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Home again. We arrived in Houston fully planning to briefly visit our friends at the final going away party of the year of going away parties. Just an hour or two we said, since there was so much to do in preparation for our big trip. Well, my friends are bad influences and I’m susceptible… Continue reading Houston

Camping · Friends · Travel · U.S.

Lake Ouachita, Arkansas

Camping is always more fun with friends: the adults can share cooking responsibilities, there’s more people to wash dishes, and the kids aren’t wandering around complaining about being bored.  We are lucky enough to have friends that will drive eight hours with whiny, screaming kids just to enjoy our company for a couple more days.… Continue reading Lake Ouachita, Arkansas

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St. Louis

Our second to last stop in the U.S. was in St. Louis to visit our good friends that moved there earlier this summer.  We were thrilled to have the opportunity to see them and tour the city. We stayed there four nights and three days. This gave us the opportunity to slow down and feel… Continue reading St. Louis

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We survived Chicago! We weren’t shot or mugged and we didn’t lose any kids, so it was definitely a success. Everyone was right. Chicago is Expensive. Even the gas was $.60 more than the surrounding areas. We stayed in an Airbnb apartment near Chinatown. It was in a good location, it felt pretty safe, had free… Continue reading Chicago

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Rocky Gap

We camped for two days at a state park in western Maryland. Our campground was in the hills next to a clear lake. It was nice being out of the hustle and bustle of the big cities for awhile. Midweek in September is a great time to camp, not only is the weather fantastic, but… Continue reading Rocky Gap

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It’s been an exhausting week! We have been going nonstop since we left Maryland. Saturday we drove to Philadelphia where the highlight of Israel’s day was eating a cheesesteak at Pat’s in South Philly.  It was featured on Man vs. Food and is supposedly the home of the original philly cheesesteak. After filling our tanks… Continue reading Pennsylvania