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


Coming This Week: July 7- 13

After a very relaxing week at home with the family it is time to get back on the road.  All of July will see us in the Midwest, mostly Ohio and Illinois.  There is a big surprise coming at the end of this month but you will have to wait.  This week we will be in Chicago and Dayton, OH.  Next week will be in Indianapolis.  See the calendar for more info.

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

We spent a lovely 4th in Dubuque, enjoying fireworks and an air show.  We ran into the Dubuque Bomb Squad Roller Derby Team.

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Coming This Week: June 23 – 29

Today we say a sad goodbye to the West.  We have been out here since launching in January.  Josh and I are both very fond of the wild west and feel a like leaving home.  I think this is partially because we don’t know when we will make it back out here.  

The mountains are calling and I must go.

Fly Fishing

This week will see us to St. Louis and then a quick hop up to Cedar Rapids.  We will have time both Wednesday and Thursday evening to have dinner with anyone who is interested.  Next is a down week, we are planning to spend it at home but also might take a trip up north.  

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

Coming This Week: June 9 – 15

Our vacation is soon coming to an end and back to work we go.  Denver is first on the list, actually the next three weeks will find us in the Colorado region.  Making stops from Boulder to Colorado Springs.  There might even be a few visits with some of our little furry friends.

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps


Just loved this sweet little flower that grew next to our campsite in Utah a few weeks ago

Just loved this sweet little flower that grew next to our campsite in Utah a few weeks ago


Coming This Week: June 2 – 8

Ahhh!!! A lovely week off from work at home. I am already enjoying the space of being away from the truck. However it’s not a hotel free week, we spent Saturday night at the fabulous Kirkwood Hotel in Cedar Rapids. We were surrounded by family to celebrate the wedding of Josh’s cousin Angela to her beau Chris. It was wonderful to be a part of their perfect day. Congratulations you two!!!

The rest of the week will be relaxation and more family!!!


Aren’t they just so handsome!!!

Coming This Week: May 26 – June 1

Salt Lake City greeted us with cool temps and crazy winds, but hey I have plenty of tent stakes.  One of the perks this tour brings is that we don’t work on holidays and we take full advantage of that.  Utah has some majestic views to found from the miles of trails available.  Unfortunately I didn’t plan well and we weren’t; able to visit a National Park (although we have been to Canyonlands and Arches already).  That really isn’t a big deal since Utah has wonderful State Parks too.  While Josh gets in a little fishing Pippi and I will hit the trails and hopefully find a few things to photograph.  We had a short visit with Anita and her wonderful boys, Jake and Albert; she always inspires me to get my face behind that camera.

We will finish up the week with shows in the SLC area before heading home for a week’s vacation.  A much-needed trip to see family.

I updated our calendar page to as far out as I know the travel schedule.