Barcelona, Spain, 2011

Muskies in Spain We capped off our Spain trip with Barcelona, which included a reunion with two of my fellow Muskingum University Alumnus/XAN Sorority Sisters, Mandy and Kiersten. Mandy joined us from Ohio and Kiersten from London, where she was living at the time. It was their first time meeting Alex, and he humored our catching up on many years since we had been together … Continue reading Barcelona, Spain, 2011

Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

Our family has visited Acadia National Park (almost) every summer since 2014. Acadia National Park is on Mount Desert Island, which consists mostly of the Park and the town of Bar Harbor. It was originally home to the Wabanaki people before the large-scale arrival of Europeans in the 1600s. Sand Beach You haven’t tested your resilience until you’ve dipped your toes into the frigid water of … Continue reading Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

Okracoke Island for the Holidays

November & December, 2020 Ocracoke Island is at the southern tip of the Outer Banks of North Carolina and can only accessed by ferry. A Beach (Mostly) to Yourself In 2020, I set the lofty goal of walking 20.20 miles in one day by the end of the year. I accomplished my goal on Ocracoke Island, with a series of walks up the entire coast … Continue reading Okracoke Island for the Holidays

Epcot at Walt Disney World- Festivals

International Festival of the Arts International Festival of the Arts is held in the late winter months. They brought Broadway stars to the stage to perform songs from the stage productions.We spent a large portion of our time searching for Figment, cleverly hidden in famous works of art in each country. (There is a photo of him crossing the Delaware River in the slideshow.)Photopass was … Continue reading Epcot at Walt Disney World- Festivals

New Orleans, Louisiana USA

The French Quarter Don’t let Bourbon Street’s reputation (while well-earned after sunset) deter you from thinking the French Quarter can’t be a destination when you are traveling with kids.Family-friendly options abound. Because many of the tourists are awake until the late hours, getting up early gave us a nearly empty French Quarter. Alice loved shopping for masks, tipping her favorite street performers, and burning off … Continue reading New Orleans, Louisiana USA