February 17, 2006

Chicago - Clean Up You Bums

Today was the day to remove the backpacker look. We’ve been looking forward to this for a while. We both treated ourselves to a day at the spa. We both got haircuts, facials and ... continue reading

February 18, 2006

Chicago - Our Big Night Out

Tina, Dena and Becca spent had a girls day today shopping and going out to lunch while Erin and I sat around the house watching movies and catching up some more. Later in the night... continue reading

February 19, 2006

Chicago to Ames - Home Sweet Home

After the long night out we woke up later than anticipated, but we still got on the road a little after noon for the 5 ½ hour drive to Ames. Somehow I was elected to drive while T... continue reading

February 20, 2006

Ames - Welcome back to the harsh reality

The first couple of weeks back we went into hermit mode. There were a couple reasons why. First and foremost we were still planning on surprising Craig's mom for her birthday part... continue reading

March 4, 2006

Waterloo - Surprise Mom

While in Morocco we started planning a surprise 55th birthday party for my mom. The planning continued throughout our trip. I made calls back to the States from Spain and had the h... continue reading

March 5, 2006

Waterloo & Ames - Post trip blues

Remember the Backpacker Blues Craig sang when I had holes in every article of clothing I was wearing?? Well that just scratches the surface compared to how we are feeling now that... continue reading

May 18, 2006

Ames to Greensboro - Moving On

With the acceptance of my job and our trip to Mexico we didn’t have much time to visit the people we wanted to while in Iowa. We had hoped to make a trip out to Denver to see ou... continue reading