#OTR50 Day 171: 940 Plus 1

Right this moment it is Thursday night, my last evening on the Vermont vacation with the eldest. We had a very chill day where we didn’t get in the car once. We “wiked” the mountainside trails that start within view of our room between meals. This time taking the more rocky paths but also staying […]

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#OTR50 Day 168: Holiday Coffee & Waffles

I am the kind of Mom that packs what we need to make homemade waffles and enjoy an oversized cup of coffee in our PJs while on vacation. Plus, seeing as this vacation kitchen has far more counter space and shinier appliances than ours at home, it didn’t feel arduous in the slightest. That’s enough […]

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#OTR50 Day 166: Roadtrip Planning

I’m headed on a mini-getaway tomorrow. Just me and my eldest child. . . the college kid. Quality one on one time in Vermont. This was originally planned months and months ago. 10 to be exact. We have time share points and I’ve been trying to get us back into this property ever since we […]

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#OTR50 Day 164: September Looming

It is only Thursday night and the week already feels incredibly long. . .  I took a moment to breathe deep and recognized that it isn’t that the weekend *feels* long, it’s that it has been long! It’s been a days of early morning meetings with the middle east and late night calls with the […]

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#OTR50 Day 132: When the Kids Agree

A few days ago, a miraculous thing happened over breakfast. . . the two kids with us on this summer holidays trip agreed on an adventure for today. It was not the vacation day I had planned for us at all. It required far more out of me that the relaxing day I had planned […]

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#OTR50 Day 121: Dublin and The Luka State – Minus 2 & Counting

For the past several years, we’ve rotated which of the kids gets to pick our summer vacation destination with a host of caveats to ensure we could make it happen. For instance, with three kids in tow the range needed to be drivable to make it affordable. The kids didn’t ever get to choose specific […]

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#OTR50 Day 120: Stop and Play the Games

Yesterday, I spent the day at a gaming convention with my kid who plays all the geeky games of my youth and many, many more than I ever played. This is a convention I’ve been going to on and off for some 20+ years. It’s still run by the same core team of gamers. I […]

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