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Visiting West Virginia: Our Annual Trip to Snowshoe

We took our annual week-long trip to Snowshoe, WV over New Years. There wasn’t any snow on the ground but the slope conditions were pretty good. We stayed somewhere new and had deer visitors every morning. The other people at the hotel would throw food from their balconies and tempting as it was to join […]

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Visiting Norfolk: Nauticus and the Battleship Wisonsin

On Sunday Mike and I met my Dad to explore the Nauticus Museum and Battleship Wisconsin.  The Battleship is berthed in downtown Norfolk.  We explored the massive ship and also the maritime and naval museums in the adjacent building.  Going anywhere with my Dad is like having a free tour guide – he knows a […]

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Third Annual Oktobertfest

Our third annual trip to Oktoberfest went swimmingly.  We met Joe and Renee in Helen on Friday around dinner time, and after a few beers at Konig Ludwig Bier Garten, we headed to the Hiedelberg to eat.  This place has the best Schnitzel and Spaetzel, but if you don’t get there early you’ll end up […]

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Visiting Aiken: Hitchcock Woods Round Two

Bella and I went for a walk in Hitchcock woods again.  Read about our last trip to the woods here.  It was hotter – muggier.  So we only spent 2 hours exploring rather than an entire afternoon. I parked at the South Boundary entrance this time and we walked around some new trails.  It rained pretty […]

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Exploring Aiken: Hitchcock Woods

Sometimes I forget how easy it is to go exploring.  I don’t have to drive for several hours to find some place new.  Hitchcock Woods is essentially in our backyard and every time I go it’s different.  Last time I was in the woods was when Megan came to visit. Sunday afternoon I took Bella […]

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A Michigan Wedding

The whole point of our trip to Michigan was to watch one of Mike’s best friends get married.  Mike was the Best Man.  It was a lot of fun.  We danced and drank and laughed and cried.  Well, I cried.  It was a lot of fun until I had a minor mental breakdown because I […]

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Visiting Michigan: Bay City & Lake Huron

After our mini adventure in Frankenmuth, we kept heading north on I-75 until we got to the town of Bay City.  I just didn’t feel right driving all the way to Michigan and not seeing one of the Great Lakes.  We stopped in Bay City because I needed ice cream.  Then we got back in […]

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Visiting Michigan: Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland

Did you guys know Christmas is my favorite holiday?  When I found out about Bronner’s I knew I couldn’t leave Michigan without visiting.  I didn’t think it was going to be possible because initially I thought it was just too far from where we were staying.   But after some sleuthing on MapQuest I realized […]

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Visiting Detroit: Go Tigers!

We had a few spare hours one afternoon, so Mike, Chris, and I went to Detroit to catch a Tigers’ game.  They were playing the Washington Nationals and it was neat to be there because I have some ties to DC.  Detroit blew the Nats out of the water – the final score was 1 […]

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Visiting Michigan: Old Town Lansing

So we spent a few days in Michigan last week.  It was my first time to that part of the country, and also my first time that far north.  We drove through North Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio, and it was my first time to see Ohio, too!  We stopped for gas somewhere near Bowling Green […]

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