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Cannon Beach

We made it to Oregon and one of my most favorite places in the world, Cannon Beach, Oregon!

I’ve loved this place since Jason took me there while we were dating in the summer of ’92. It’s always cooler and it’s usually not as foggy as Seaside, but Haystack rock and the beach and waves make for an amazing picture. It can be quite windy at times so dress accordingly.

We stayed at Cannon Beach RV Resort which was very shady and quiet and rather hilly. It was very convenient and just a mile from the beach.

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South Dakota Madness

The drive from Iowa to Wall, South Dakota was long and boring peppered with billboards against the farmland. We left at 7:15 am CST and arrived at 6:30 pm MST.

Jason was a trooper with so much driving. He even stopped at a rest area to participate in a meeting for work. Once we set up camp he spent the rest of the day (night) working. The night before he was up past midnight to make up for the long travel days.

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Full Circle: Our Return to Ohio

OHIO!

We went back, full circle, to where our little family started. We moved to Columbus after marriage back in 1996.

Jason worked as a Design Engineer for Honda R&D and I worked for an architectural firm downtown.

Mr T was born in Westerville, OH and we got to drive through the town. It hasn’t changed much; it is still as cute as ever. The areas where we used to live have grown tremendously! It was hard to recognize the area. Our first house had been repainted and the cul-de-sac still looked nice but the rest of the neighborhood really went downhill. Such a shame.

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Normandy Farms Campground

Our stay in the Boston-area will be super short—only a day and a half—but we were fortunate enough to work out dinner plans with a college friend and his lovely wife the first evening we arrived.

During our trip down from Maine, we ran into some horrible storms that forced us to sit off the side of the road for 20 minutes or so before continuing. Along with some lunch and gas delays, we arrived a couple hours later than we had hoped.

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Whale Hide and Seek

We took a day trip from Maine down to Rye, New Hampshire to go on a whale watch. My friend from High School, Jen Kennedy, is now a Marine Biologist (which is so cool!) and she leads the whale watch tours on the Atlantic Queen II.

The weather on land was looking quite ominous, but out on the ocean it was quite calm with blue skies. I’m usually the first to end up with motion sickness, followed quickly by Mr. T, so when Michelle Burrell suggested accupressure bracelets I figured I’d give it a try. Jason declined the bracelets but took two ginger capsules. Mr. T, Mr. S and I took two ginger capsules and wore the bracelets. Divagirl only wore the bracelets. The results were interesting. Divagirl and I were fine the entire trip! Mr. T still felt nauseated after about 2 hours, and Mr. S, who never gets car sick, ended up taking Dramamine halfway through because he felt a little ill. Jason claims he felt fine, but he was right there napping with the boys on the way back to shore.