This weekend was busy. Since we meaning myself, Zoe, and my dad had a three day weekend. My mom had to make up for a snow day we had. Last weekend my parents started renovating our basement so Friday night and Saturday mostly consisted of roping up carpet, cleaning out our closet, and painting. But […]

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President’s Day Weekend

I’ve been working on updating the website for the past couple weeks. One thing that stood out to me was how little any of us write when we’re not out west. We started this project, and mostly continue it, for us to record or own memories. Both girls, but particularly Zoe, regularly go back and […]

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Hold Back The River

“. . . lonely water, won’t you let us wander / Let us hold each other” – James Bay After two weeks in the desert without a drop of water in sight (except for one thunderstorm and yesterday’s stop at Montezuma Well) we finally found a relative abundance of it. Despite some confusion on our […]

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The Wilbury Twist

“Ain’t never been nothing quite like this” – The Traveling Wilburys Out of habit more than anything we were all up before seven this morning. Zoe and Molly seemed almost eager to get out of bed to head downstairs and pick up our first cup of Kimpton coffee of the trip. We had a leisurely […]

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Something’s Always Wrong

“A brace of hope / A pride of innocence / And you would say something has gone wrong.” – Toad The Wet Sprocket At the very least something’s always wrong with Day 14. But I’ll come back to that in a bit. We woke early and had a last, tasty, breakfast at the Embassy Suites […]

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SBXVIII, with Guac

Last year we agreed that spring breaks would could as “vacation” and not “trips”. We also agreed that vacations didn’t require daily or even sporadic blog posts so I’ll keep this as brief as possible. We left Chicago right after school last Friday and drove an uneventful four hours to Seymore, Indiana. I think we […]

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The Cave

What an amazing day at Timpanogos Cave National Monument! We arrived a bit early for our 10:15 reservation and as soon as we walked through the door were greeted by a ranger with a clear love of and passion for his work. He recruited Zoe and Ellie into the junior ranger program and they dutifully […]

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NRA Show 2016

Although we’re now only 15 days from #RTXVI we still have a ton of fun things planned here in Chicago over the next couple weeks. Fortunatly I feel like we’re at the point in the preparation now where we really could leave at any time. There are some loose ends to tie up, but nothing […]

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Kimpton Brings us to Cleveland

It’s no secret that we love Kimpton Hotels, and that we’re probably loyal to a bit of a fault. This week in Cleveland a brand new one, the Schofield, opened and made an offer we couldn’t refuse: a room on a Saturday night for just $19.02 (the year the building originally opened). Since the weather […]

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