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***

 

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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Coming This Week: July 14 – 20

My frustration levels over trying to manage this blog and work and school have come to a head.  I love my job and I love this blog (I only like school).  Since I’m not willing to give up on any of these things a new balance must be found.  I am frustrated that at most I get two posts up a week.  So in an effort to share our travels and still find time to sleep and eat I will best posting shorts more photo based posts.

Coming this week:  We are spending the early part of this week in Indianapolis training to take out a very short but very important tour.  We will be bringing the Animal Connections to the Chicago area the last two weeks of July.  Animal connections is sponsored by the American Veterinary Medicine Association in partnership with the Smithsonian.  So yeah, my new client is the Smithsonian!!!!!  And the tour is about animals.  Yeah I know right!!  This just a short tour and we will return to our primary clients,  Rohde & Schwarz, in August.  I will be sharing more details as I’m able.

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps