolyn and I to run a marathon together. Plus, it has always been a spot Phil and I wanted to visit so it was a win-win in our book. Our trip…