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The Northeast

    Two and one-half months into the road trip, we made it to the Northeast. Our pace was quick, but doable, up the east coast and we stayed for longer periods in Washington, D.C. and New York City. By the time we finished that leg of the trip,… Continue Reading…The Northeast


      New York City. There is just no other place like it. Here’s a little piece of trivia: On our first trip to NYC, Ryan took the FDNY firefighter test. One year before, the fire service in the city was devastated by the events of 9/11.… Continue Reading…NYC


        Our travels up the East Coast continued into Philadelphia. The city was such a pleasant surprise to me. It feels small, full of history with a gorgeous mix of old and new architecture.  But first … I mentioned in the D.C. post that my parents… Continue Reading…Philadelphia

        Washington, D.C.

          For months we were keeping a secret from the kids … My parents were flying in to Washington, D.C. to surprise the kids and spend a few days with us! They met us at our campground and when we pulled up, the kids literally sprinted… Continue Reading…Washington, D.C.


            We continued our journey up the East Coast from North Carolina into Virginia. The first stop was America’s Historic Triangle with three towns that are important to colonial America – Jamestown (the first English Settlement), Williamsburg (the capitol of Britians’s largest and richest colony) and… Continue Reading…Virginia


              As I mentioned a few posts back, we loved New Orleans. And Savannah was as wonderful as they come. But Charleston – with its Southern charm, deep history, lovely homes, overflowing window boxes and coastal location – it won us over BIG time. We started our… Continue Reading…Charleston

              Savannah, Georgia

                I was most excited to visit a couple of southern cities on our trip. Savannah was right up there at the top. Our original itinerary included a stop after St. Augustine in Naples, Florida. A few things fell through, the weather wasn’t looking great, the… Continue Reading…Savannah, Georgia