Rome, Italy – Part IV of IV

Rome, Italy – Day 8: After getting settled into our Air BnB apartment, we headed out to grab a bite to eat and get started exploring the area near the Colosseum. We had scheduled a guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum for 4:00 pm. Our apartment was within walking distanceContinue reading “Rome, Italy – Part IV of IV”

Trail ride with the boys

So today, the adults took the young teenagers out on the trail with us to see how they would do. We headed out to Oak Openings Metropark in Swanton, just west of Toledo. The metropark & volunteers have been building trails for quite a few years and have built almost 12 miles of trails toContinue reading “Trail ride with the boys”

Venice, Italy Part II of IV

Day 4: Venice: Before we left the train station in Lausanne, we had to indulge ourselves in the delicious sweet pastries at the train station bakery. I had a couple of powdered sugar and jelly filled croissants while also purchasing some sandwiches and a baguette to munch on during the train ride to Venice. FirstContinue reading “Venice, Italy Part II of IV”

World Triathlon Championships -Lausanne, Switzerland – Part 1 of 4

I qualified for the World Triathlon Championships in Lausanne Switzerland help on August 31st, 2019 by placing in the top 20 of my age group at Nationals in Cleveland the previous summer. This earned me a spot on Team USA. I have known several local Team USA members who had competed for Team USA inContinue reading “World Triathlon Championships -Lausanne, Switzerland – Part 1 of 4”

New York City, Christmas Eve 2019

We have always wanted to visit New York City during the holidays and on a whim we decided to take the kids for a quick 2 day trip to see a midnight Christmas Eve service in downtown NYC. Of course we would hit as many stores and sights as we could, while walking roughly 10Continue reading “New York City, Christmas Eve 2019”

Kayak Trip down the muddy Maumee

Today was such a beautiful day here in Ohio. We decided that we wanted to head out for a sunrise paddle trip. We went upriver and around Girty’s Island and back for a total trip of about 4.5 miles. The fall colors were really beautiful along the south side of the river. The maples wereContinue reading “Kayak Trip down the muddy Maumee”

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