Guatemala, 2019

February 16th -February 23rd we visited Lake Atitlan, and Antigua Guatemala. When people ask me How was it, my best answer is Interesting. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. I guess it was not our traditional vacation experience, but it was a very good experience, none the less. We arrived in Panajachel…

Ambergris Caye, Belize 2018

Relaxing Belize!  We could have done some exploring on the mainland, but we opted instead to stay on the island of Ambergris Caye for our entire stay. February is usually when we are wiped out from the cold and day to day life, so we are ready for a warm, do nothing vacation. I found…

Colorado 2016

One week vacation in Colorado 8/31-9/7, and it could not have been more beautiful. We arrived in Boulder late on Wednesday night, and after a brief issue with our room, we grabbed a bite to eat and got settled in. Our friends Bridgette and Brian came out early the next morning (September 1st) and we…

Charleston South Carolina 2016

We picked Memorial Day weekend to visit Charleston South Carolina, and despite the weather, it was a perfect way to spend Memorial Day. TSA at Chicago O’Hare has been totally messed up so we arrived at the airport at 4:00 am for our 7:00 am flight (desperate for coffee). We flew into Myrtle Beach on Spirt…

Turks and Caicos 2016

My family has had a rough time the last 5 months. My mother has been in critical care since October 2015, and until recently on ventilator support. The last few weeks she has shown some incredible improvement, enough where we felt comfortable going on this vacation which we had planned last September. With all the…

Portugal, Spain and Italy 2015

This trip was Chris and Frank’s bucket list birthday trip.  Since they both hit 60 this year, they got to pick our trip location and then Ginny and I made all the plans. Spain has definitely been on my bucket list too, so I was thrilled to select some additional options for our itinerary. This…

Cabo San Lucas 2010

Cabo San Lucas 2010 We stayed at an all inclusive resort at Los Cabos, about 5 days, I don’t even remember which one, they all seem to blur into each other. Our location was away from most of the spring break crowd in the main town of Cabo, so the setting was much calmer that…

Italy and Mediterranean cruise 2011

One of our longer trips in 2011 was a visit to Bari and a Mediterranean cruise going to Italy, Croatia and Greece. My parents has always wanted to visit Greece and I thought a cruise would be a good way to get them out on a trip without the added stress of planning and organizing…

Puerto Rico 2011

September 2011, Chris and I decided we needed to get away and chill (somewhere warm). We had no desire to return to Mexico, so we searched for something with a direct flight out of Chicago and short travel time since we only had about 5 days to spare. We decided on Puerto Rico! We have…

Florida 2014

We decided to skip Christmas this year.  This decision was made early January 2014 as our frozen pipes burst in the house causing massive water damage to all 3 levels of my home. This was, of course, immediately after spending the entire week prepping, cooking and hosting 30 people for our annual Christmas Eve 7…