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“Budget” is Not a Bad Word

Want to start a fight?  Tell your wife that it’s time to go on a budget.  You can almost see the hackles start to rise.  It’s really too bad that “budget” has become such a negative word, because there’s a

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Road Trip Recap – WiFi Hotspot Woes

If you’re considering taking the internet with you on a road trip, do some research first.  You may be surprised to learn, for example, that T-Mobile just doesn’t cut it once you get west of the Mississippi River. Tracie and

Getting Back to Work After a Sabbatical

After spending six weeks on the road this summer while taking a sabbatical from my job, I was curious what it was going to feel like to go back to work. I’ll admit it, after about five weeks, I was

S’Mores Done Different

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, your kids come up with something new. We hit the road over Labor Day weekend, taking a trip to central Minnesota for a weekend of camping.  Unlike our summer-long trip to the land

Stars Around Devil’s Tower

Last night was our Devil’s Tower night.  We stayed at the Devil’s Tower KOA, which is literally just outside the gate to the park.  We ate dinner in the shadow of the Tower. The KOA shows “Close Encounters of the