Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park

We knew that this was a water park and intended to canoe into it and spend at least one overnight on an island. But alas, our island lust lessened over the course of the prior week on Isle Royale so we decided to just take on the visitor centers and some short hikes....
Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park

  Let’s start with what the plan is – We left Texas headed to Chicago to visit with a whole lotta relatives who were gathered there for the Fourth of July. We spent a week with them and then jumped a plane to Boston to visit with Bryan and Katelyn on our way to...
Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

We toured the east coast parks in the winter and left off Acadia due to its location. We knew we would get up to Boston to check in on Bryan, Katelyn and the grand pigs at which time we would head up to Acadia. Well with Tex tucked in nicely in Chicago we headed to...
Back in the United States!

Back in the United States!

We enjoyed little R&R in Austin before hooking Tex up and heading up to Chicago to spend the Fourth of July with relatives. We were able to park Tex next to our brother’s house and spend some time with our son Chris who brought along his amazing girl, Ellie....
Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como, Italy

So, to complete our European tour we left Switzerland by train and headed to Lake Como, Italy. Lake Como has been a favorite retreat for many of the elite class dating back to the Roman times. Today George Clooney, Richard Branson, Madonna, Sylvester Stallone all have...
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald, Switzerland

We left Innsbruck early because we knew we were going to have to catch four different trains to make it to Grindelwald before nightfall. Our trip entailed a seven-hour journey culminating with a meeting with the people renting us a chalet in the Swiss Alps. Travel by...
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck, Austria

Reluctantly we decided that a visit to Vienna would take up more time than we realistically had to do the city justice. Instead we found Innsbruck just a short train ride from Salzburg and on the way to Switzerland! Arriving with no set plans we inquired at the train...
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

Our three-month stint in Europe quickly morphed into a sole month remaining on the calendar. Much as we liked to fly by the seat of our pants, we came to the realization that planning would be key to fitting in some not to miss sights on our wish list. At the...
Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany

Leaving the rental car at the Madrid airport, and working out our itinerary on the fly, we hopped a plane to Germany! Traveling with an open plan is a daunting yet freeing experience and we are so glad to have had the time and energy to go down this path. We arrived...
Madrid

Madrid

Eager to dispose of the car, we made our made North to Madrid. We had met two Spaniards traveling together on the Camino, both of them named Juan, and from that point on they were known as “Juan y Juan” and wherever we found ourselves at the same alburgue for the...