Big Sky Country

There are so many things I could write about our time in Montana, it has been an utterly enjoyable 4 days.  We have explored history at Little Bighorn,we were awed by the beauty on Going to the Sun Road,we hiked on trails at Herron Park,we cooled off in Whitefish and Foy Lakes,and we rafted the…

A few hours in Wyoming

We began preparing for our few hours in Wyoming a month ago.  I knew we would go to Devil’s Tower National Monument, so of course we watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind.  Cam was then very excited about the visit – but he was not interested in seeing any aliens! The tower did not…

Adventures in South Dakota

Our three days in South Dakota have been days of discovery, fun, and reunion.  First I need to say that the green colors of South Dakota were incredibly pleasing to my senses, my eyes have been happy since the morning we started driving west from Sioux Falls. The variety that is South Dakota was one…

Eating and Drinking along Wisconsin’s and Minnesota’s Back Roads

The search for local foods and drinks took us off of I-90 and onto the backroads. We traveled most of Wisconsin on wonderful backroads, as well as through the Minnesota bluffs before having to deal with the monotony and construction on I-90. First stop was Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac. They had some very…

Tour of Indiana

We got to see a lot of Indiana today, and I have to admit, we encountered a few surprises.  The first was when I needed gas, and I spotted a gas station that advertised “free dog park.”  Now that warranted a tank of gas.  Now, this wasn’t just a fenced in area with a token…

The Cross Country Adventure Begins – Maryland

Today was our first full day of travel, but it was a calm, fairly relaxing one.  We spent the day exploring western Maryland.  It was a hot, hot day, so we got an early start…exploring Monocacy National Battlefield.  If you don’t know what it was (which I did not, but Cam did), it was a…

Less than 3 weeks left and a taste of Delaware

I can’t believe that we leave Delaware in 20 days.  My son and I have been trying to soak up as much Delaware as we can over these last few weeks.  We saw Panic! at the Disco at Firefly, have been drinking in the quaint beauty and history that is Dover, tackled Go Ape, and…

New Beginnings

After 31 years in Delaware, we are moving to Portland, Oregon.  My husband has been there for over a year, so it is time to get my two guys back together. But before we start our new lives there, it is time for a cross-country adventure with my boy and my dog! Layered on top…

Andrea’s Blog – Phase 2

Wow, it has really been a long time since I wrote a new post! First, I took time off to focus on writing my Persian cookbook. The book is mostly written, and I have been trying to get it in front of publishers. Not an easy task. I think I need to regroup and figure…