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Day 11- Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum/ Palatine Hall, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps

*Backing waaaaay up! The "print your blog to a book" site I use is having a sale, so I am going to try to hammer out my remaining few spring break recaps ASAP!* Tuesday, March 22 Our first full day in Rome! (See my Travel page for all the recaps from our 1st week in… Continue reading Day 11- Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum/ Palatine Hall, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps

Kids, travel

Chronicles of an 8th grader- Philly done, on to D.C., and cell phones

It's been very fun receiving updates from Ethan this week! Their time in Philadelphia is over- they really just had Sunday and Monday there. They took a bus to D.C. later in the evening Monday night. Tuesday- Thursday they are in D.C. I got a BUNCH of pictures yesterday- they toured the National Shrine of… Continue reading Chronicles of an 8th grader- Philly done, on to D.C., and cell phones

Family Fun, travel

Mini-fall getaway recap: Wisconsin Dells

I wanted to write a recap of our mini fall getaway last weekend to Wisconsin Dells! We stayed overnight just one night, but spent most of 2 days there. October 15th, Saturday: We had gone to that UW Badgers hockey game Friday night, so we were a little slow moving on Saturday. The idea was… Continue reading Mini-fall getaway recap: Wisconsin Dells

Deep thoughts, Misc., Things I Love, travel

Post-Mexico Travel: a love list

There's nothing like getting home after time away, especially after being in a developing country, to help you see the blessings in your own day to day life more clearly. Some things I love, but normally take for granted: 1- Consistent, basically unlimited hot water. The hot water "situation" in Mexico can be very fickle.… Continue reading Post-Mexico Travel: a love list

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Wrap up: Friday- Tuesday! Home from Mexico

We're home!! Start to finish we were gone two weeks to the day. It felt both like a long time, and a short time, all at once. I'm currently in the "drowning but trying to catch up on life" phase right now (as I so nicely put it to someone yesterday who was asking me… Continue reading Wrap up: Friday- Tuesday! Home from Mexico

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Valle de Bravo (Day 2) —> CDMX

Thursday, August 18 After our extremely late night on Wednesday, I was dead to the world Thursday morning until after 9 am. Might have been 10- I can’t remember!! Ivan and Ethan were apparently up by 8 am sitting outside. It was a beautiful morning. I felt somewhat like I had been run over by… Continue reading Valle de Bravo (Day 2) —> CDMX

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Valle de Bravo, Day 1

Wednesday, August 17 On Wednesday we had plans to drive to Valle de Bravo, another small town about an hour and half west this time of Toluca. I was not initially super thrilled about this, not because I didn’t want to go- I did, very much- but our original plan was to go later in… Continue reading Valle de Bravo, Day 1

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Back from Tepotzlán and the laziest day of my life

Sunday, August 14 Sunday was our last day in Tepotzlán- a partial day, really. We didn’t have to check out until 2 pm at least. We had no big plans- as I said, it’s a small town and there isn’t really that much to “do”, exactly. Everyone just took it slow and hung around a… Continue reading Back from Tepotzlán and the laziest day of my life