"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." Bilbo Baggins

Category: Family

Holiday Traditions

We all have holiday traditions; some passed down to us by our parents, some we share with our extended families, and some we start on our own – like making cookies, opening a single gift on Christmas Eve, trimming the tree, watching Christmas movies.  You get the idea.  Well one of the family traditions we

Family Vacations

Every other year the past 10 years, we would escape the cold of the Midwest and head to the Florida Keys for a long weekend of sun, food, beaches, and hanging out.  But this year was a little different.  Since we had moved to Tucson and everyone’s schedules had gotten crazy, the family decided to all come here for a stay-cation.  Since there were no hotel costs, we used “the fund” to pay for our entertainment and filling our stomachs.

History in New Jersey

After a short detour to Southern California for some work meetings, our hop-scotch trip continued as we headed east to New Jersey.  It has been over a year since we were out to see the east coast “big city” family.  In between our visits they had moved, both graduated from their master’s programs and both started

Running in Kansas City

With our move this past winter, our summer “excursion” and the routines of life, it has been too long since we were out to see our sons and daughter-in-laws at their places.  So, we planned a hop-scotch trip to see them this fall.  Of course we need to arrive after the humidity and before the

East Comes West

Visitors are what makes a house feel like home, especially family visitors.  Besides celebrating Independence Day, the 4th of July also brought the other half of our immediate family out to Arizona to see us.  Our other son, and our soon to be daughter-in-law (just 14 days from the day I am writing this) came

Roadtrip to Alamo, Tx visiting family

This past week we decided it was time for a road trip.  The convergence of being  months since we got out of town and on the road, and wanting to see Jennifer’s Dad and wife, Otis and Judy, made for the perfect excuse to put some road beneath our tires and miles behind us. So

Shoring it up in Jersey

Another week and another road trip for us.  This time it was to the East and out to New Jersey to visit our son and his fiancé.  They are two Grad students getting it done in the Big Apple. After an exciting (insert sarcasm here) day’s drive across Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, we spent

Escape to KC

What a perfect start to our new travel blog! A visit to our son and daughter-in-law (who is also a blogger) who suggested the title for our blog a long time ago. This past weekend we headed down to Kansas City, Roeland Park to be exact, for a fun filled visit. It is a simple