New Zealand Trip: Day Five

– Queenstown, New Zealand to Milford Sound – We didn’t have to pack all of our bags up this morning. We are staying in the same hotel tonight. I guess we usually stay in one place two nights at least once per trip, but it always feels weird not to be rushing out the door…

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New Zealand Trip: Day Four

– Greymouth, New Zealand to Queenstown, New Zealand – Today was another long and busy day. We didn’t make it into our hotel until 8:30 again, but at least this time we had already had our dinner. We really pack a lot of stuff into every vacation, I have to say. It isn’t a vacation…

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New Zealand Trip: Day Three

– Wellington, New Zealand to Greymouth, New Zealand – We survived the ferry. I guess that’s the most important thing to start with today. We didn’t have time to run, since the ferry left pretty early, but it was raining quite hard off and on, so it didn’t matter anyway. This morning we got up…

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New Zealand Trip: Day Two

– Taupo, New Zealand to Wellington, New Zealand – Today was much easier than yesterday. That first day after you get off of the plane is always the roughest. Mark, of course, has been here for a week, so he’s not having any trouble at all, but I’m still adjusting. We began our morning in…

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New Zealand Trip: Day One

– Denton, Texas to Hahei, New Zealand  to Taupo, New Zealand – You’ll have to bear with me, as this post will probably be a long one. I’m calling it day one, which I guess makes the marathon of travel that it took me to get to New Zealand counts as day zero. I don’t…

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Virginia Trip: Day Four

– Blacksburg, Virginia – Today was a pretty quiet day. I wish I could tell you Ripley and I had fantastic adventures while Mark was working all day, but we were somewhat boring for reasonable portions of the day. Our day started pretty early, since Mark needed to be ready to leave by 8:15am, so…

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Virginia Trip: Day Three

– Summersville, West Virginia to Blacksburg, Virginia – Today was quite a bit more fun than the last two. We spent most of the day playing around and driving slow, which is a nice change from just making miles. If you drive directly from Summersville to Blacksburg, it would only take a little over two…

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Virginia Trip: Day Two

– Nashville, Tennessee to Summersville, West Virginia – Another long day. We probably should’ve gotten up at 5, but that extra hour of sleep was so nice. I already miss that cavernous hotel room, too. I don’t think we needed any of the extra space at all, especially for just the three of us, but…

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Virginia Trip: Day One

– Denton, Texas to Nashville, Tennessee – It’s time for the last trip of the summer. This time, Mark, Ripley, and I are heading to Virginia and D.C. He has two work visits to make, one Tuesday and one Friday, and in between we have some small national parks to visit and maybe even the…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Twenty-Four

– Birmingham, Alabama to Denton, Texas – Well, the house is still here. The plants are still alive. The pool still looks inviting. And Ana turned our air conditioner back down to normal habitation temperatures, so all in all, it’s good to be home. Mark, Ripley, and I have another trip planned in just under…

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