That one time we went to Mexico…

When we start to fall months behind on the website, you know I’m to blame. Better late than never though! So without further adieu… When we moved back to Virginia last fall I mentioned to Phil that a true spring break trip would be a good idea. I was thinking a warm weather trip to…

New Year, Old Haunts

You may stick us on the East Coast and not give us a flake of snow for the winter but you can’t keep us off the slopes forever! Well, three of us anyway. We’re still working on the skiing part for Mere but she enjoys the quiet time and beautiful views during the days and…

Will & Mom’s Excellent Adventure

The Wiktors got to plan not one, but two cross country adventures. Dad, Sophia, and Lucy got a jump start on the driving leaving Will and I to chart our own course. You can always count on me to piece together an action packed itinerary (and I love a good movie reference or corny joke)….

On The Road Again

Busy schedules at the departure spot and the destination meant separate road trips for the Wiktors. Sophia volunteered to go with dad (and Lucy) and took the lead planner role. After a quick intro to Google Maps, she got to work figuring out good stops on the drive and picked all the hotels. I had…

Gobble, Gobble

It seems strangely misleading to say we had a calm and relaxing Thanksgiving this year but we really did. Sure we flew 2000+ miles to DCA and then spent the next ten days driving another 700+ miles as we visited family and friends but really, it was just awesome and relaxing! After arriving in DC,…

Leaving the Lower 48

It started as a joke about saving $14 per plane ticket and ended up being one heck of an adventure. Six months ago we were looking for a vacation spot to link up with Dad and Elaine and we decided to look for something more outdoorsy not knowing what the ‘Rona would allow for. We…

a (quick) Hello! from the desert

Tux-sun as it is called. Beautiful city with some great MTB trails, one heck of a hill to climb on a road bike, and plenty of sonoran dogs to keep you fueled up. Start at the 50 Year Trail and go from there but watch out for all the cactus. They bite.

Southwest Turkey Trot

Refusing to let 2020 dampen our spirit of adventure, we hit the road to take in more of Mother Nature over the kids’ Thanksgiving break. I wanted to explore more of Utah and The Grand Canyon was on Sophia’s West Coast bucket list. Phil drafted an itinerary and the Sunday before Thanksgiving we hit the…

Go East!

Said no man ever. The west coast is kinda the best coast… However, that is not to say that once you’re out here, there is nowhere else to go. The California coast is far from the end-all-be-all of the U. S. of A. and sometimes you must go east for adventure. With this in mind,…

New England Clam Chowder

What’s the password? Never mind. Few people will read this and fewer people will get the reference. Phil put his foot down earlier in the year and demanded the family make a trip to New England before the upcoming move. To sweeten the pot for the naysayers, the Grandparents were asked to come along which…