What I’m Missing

Hello from the land of 'all things BBQ'! Yep, here I am. Little ol' vegan me, desperately searching for vegan friendly restaurants to provide me with an occasional excuse not to cook. Not having much luck with that, although there was a cute little restaurant uptown (they don't say downtown) called Chili Thai where I…

A Whirlwind Trip to the Twin Cities

Last Wednesday was my middle child's 24th birthday, and as luck would have it, he was flying back to the Midwest to help out at his alma mater's indoor conference track meet this past weekend. This provided the perfect opportunity to meet up and celebrate! After two long days of teaching and conferences, I was…

Summer Vacation 2017 Part 2 1/2

The White Mountains in New Hampshire weren't white. They were green. Very green. Vermont must have beaten them to the punch. ************************************************************************************* We decided to visit the White Mountains, as we weren't able to get a campsite in Lake Placid for a few days. (Although next year we will be back! We loved it.) We…

Summer Vacation 2017 Part 2

Ever since our trip to Acadia National Park last year, we dreamed of going back...it was so incredibly beautiful. You experienced the best of two worlds...the ocean and the mountains. Besides, there were more trails we wanted to hike and carriage roads we wanted to bike. So, this year we headed back. On our first…

Summer Vacation 2017 Part 1

This will forever be remembered as the vacation that almost wasn't. About a week and a half prior to our departure, we discovered our camper (not pictured) had some serious frame damage. This required some quick action (kind of a big deal for two people that thrive on advanced planning). Enter 'unplanned for' purchase: new…