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Day 8: Winnemucca, NV – Sacramento, CA

Finally touched California soil today! Photo Credit: Gypsy Journal. Click on the image to go to the blog. Winnemucca is such a small town that there really is nothing to do. The lady at the […]

Day 7: Salt Lake City, Utah – Winnemucca, Nevada

We had another slightly restless night last night but then we all slept in. By the time J woke us up it was 7:30 am, Mountain Time. After freshening up, we stepped downstairs to have […]

Day 6: Rock Springs, WY – Salt Lake City, Utah

Our hotel in Rock Springs, ‘My Place’, was a bare bones brand new hotel that believed in reserving “frivolous” amenities like free breakfast in favor of kitchenettes in every room with which we were fine. […]

Day 5  – Casper, WY – Rock Springs, WY and Independence Trail

We had complimentary breakfast at the Hilton and it was a good spread that included made to order pancakes, omelettes, eggs, bacon, and sausages. Since J was very hungry, before I fed him anything else, […]

Day 4 – Rapid City, SD – Casper, WY and Mt. Rushmore

I have never been to South Dakota or Wyoming. Even with work conferences taking me to different places, these two states (and a bunch of others) never seem to be on academic associations’ conferences places […]

Day 3  – Sioux Falls, SD – Rapid City, SD And our first Airbnb

After a very restless night with J being up and awake quite a bit, we were able to sleep in a little and got to breakfast at 7:30 am. It’s amazing how our definition of […]

Day 2 – Sparta, WI – Sioux Falls, SD

We left Sparta by 10:00 a.m. after a decent breakfast at the Best Western Trail Lodge. J ate his first bit of a waffle and did not like it. I liked that he did not […]

GSR – Day 1 – Sparta, WI

After being woken up at 6:30 a.m. by our human alarm clock – J, we were up and about, ready to eat breakfast even before the place across the street, Little Branch Cafe, opened. As […]

Don’t sweat the stuff…it’s only stuff

So the movers came today and moved our gazillion boxes, pieces of furniture, bicycles, and tires. After getting quotes from the three big moving companies – , we decided to go with Mayflower. The men […]

‘The Great Summer Roadtrip’ is less than a week away

We are less than a week away from embarking on ‘The Great Summer Roadtrip’ of our lifetime and immediate future. Our movers are coming in on Tuesday and all our stuff will be packed away […]

Toddler J (TJ) personality on the upswing

My little TJ is all over the place these days in terms of exploration. After all, with a nearly two weeks visit to Canada where we stayed at three different places and did an entire […]

Transatlantic travel with a baby

(First draft written in December 2014) Baby J and I returned from our first transatlantic journey together. On our way to India, Aaron, J and I flew Emirates and did a three nights layover in […]

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