Chicago- back home.

So fun to go away.  Always great to come back home. 232/365

Seattle. Our last stop.

Gorgeous city on the Puget Sound.  More hills than I expected, so much development.  Such great food- and of course we had to go to the first Starbucks and the Reserve Roastery &… Continue reading


Great city- fun and quirky.  Amazing bookstore and doughnuts that have to be eaten to really “get”.  I had some kind of grape doughnut- I really have no words.  Okay, I’ll try- it… Continue reading

Cannon Beach, OR

My second trip to Cannon Beach.  I knew the kids would love it- it’s beautiful and chill.  Feels like a million miles away with really good food and fun shopping.  But the beach-… Continue reading

Oregon Dunes.

The Oregon coast is absolutely gorgeous- all the cliffs and rocks and winding roads- but if you go- you have to see the dunes.  The sand dunes are amazing.  40 miles of dunes-… Continue reading

Giants- California Redwoods and Sequoias.

We headed from the beach to the mountains and into the deep woods.  These are not your average woods- they are home to Giant Redwoods and Giant Sequoias. These trees are the tallest… Continue reading

Sea Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, CA.

Our oldest and our youngest both went to summer camps situated on the shores of Lake Michigan.  Part of each day’s activities, when they were not learning about the Great Lakes, and Lake… Continue reading

California 1 Roadtrip.

California highway 1 is most certainly not for the faint of heart, and especially for those who are used to the flat lands- we had to pull over at least a dozen times… Continue reading

Golden Gate Bridge.

I love San Francisco, so being able to share that with our kids- was really fun!  Loved cruising under and over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.  We’ve never done the harbor cruise before,… Continue reading