New Jersey Trip: Day Nine

– Birmingham, Alabama to Denton, Texas – Today was a major driving day, obviously, with it being the last day of the trip. Last night, we packed up everything but today’s clothes and our toiletries and prepared to run out the door as quickly as we could this morning. With that in mind, we got up…

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New Jersey Trip: Day Eight

– Durham, North Carolina to Birmingham, Alabama – So many welcome centers today. I think I’ve included a picture of all of them, but I can’t swear to that. Mark will probably tell me after he’s read this if I missed any. It seems like welcome centers are more popular in the south, for whatever reason….

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New Jersey Trip: Day Seven

– Ocean City, Maryland to Durham, North Carolina – Today was not Ripley’s day. Don’t worry, she didn’t get hurt or anything, she just wasn’t popular with certain locations. I was a little disappointed with today, myself. We got up at 5am today because we were meeting with one of Mark’s friends in North Carolina…

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New Jersey Trip: Day Six

– Newark, New Jersey to Ocean City, Maryland – Ripley and I had an adventure in the hotel room this morning. I suppose adventure might be a strong word, but it was still very briefly exciting. Mark missed out, since he had the last portion of his meeting at Rutgers this morning. He left around…

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New Jersey Trip: Day Five

– Warwick, Rhode Island to Newark, New Jersey – Today might be a bit picture-heavy and a little light on the words, so I hope you’ll forgive me. We didn’t get too much done today, since Mark had a meeting this afternoon, so the only interesting part of the day was really this evening. We started…

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New Jersey Trip: Day Four

– Burlington, Vermont to Warwick, Rhode Island – We had a short day today, since we planned to spend most of it with Mark’s brother’s family in Boston. That means I’ll probably keep this post picture-heavy and light on the words, since not much happened, other than adorable baby antics. Our alarm went off at…

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New Jersey Trip: Day Three

– Buffalo, New York to Burlington, Vermont – Ripley and I have a new state today! Neither one of us has been to Vermont before. Mark has, of course, but he did all of the lower 48 in one year, so he’s hard to compare to. We spent most of our day in New York,…

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New Jersey Trip: Day Two

– Indianapolis, Indiana to Buffalo, New York – We tried to get up at 6am today. We really did. The alarm went off and everything. Unfortunately, since we were operating on a couple of nights of short sleep, we decided, after turning on the light and looking around, that it would be much better to…

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New Jersey Trip: Day One

– Beggs, Oklahoma to Indianapolis, Indiana – Mark has a workshop in New Jersey next week, and about 2 months ago, he decided that he would prefer not to go alone, so Ripley and I agreed to tag along. Ripley didn’t have much choice in the matter, I suppose, but she is usually game for any…

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Smoky Mountains Trip: Day Five

– Nashville, Tennessee to Denton, Texas – My poor baby. Today was a sad day for Ripley. We got up at 6am and went for a run at Nashville’s Shelby Bottoms Greenway. The park is phenomenal. It was a truly great run, and we all had a blast. Well, maybe not Mark, but he made…

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