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Michigan to Niagara Falls

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Meandering out of Michigan As the cherry blossoms began to fall, we relished in the wonderful time in Michigan we had with our daughter.  The state is extremely beautiful and we really enjoyed ourselves.   We decided to save some money and stay at the Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel parking lot for a night […]

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Michigan… Yay!

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Michigan We were so excited to be able to spend 10 days with our daughter, Kayla.  She is a social butterfly and for us to have 10 days with her to ourselves was amazing.  Not only did she schedule this time for just us, but she also told her summer employer that she couldn’t start […]

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Moorea – The first time

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Moorea, French Polynesia The sailing journey from Tahiti to Moorea with our new crew (our adult children, William & Kayla) went by pretty fast.  It was about a five hour journey and the wind and seas were favorable, which was a pleasant change. As we pulled our yacht into Cooks Bay, you could see our […]

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Final push to Michigan

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University of Central Michigan The day began with birds chirping and the sky ablaze with color.  A great way to welcome us to another day of driving and the final push to Michigan.  There is no real way to get to where we needed to go except driving smack dab in the middle of Chicago. […]

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The Badlands… and beyond

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Badlands National Park The Badlands.  The name just conjures up thoughts of scary things.  What makes them bad?  Where are they?  How can they make an entire National Park of… The Badlands? These thoughts have always occurred to me.  I have seen documentaries and other videos of the Badlands, yet I have never been there. […]

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Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse

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Beginning our trip east Since it was still snowing all throughout Yellowstone National Park, we  decided to drive the larger highway out around Yellowstone, up through Bozeman, Montana and then hang a right and start heading east.  The drive was really pretty, even when it was snowing and all the roads were plowed really well. It […]