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Posts Tagged With: uplug for the summer

Island Living

Last week, we enjoyed a big dose of Island life – not tropical, but wilderness. Being effectively cut off from all communication with the outside world for a week was a refreshing change. Adapting our daily routines to fit the scene – no electricity, limited fresh water – was a fun challenge. This vacation was … Continue reading »

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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 starting to get anxious to be back in the office.  I felt guilty about it. … Continue reading »

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Finding Your Family by Leaving the World Behind

In June of 2012, we took six weeks to unplug, disengage and travel with our middle school children.  On a road trip.  In a 19’ travel trailer.  You might ask how this plan came about.  We sure did.  I mean when we first came up with a harebrained idea like this, I did what any … Continue reading »

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Farewell Colorado… The Road Trip Continues

It’s our last night in Colorado after two weeks and I have to say, I’m really sad to go. There are a bunch of us pulling out tomorrow and there’s a sense of camaraderie among those of us who’ve been here all week. We chat in the laundry room, discuss routes to our next stops … Continue reading »

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Be a Part of Our Dream!

Come along on our road trip! This is a big dream – and we could use your help.  American Family Insurance is holding an "American Dream" contest, with cash prizes and mentoring (with Kathy Ireland!) going to the winners.  The catch is, winners are determined by popular vote, so we’re going to need a LOT … Continue reading »

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