The great state of Michagan has much to offer in terms of history, industry, and scenery, which, as always, makes it difficult to condense the type of trip we enjoy into a short period of time. Even the northern reaches of lower Michigan are within about 6.5 hrs, so we decided to save that for a 4 day weekend in the future and concentrate all our efforts on the Upper Peninsula (UP).
We had a pretty good list of activities for our time in Wisconsin but no specific itinerary. We chose the small city of Neenah as our home base. Although it wasn’t the most picturesque of towns, the location was perfect for visiting the museums of Appleton, Oshkosh and Green Bay. Door County was also easily accessible (2 hrs to Sister Bay near the tip of the peninsula) for a day out packed with awesome activities.
Montana, specifically Glacier National Park (GNP), was the next stop on our quest to explore ID, WY and MT the summer of 2016. Leaving Yellowstone was difficult…emotionally – it was […]
The real slow down occurs once you enter the park and for good reason. Wildlife could be on the road just about anywhere.
Settling on Mammoth Cave was easy considering our interest for America’s National Parks. What wasn’t so easy was realizing Mammoth Cave was a pretty popular place even at the beginning of April. Turns out not everyone goes to Florida and the Bahamas for…
We prefer a more peaceful (i.e. less populated) trail and swimming area, so we just kept hiking north towards Leigh Lake until the crowds thinned out and we found something appealing. In late June the water was still freezing. Of course, the kids didn’t mind that much, but the adults were…
Genovesa, commonly known as “Bird Island,” is located in the northeast section of the Archipelago. After a very long and sleepless night from Mosquera, it was with an exhausted but giddy attitude that we hopped into the panga for our wet landing on the beach of Darwin’s Bay for our first adventure of the day. Armed with two DSLR cameras and many lenses, we were ready to find out if Genovesa would live up to it’s nickname.
There wasn’t a single aspect of Idaho that we didn’t absolutely love.
A close-by city for a family weekend getaway for us not named Columbus… Pittsburgh was the easy choice. Prior to Lydia & Henry’s arrival, we’d stopped by the Pittsburg Zoo […]
Chicago is an amazing city with a beautiful city plan, world class museums just short walks from each other, and as good of resteraunts as you could want within an easy walk of wherever you happen to find yourself at the moment.
The Gates Family vacation to Disney World in 2014 was a whole lot of fun and a whole bunch of memory-making. We needed to do Disney while the kids were […]