The Badlands

We took advantage of Alex’s national parks pass once more on the start of our summer vacation. We drove from Highlands Ranch to Alexandria, MN for some time on the lake, and made a stop in Wall, SD along the way to check out the Badlands. We drove the length of the park, and took a […] . . . → Read More: The Badlands


Our 2019 Spring Break is dedicated to a National Parks tour, since our youngest son Alex has the 4th grade National Parks passport. The first day was a drive from Denver to Moab. Naturally, we had to stop at the border rest stop for some gratuitous pictures welcoming us to Utah. The entrance to Arches National […] . . . → Read More: Arches

First Day on the Big Island

We technically arrived in Kona yesterday afternoon, but all we managed to do was check into the hotel, get some dinner, and do a little exploring around the sprawl of the Hilton grounds in Waikoloa. Body clocks were still askew, so we woke up this morning around 5:00, which gave us just a little time […] . . . → Read More: First Day on the Big Island


Roman Forum

Lara and I took a two week swing around Italy in Late 2000. We visited Milan, Florence, Pisa, Rome, and Venice. It was our first extended trip together, and probably served as the event that bound us together. There’s nothing like travel to put a relationship to the test! This was a fantastic adventure. The scenery, […] . . . → Read More: Italy