#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 169: Nature Walks & Naps

Today was day three of the Max & Me holiday getaway. We spent the majority of the day out and about in the Vermont woods or back at the room resting between excursions. Six years ago, we visited this same area and during that trip we did two outdoor activities that have been repeated across […]

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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 143: Me & My First Tattoo

Did I want one because it was verboten? Because I knew I was different and wanted to rebel against the norm? Or was it for a more personal and complicated reason? […]

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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 126: We Made It!

I conquered my worries about left-sided driving. Dublin arrows on streets made it easy. . . Although I do believe I had heart palpations at every right turn […]

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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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