6 Month Frenzy

6 Month Frenzy

About a week ago we hit the six-months-to-go mark! There’s always a bit of excitement in knowing that we’re over half-way through the year and that the next departure is closer than the last. This year I was able to get our initial plans and reservations made pretty early, so it’s been a couple months since I’ve really studied the spreadsheet. However, most NPS sites open reservations for ranger-led activities and camping exactly six months to the day ahead of…

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Green and Yellow

Green and Yellow

Since we first heard that the Packers would be playing a game in Cleveland this season we’d been hoping that we’d be able to make the trip. All season long I’ve been watching the Cleveland scores as closely as the Packers. When the Browns record hit 0-9 and ticket prices hit $8 a seat I knew we’d be able to make the trip a reality. Friday night we piled into Fred with a custom batch of “Zak’s Delicious Sandwiches” in…

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Cleveland

Cleveland

After school on Friday we took off for Toledo. In the car Ellie was her usual self, annoying. I entertained myself on my phone with Calm Fall, Subway Surfers and Stack. Also I did Homework that was hard and consisted of ratios, Ancient Egyptians and Reading a book called The Dark is Rising. The drive wasn’t too long only 4-ish hours. For dinner we had Zak’s Delicious Sandwiches. On mine I had provolone, turkey, dijon mustard, and lettuce. When we…

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Ellie’s First Concert

Ellie’s First Concert

Ellie had her first ever band concert last night and she was super excited for it. Since she’s a percussionist she really stood out as they were performing both since she stood about a foot taller than everyone else and was playing the high notes on the glockenspiel! Since their songs were all quite short they played about a dozen selections. I’ve included three of their greatest hits below. Merrily We Roll Along (aka Mary Had a Little Lamb) featuring…

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Day 6: Home

Day 6: Home

There is hardly anything to report, but it felt weird not formally wapping up this little trip. The drive from Louisville to home was only about four and a half hours and completely unremarkable. We listened to a week worth of The Daily, played a ton of Mario Kart, read a bit, and let the miles fly pass us. We were home before 3 and we unpacked with the laundry started within 20 minutes. We’ve become pros at this getting…

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Day 5: Bourbon Day

Day 5: Bourbon Day

15 years ago, when I was the mere age of 21, we got married. We we’re so very young, but it was so the right decision for us. The best part of our marriage is that we’ve allowed one another to grow as individuals, but have continuously grown stronger as a couple. I think that’s our secret. I’m me. He’s him. But we’re us. Together we make a pretty remarkable parenting team, if I shall say so myself. Without question,…

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Partner Post

Partner Post

Hello, we are Zoe and Ellie Knott reporting from Louisville Kentucky on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:15 p.m.. We have some very important information to share: IT WAS BORING. We started the day with our parents waking us ap at 8:01 can you believe that? That was boring because we has to shower when we could have been having a delightful dream. We had a boring breakfast of clid bars and pop tarts. We spent the whole day standing…

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Day 4: Mammoth Cave

Day 4: Mammoth Cave

Today was spectacular. Honestly, I wasn’t really looking forward to it. We were just in Lehman Caves last month and did Timpanogos Cave last year. I thought we were caved out. I figured that once you have seen a cave, you have kind of seen all caves. I was so proven wrong today. I was here as a child and have no recollection of it, so it was a new adventure for us all. Last week, Zak did a great…

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Day 2 & 3 Z and E interview

Day 2 & 3 Z and E interview

What was the most interesting thing you learned today? E: I didn’t know that it happened that close to us. Z: That 25,000 people died in that battle. I wonder how many died throughout the war? What was your favorite part of the day? E: Swimming for the last time in the pool. Z: I liked learning all of the history and swimming. What was your least favorite part of the day? E: The temperature to was to hot. Z:…

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