Big Trip 14

Big Trip 14

Another summer, another Big Trip…  Here’s a brief rundown of where we went this year and a return of the daily videos. (Don’t worry – each video is less than a minute long!) Day 1 We didn’t even leave the state of Virginia on Day 1.  The beauty of a shorter distance to cover in…

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Following Lincoln

Following Lincoln

What is it about President Abe Lincoln that fascinates so many people?  Why are so many locations and events in his life commemorated in historic sites still today? Perhaps it is his rise from poverty in his younger years to a man of such great character who became President.  As an Illinois native I have…

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The White House

The White House

The White House is a six-story, 55,000 square foot house located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washinton, DC.  The house has 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, twenty-eight fireplaces, eight staircases, three elevators, five full-time chefs, a tennis court, a (single-lane) bowling alley, a movie theater (officially called the White House Family Theater), a…

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Big Trip Lucky 13

Big Trip Lucky 13

This summer saw us hit the road in our trusty minivan (it’s the same one we started with back in 2006!) for Big Trip Lucky 13.  Here’s a quick rundown of the points of interest along the way.  As I get any corresponding posts written for various locations, a link will be added to this…

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Meet Vacation Mouse

Meet Vacation Mouse

Once upon a time, long long ago, I decided that it would be fun for our family to have a travel mascot join our trips.  I’m not sure where I got the idea originally but I’m sure I saw it somewhere and thought it was a great idea.  I chose Vacation Mouse (more commonly known…

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My NPS Passport

My NPS Passport

As I was building my National Park System page, I decided to add a picture of my park passport.  Once I opened it up and started looking through it again I thought maybe you’d also enjoy a virtual tour of my book. Where it all started… I bought my passport book at Petroglyph National Monument…

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