Road Trip Diary: The St Louis Galleria in Missouri

When we last left off on my recap of our Epic Family Road Trip, we were visiting Metropolis Illinois, home of Super Man. That morning we had visited the Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Some would consider that a pretty full day of travel but we had one more stop to make that night before we gave in and stopped for the night. The … Continue reading Road Trip Diary: The St Louis Galleria in Missouri

Visiting Metropolis: Home of Superman

I owe a major thank you to the friend who said, “Oh if you are driving through Southern Illinois, make sure you stop in Metropolis.” You mean like Superman, Metropolis? Like that’s a real place? She assured me it was quite real and gave me the skinny that I’m going to give you now. Metropolis Illinois is a small town in southern Illinois that loves … Continue reading Visiting Metropolis: Home of Superman

Road Trip Diary: Lost River Cave, Bowling Green KY

Did you think I was done recapping our summer road trip? Believe it or not, there are still more stories to tell! We got busy last month with the start of a new school year and that whole me getting a job thing, but I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you guys about one of the coolest places we went this summer: The … Continue reading Road Trip Diary: Lost River Cave, Bowling Green KY

A week in Ruskin Florida

By the time we got the North Carolina we were pretty burnt out on being on the road. Lots of traffic, rain and road construction left us cranky and we decided to drive straight through to Florida. It was a long day with a lot of laughing at things that probably weren’t funny and instant inside jokes. Like the stretch of road where all you … Continue reading A week in Ruskin Florida

KOA Camping: Mini Reviews from our Summer Roadtrip

We camped 5 times this summer while  driving up and down the East Coast on our Epic Family Roadtrip. The first night was at a state park in Ohio but the other four trips we stayed at KOAs. This was my first time staying at a KOA and I was a pretty instant convert. What’s the difference? The first thing I noticed about the KOAs compared … Continue reading KOA Camping: Mini Reviews from our Summer Roadtrip

D.C. in 4 Hours: Walking the National Mall

We only had about four hours to spend exploring Washington D.C. and we were traveling by foot the entire time. According to my pedometer, we put in over 10,000 steps in D.C. mostly just walking the National Mall. We fully intend to come back to D.C. and stay for a weekend at least so that we can do it right because there is so much … Continue reading D.C. in 4 Hours: Walking the National Mall

tbt: 3 Things you have to do in Amish Country, Pennsylvania

While we were in Pennsylvania indulging in all things chocolate and roller coasters, we had to stop by Kitchen Kettle Village in Lancaster AKA Amish Country. Dan’s parents have been doing this Hershey Trip for years and Amish Country is always a required stop. While you are there, there are three very important things you have to do: 1. Have lunch (or dinner) at the Plain … Continue reading tbt: 3 Things you have to do in Amish Country, Pennsylvania

Road Trip Diaries: Hershey, PA

After driving through Ohio and New York and spending a week in Massachusetts, most people would consider that an awesome family vacation. We would call that JUST THE BEGINNING. Having seen most of our friends and family and eaten at all of the places that make it feel like home, we packed up and left for Hershey, Pennsylvania at the bright and absurdly early time of … Continue reading Road Trip Diaries: Hershey, PA

Road Trip Diary: A Week in Massachusetts

As we embarked on our third day on the road and got closer and closer to Massachusetts, we were struck by how the landscape gradually started to remind us of home. A lot of that day’s driving involved comparing the differences between Massachusetts and Wisconsin – not just the personality differences between the people or the economic differences between living in one place or the … Continue reading Road Trip Diary: A Week in Massachusetts