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    On the Road Again

    The Coolest Man-Made Place on Earth

    Spring Break is officially finished and yesterday was back to business as usual — my husband went to work, our son went to school and I did our taxes. Sounds like fun, eh? I actually didn’t mind the shift back to real life, because our family adventure to St. Louis last week was a perfect three-day respite for the early spring blues. Our son had never been to the far side of the state, so St. Louis was a fun trip for our youngster (and a Mom and Dad who hadn’t been in many years). We had originally planned to visit this summer, but it seems like we are always in a dead sprint when…

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    On the Road Again

    Florida Vacation Full of Family Firsts

    We returned from our Florida family vacation last week; and while it’s so good to be home, I feel like I’ve been playing catch-up for the last several days. I sure do love to travel, but I always love to come home. I think it makes me appreciate what I have. . . and home is a good thing to have. My in-laws rented a house for the whole family smack dab in the middle of the state and we descended on the hapless retirement community in true crazy family fashion. We arrived in shifts with several days of overlap, so we had some good time together, but never quite toppled into the typical family…

  • On the Road Again

    Treasure Hunting at the Wide Spot in the Road

    I’m counting down the days until my annual trek to Sparks, Kansas (literally a wide spot in the road), for the latest installment of their fall antique and flea market. If you have been a reader for a while, you know what a fan I am of this shindig, and I’ve been attending for years now. The huge trash and treasure sale is being held September 3-6 this year along K-7 and 240th Road. Just head north from Hwy 36 and you can’t miss it. Sadly, my sister won’t be tagging along for this venture, but I’ve arranged a sleepover at grandma’s for my little one and I’ll still be hitting the road…