On the drive back from Minneapolis it was snowing and miserable. On the Minneapolis/St. Paul belt line, visibility was roughly 25-50 yards. And it was a long and miserable drive, even when we cleared the cities and the visibility improved: It was fairly cold, so the snow drifted a lot and the road was slippery. … Continue reading Outback in the Shop Again – Thank You to the Gentlemen at the Twin Bluffs Bar
We drove my mother up to Minneapolis this last weekend so that she could care for my Grandfather. He's in hospice and doing poorly. She stayed in his apartment, but they paid for my husband and I to stay in a nearby hotel as a 'thank you' and also possibly a 'stay out of my … Continue reading Our Hotel Might Have Been on Fire… Hard to Tell
On the way to seeing the redwoods, we took Hwy 4 for part of it, and I'm just going to say, straight up, that it was THE most terrifying road I've ever been on. Hwy 4 is not a highway. This is a lie. It's a road that narrows progressively as it climbs the mountains … Continue reading Hwy 4 Is So Not a Highway
My husband drove us several hours to see what was the high point of the trip for me: REDWOODS. I have wanted to see Redwood Trees my ENTIRE LIFE. And the road to get there was CRAZY scary, but we got there safely, and we saw them, and I am SO HAPPY. That was Highway … Continue reading We Saw REDWOODS!
While we were in California, we got a really good deal on a Condo from the bride's connections. 10 of us, all family, stayed there, and I took photos because Oh. My. God. I've never stayed anywhere so nice! It was ridiculous... I was SO afraid of breaking things! Because, face it. I'm low income, … Continue reading The Condo We Stayed in was Ridiculous!
I said we went to a wedding, but I didn't mention it was to a California wedding. I don't like saying when I will be out of the house for a few days because that's just inviting theft. But we did! We flew to California, and we had a great wedding. This was the backdrop: … Continue reading We Went to a California Wedding
So, I had to travel for a work training in the Wisconsin Dells recently, and of course this endlessly stressed me out. I was told my husband couldn't stay in the hotel room, but his parents lived close enough that he intended to drop me off and drive to their house. I haven't really traveled … Continue reading Work Training – Wisconsin Dells!
We had to travel for a wedding to Evansville, Indiana this last week. My husband's relatives live there, and I had not yet met them despite having been together 8 years and married 4 of them. So we went, and there was wedding, but that's someone else's story. What I wanted to share with you … Continue reading Evansville Has THE BEST Houses
(That my husband just revealed he had!) So, there is almost nothing better that I love than seeing cute pictures of my husband from before I met him. I didn't meet him until he was 23, so all I can see of him as a kid are photos and the rare family film. He had … Continue reading A Treasure Trove of Old Photos – My Husband’s Trip to Germany
(Or how my car ruined six months of planning.) So, I'm very lucky in that I get two weeks of paid vacation at my job. This is the first time I've ever had paid vacation, and when we scheduled our vacation at the beginning of the year, I lept at the chance to visit my … Continue reading The Vacation That Wasn’t