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Month: December 2017

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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