Travel Planning 2018

2017 was a fairly active travel year for me, especially considering the baby staycation of 2016. So what’s in store for me and my family in 2018? Let’s discuss the options:   The Husband’s Trip (Already Rejected) – Seattle, Vancouver, & Banff I mentioned at the beginning of last year that I wanted to go…

Trip #11 – Wedding in Cross Lake, MN

This trip took place on May 20th and 21st, 2017.    Day 1; New Hope, MN to Crosslake, MN: My cousin, Todd, was getting married. He’s only three months younger than me so we played together at all family gatherings. His fiancée, Brooke, is a teacher and they’re both big hockey fans. Their wedding was…

Fun with Maps 241&242

Map 241 shows the ethnic groups of Central Asia. It’s a large image so I’ve included close-ups as well. There is a ton of information there. I’ll give you a minute to digest it. Done? Alright. The first thing you might notice is just how empty large swaths of this area are. That is due…

Trip #10 – Kansas City Bachelor Party [Day 3]

This trip took place April 28th through April 30th, 2017. I drove to Kansas City with my cousin, Todd, for his bachelor party. Also in attendance were my other cousin, Dan, their father/my uncle, Mark, their cousin on the other side, Megan, and Todd’s friend, Mike. I woke up with a sore back from six hours on…

Fun with Maps 233&234

Map 233 shows the location of recent earthquakes in Mexico (and some in Southern California). Mexico has been in the news a bunch lately for several strong earthquakes that have hit the country. I found a website called Earthquake Track that pinpoints where earthquakes have hit and lists their intensity and depth. Take a glance…

Trip #10 – Kansas City Bachelor Party [Day 2]

This trip took place April 28th through April 30th, 2017. I drove to Kansas City with my cousin, Todd, for his bachelor party. Also in attendance were my other cousin, Dan, their father/my uncle, Mark, their cousin on the other side, Megan, and Todd’s friend, Mike. I woke up with a sore back from six hours on…

Trip #10 – Kansas City Bachelor Party [Day 1]

This trip took place April 28th through April 30th, 2017. I drove to Kansas City with my cousin, Todd, for his bachelor party. Also in attendance were my other cousin, Dan, their father/my uncle, Mark, their cousin on the other side, Megan, and Todd’s friend, Mike. Beth was nice enough to allow me to leave her and…