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Taupo NZ – Adventure Day 2

We woke up in a normal temperature RV! It wasn’t overly warm but we weren’t freezing. Yay for small victories. We took our time over breakfast and then went next door to the AC Baths. It’s a pool complex with a large outdoor pool, 2 toddler areas, 2 lane pools, an indoor learn to swim […]

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Taupo NZ – Adventure Day 1

So last night with no heat. I slept in my fleece and a down vest and was fine. Perhaps this was aided by my cold meds. The kids had three or four blankets piled on, and we’re fine. Poor Ty was loaded up with fleece, a beanie, and his coat with the hood up but […]

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Waitomo NZ – Adventure Day

So we found out last night that our battery wasn’t fully charged for the heater. 😱 It was a frosty night! Also unless our RV is plugged in the outlets and the microwave don’t work. It’s a learning curve for sure! We woke up seeing our breathe in the camper. So Ty started up the […]

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Anchorage to New Zealand – Travel Days

Thursday night/Friday morning we woke the kids up for our flight at 1:30am. We’re big believers in letting the kids get whatever sleep they can at home before a late flight. They will still sleep on the plane. The flight that started this adventure was a $400 from Seattle to Auckland. So he then found […]

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Alaska to Hawaii for the Weekend – Our Last Day

We woke up early like usual. Had a bit of bagels and fruit in our room. Packed up a bit and headed to the beach to meet our Colorado friends. They had brought an inflatable SUP board along with full face snorkel masks. The SUP and the full face snorkel were awesome! I’m not a […]

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Alaska to Hawaii for the weekend?

So when you think that the flight from Anchorage to Honolulu is just over 6 hours, plus the extra hour or two you get to the airport prior to a flight, plus the check in, baggage pick up, and taxi times that’s another two hours. We left Thursday afternoon and returned early Monday morning. That […]

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Baltimore Maryland Spring Break ‘18 Part 2

So we left Honolulu in the evening and flew to Seattle. Hung out in the Alaska lounge, eating breakfast for a while. Then boarded our plane for Baltimore. After another wonderfully uneventful flight we landed in Baltimore. They were way past 20 minutes on our luggage so Ty was thrilled. We requested our 2,500 miles […]

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Waikiki, Hawaii Spring Break ‘18 Part 1

We decided to start R’s spring break a day early. I grabbed her out of school about ten minutes early on Wednesday and we zipped right to the airport. A direct flight from Anchorage to Honolulu, with a tailwind that shaved an hour off our flight time! Ty and R got upgraded which was lovely […]

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Boston Adventures & Travel to Anchorage Day

We had a lazy morning with breakfast at the hotel. Ty took the kids to the pool while I caught a nap. Needed one after my terrible night of sleep. By the time I came down the boys we’re done but R had made some friends and stayed in the pool playing for a while […]

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Boston Adventures – Day 1

The kids amazingly slept in till 9! We had a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before we called Uber and headed to the Museum of Science. Ty researched things to do in Boston before our trip and since we’ve done most of the tourist activities this sounded perfect for us. There was so much to […]

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