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Month: July 2015

North Carolina Wild

North Carolina Wild

Solo Road Trip to Asheville, NC If you would have told me before I started this blog that someday I’d be driving solo through the mountains en route to North Carolina, I would have called you a liar for two reasons.  1.) Growing up in Small Town, IL with only rural roads did not turn me into a strong highway driver.  2.) Even now, after completing the drive (there and back again), it still seems like a daunting task.  Despite those…

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Preparing for a Solo Road Trip

Preparing for a Solo Road Trip

In a little less than a week, I’ll be in a rental car on my way to Asheville, North Carolina for my first solo road trip.  Here’s how I picture it: windows rolled down, sunglasses on, loud music on the radio, and me carefree and cruising confidently down I-65.  I don’t think I am actually capable of being that carefree, but I’m hoping to at least enjoy the ride.  While I am very excited that I am heading off on my…

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Life is Better on the Lake

Life is Better on the Lake

We go to Maiden Lake in Wisconsin every year for Independence Day, it’s a family tradition (as per my previous Lakewood, WI post).  This year, I drove up with my boyfriend straight from Chicago, which was a first.  We left at 6:30am on Friday, stopping for coffee first and then we were on our way.  It was an easy five hour jaunt up through Milwaukee, Green Bay and straight on to Lakewood.  We arrived just before noon and got ready…

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