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Hawaiian Dreams

Hawaiian Dreams

Woot! We just booked our hotel and flights for our 2nd honeymoon. A few years ago, we combined a friend’s wedding on the Big Island with a trip to Kauai and Oahu. During that trip, we got epic sunburns, saw turtles, jumped off of giant cliffs, dodged not one but TWO hurricanes, and visited the USS ARIZONA. It was amazing. However, this time around we are going to actually spend time on the Big Island. A lot of people talk…

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Summer Dreams

Summer Dreams

Unlike last year, this summer was cool, a bit rainy, and chock full of activities. This year, we managed to find this amazing fish at an antique shack on the Cape See Botticelli’s Venus Collect more shells that I might know what to do with Countless trips on the ferry to and from work Winning tons of tickets at the local arcade Kayaking a bunch of times throughout the state Hiking even more mountains and surviving 😉 Getting one of…

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A New Deal in Hyde Park

A New Deal in Hyde Park

We rarely have weekdays off together, so when they do happen like on Veteran’s Day, we try to make the most of them. This year, we went out to the Hudson River Valley to make a visit to the Home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Presidential Library. Usually it costs $18.00 per person to visit both of the buildings, but because of the holiday, there was no charge to get into the National Park Service site.  Getting both sites for…

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3 Tips for Surviving the Bright Angel Trail

3 Tips for Surviving the Bright Angel Trail

We were recently lucky enough to hike in the Grand Canyon, specifically Bright Angel Trail to Indian Garden. Now, while we did not go all the way down to Phantom Ranch, we did learn a few things about the trail that we will remember for our next trip. 1.  START EARLY! Man is it hot in Arizona in May! When we landed in Phoenix, it was predicted to be a high of 104 degrees Fahrenheit. For two New Englanders, this…

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2016 Adventures: Conquering the Canyon

2016 Adventures: Conquering the Canyon

One of the most fun and unique things that we are doing this year will be hiking the Grand Canyon with the Team in Training group for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. This will be my second trip to the Grand Canyon. I had the great luck of being required to go there for work training (really sad, I know! haha). Eric will be experiencing it the first time, which will be a treat to see. Since we are going with…

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2016 Plans: Conquering the Canyon

2016 Plans: Conquering the Canyon

Remember how one of our plans for 2016 was to do more hiking? It was partially inspired by wanting to feel and get healthier, but also because of an idea that I had years ago when my dad was first diagnosed with leukemia. Unable to bike ride for very long (and lacking a bike) and not really interested in doing a marathon, I found a different type of charity activity: hiking! First called “Hike for Discovery” and then a few…

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