Chippewa National Forest, MN

I had recently been talking to my cousin, Brandon, about Michigan. I distinctly recall him telling me to put Sleeping Bear Dunes on my to do list… which is not possible because he’s never been to Michigan. Oops – memory… Anyway, we got to catching up and talking about trees. He’s very interested in tree […]

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Out Collecting Our People

The Question Driving down an isolated stretch of Rt 2 in North Dakota Evie said from the back, “Mommy, why are we always leaving people behind?”  I could hear the sadness in her voice. Scott held his breath.   Heavy.  A lot rode on my answer.  Buckle up, Traci. It’s game time.   The Answer I began, “Oh Ev, I […]

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Life Update, Mid-August 2019

The Beginning Getting used to living in an RV has been far from seamless, but the kids are finally starting to develop a routine. From the routine, they are starting to feel normal. Normal comes just before safe and happy and, ultimately, relaxed. Can’t wait to get relaxed. They have consistently been asking when we […]

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Soudan Mine, Minnesota

We had an extra day in Duluth since the new shocks for the trailer had to be overnighted.  What to do with an unexpected 24 hours?  How about visit an old iron ore mine 2500+ ft underground? Soudan Mine was a great destination to eat some time in the most enjoyable educational way. Soudan Mine Soudan […]

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Exploring Duluth, MN

Lessons Learned Here’s a lesson I’ve learned while traveling: no matter how well you plan (or avoid planning) for a destination, the absolute best way to see a place, distilled down to its most authentic ingredients, is to get someone who lives there to take you.  Go local.  Always. That’s how we met Duluth. Scott […]

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