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Relaxed day, nice weather and cultural differences!

The rest of yesterday was equally low key- which was very welcome after the long travel day and late night. It was actually a beautiful day (I am not convinced the rest of the days will be, looking at the forecast, but I guess who knows.) The boys were basically in heaven, just loving “re-exploring”… Continue reading Relaxed day, nice weather and cultural differences!

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A little rocky start, but improving :)

So after our perfectly smooth flights yesterday, we landed ahead of schedule in Mexico City. All we needed to do was breeze through immigration (which always makes Ivan cringe a little, because he has to travel on his U.S. passport- meaning he has to line up in the “extranjeros” or “foreigners” line, with us, to… Continue reading A little rocky start, but improving 🙂

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On our way/ kids leading travel/ Mexico safety

Hello from Atlanta! Family Mexico Trip 2022 is officially underway. So far, so good. Flight from Milwaukee left a little after 11 a.m. I made the boys take their obligatory “start of vacation pic” as we left home and drove to Milwaukee: We stopped by my parent’s house quick, picked up my Dad and then… Continue reading On our way/ kids leading travel/ Mexico safety

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2 Random Things on a Friday: a shrinking vacation window and social media

1. Vacation Thoughts I saw a post in a local Facebook group about our high school sports teams starting up practice this week. (So, very early in August.) This made me pause... We typically like to plan our bigger family trips in August, because it is normally our "free month". Asher's pretty intensive swim season… Continue reading 2 Random Things on a Friday: a shrinking vacation window and social media

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Day 10: Arrival to Rome (Part 2)- St. Peter’s Basilica, Piazza Navona and Campo de’Fiori

Monday, March 21 (continued) St. Peter's Square Continuing into St. Peter's Square.... Vatican City is actually surrounded by a big, stone wall that encircles it. We had a moment of excitement as we passed under the arches and stepped into the square, when you really get your first sweeping view of it all. We paused… Continue reading Day 10: Arrival to Rome (Part 2)- St. Peter’s Basilica, Piazza Navona and Campo de’Fiori

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Day 10: Arrival to Rome!! (Part 1)

Monday, March 21 Picking back up! The end portion of our trip was like the icing on the cake, so I absolutely cannot leave it out. (If you haven't seen the rest of my Ireland/Italy trip recaps, check out March 2022 in my Travel Page for days 1-9!) Dublin Airport Monday morning we were up… Continue reading Day 10: Arrival to Rome!! (Part 1)