A Year in Review 2014

This is always a fun one to share, the year in review.  Sort of gets crazy when you look at some of those numbers.

 

If there is something you are curious about feel free to ask and I will add it.

Countries Visited: Canada

States Visited: 34 plus Washington DC, lifetime total is still 49.

National Parks Visited: Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Shenandoah National Park.

Miles Driven: 50,000

Nights in a Hotel: 340, yup this was a long year.

Tours: Rohde & Schwarz Technology Tour, Con-Way Tailgating Tour, DIA Away and Animal Connection by The Smithsonian Institute.

Best Location: Venice Chalk Festival with Animal Connections

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Favorite New Place: Key West, we had been saving that stop up for a good three-day weekend and got lucky this year.  It is really worth going once.

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***This is part of a series of posts called “Travel Tuesday“, each covering topics unique to our lifestyle***

 

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A Year in Review 2013

While I took a few months off from writing, writing on this blog, we did not take off time from traveling.  This year was a wild one with more coast to coast jumping than we have done in years.  Trying to manage two different projects and keep up with school with a huge challenge.  I decided the best way to survive was to cut something, so this is what got eliminated.  I place to come back and begin writing again to share our crazy life again.  I like to start the New Year with a look back at what we did last years so below are some fun facts about what we did in 2013.  If there is something you are curious about feel free to ask and I will add it.

Countries Visited: New Zealand and Canada

States Visited: 35 states plus Washington DC.  We visited Hawaii this December leaving only Alaska for us to complete all 50.

Miles Driven: 65,000

Nights in a Hotel: 314

Tours: Rohde & Schwarz Technology Tour and Animal Connection by The Smithsonian Institute.

Best Location: Shedd Aquarium with Animal Connections

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Favorite New Place: The Queen Mary!!!! We have stayed here twice and I just love it.

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Coming This Week: August 11 – 17

Alright this is going to be one crazy week.  For starters we are in Detroit for the next couple of days tying up some loose ends on Rohde & Schwarz.  We will be flying to Newark for a show with the Smithsonian Animal Connections truck on Wednesday.  That one will be crazy, we are parking the truck right in front of the New York Stock Exchange.  After that show Josh is staying with the Smithsonian for another week, I will return to Detroit to finish the last minute items for the re-launch of Rohde & Schwarz.  That truck will head to the Chicago area for a series of shows.  Josh is staying with Smithsonian to for a series of shows in Newark.  He will then meet me in Chicago.

Yup, it’s going to be crazy.

Coming This Week: August 4 – 10

Another week in Chicago with the Smithsonian’s Animal Connections Tour. Next week we are stopping back in Detroit on our way to NYC.  Josh will be staying there while I come back to Chicago.

August 5-6​ McKinley Park​​​​​ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

August 8​ Jackson Park ​​​​​​10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
6401 S. Stony Island

August 9​ Ridge Park​​​​​​ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
9625 S. Longwood Dr.

Coming This Week: July 28 – August 4

This week we are in Chicago with the Smithsonian’s Animal Connections Tour. Please come see us and share this around.

July 27-28​ Welles Park​​​​​​ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

July 30​ ​Humboldt Park Boathouse​​​​ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1359 N. Sacramento

July 31​​ Humboldt Park Day Camp and Summer Dance​ 2 p.m..- 8 p.m.

August 2-3​ Amundson Park​​​​​ 2 p.m..- 8 p.m.
6200 Bloomingdale Ave.

August 5-6​ McKinley Park​​​​​ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

August 8​ Jackson Park ​​​​​​10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
6401 S. Stony Island

August 9​ Ridge Park​​​​​​ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
9625 S. Longwood Dr.

Coming This Week: July 21 – 27

This week we are in Chicago with the Smithsonian’s Animal Connections Tour.  Yeah, we are working on a tour that is about animals, it’s awesome!!!  Below that map you will find our schedule for the Chicago shows.  Please come see us and share this around.

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

Shedd Aquarium July 23 – 25

July 27-28​ Welles Park​​​​​​ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

July 30​ ​Humboldt Park Boathouse​​​​ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1359 N. Sacramento

July 31​​ Humboldt Park Day Camp and Summer Dance​ 2 p.m..- 8 p.m.

August 2​ Douglas Park​​​​​​ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1401 S. Sacramento

August 3​ Amundson Park​​​​​ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
6200 Bloomingdale Ave.

August 5-6​ Cornell Square​​​​​ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1809 W. 50th Ave.

August 8​ Jackson Park ​​​​​​10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
6401 S. Stony Island

August 9​ Ridge Park​​​​​​ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
9625 S. Longwood Dr.

A little highlight from last week was meeting the Chicago Blackhawks mascot, Tommy Hawk

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