Update on our stay, facial hair, and a television appearance

 

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Because this is primarily my online journal and at some point I’ll have fun looking through it in the future, I thought I’d give an update on a few things that I’ve been able to cross off on my Bucket List.

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Are you ready for some football?

ESPN_NFL_MNFOn Monday I got to knock-off another item on my Bucket List.  A couple of weeks ago a buddy called and said he miraculously got tickets to the Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears and asked if I wanted to go.

Now, having grown up in Minnesota and rooting for the division rival Vikings, 10 years ago I would have told him to blow it out his ear and wished a rash epidemic across the entire stadium.  Growing up, the Packers and the Bears represented nothing but bitter rivals to my home team.

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2013 Epic Summer Road Trip

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Since our boys have been old enough to have a summer vacation, we’ve been taking road trips to different areas of the U.S.  Even in this expansive country, we’ve found that two weeks is a pretty good amount of time to see some awesome things.  Being located in the middle of the country with access to cheap fuel certainly helps too.

In 2011, we did a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on our way to a family reunion in North Carolina.  After which we looped back home via the eastern seaboard.

Our 2012 excursion included Niagara Falls, upstate New York, the Finger Lakes as well as Toronto and a provincial park in Ontario, Canada.

For this year’s trip, we headed west.

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