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Key West Day 2!

Breakfast, train touristy tour, Southernmost point, Hemingway house, Key West Lighthouse and key lime pie.

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Key West Day 1

Snorkeling the Great Florida Reef – third largest in the world. We saw turtles, barracudas, jellyfish, coral, and lots of bright colored sea fans and fish.

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January 20, 2023

Marc and Jeni Viglio, Hemingway house, Key West, Florida.

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IU vs Wisconsin Basketball Game

Andy and Matty sitting courtside at the basketball game. Hoosiers won!

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Andy and Matty off to Indianapolis

Fun weekend away for Andy and Matty as they head to Indy to go to a Pacers game tonight and an IU game tomorrow.

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4th of July Weekend in Washington D.C.


This year, with the kids crazy summer schedules, we weren’t able to take a long summer trip, so we thought it would be fun to spend the 4th of July in D.C. celebrating at our nation’s capital.

Knowing how crowded the city can be for the fireworks, we stayed at a Hilton property close to the National Mall, so we wouldn’t have to walk to far afterward. Of course it’s located right behind the International Spy Museum and my oldest son was beside himself happy LOL. We packed in and saw as much as we could, even with long lines and crazy hot temperatures. We checked off a bucket list city, and I love our memories.

Here’s what we did:

  • We walked a lot.
  • In all major cities we buy tickets for Big Bus and ride around to see the sights. It gives us a good idea of the layout of the city along with interesting facts.
  • Listened to president Trump’s speech from the Lincoln Memorial, while watching the military planes fly over.
  • Celebrated the 4th of July fireworks on the National Mall.
  • We ate some amazing food from Momofuku, Old Ebbitt Grill, outside cafe at the Willard hotel, and down on the wharf.
  • We went to the Spy Museum, the Air & Space Museum, and the National Archives Museum to see the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
  • We rode the night tour and saw the Jefferson Memorial, MLK Memorial, Roosevelt Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, and the Iwo Jima Memorial.
  • We rode little scooters all around the National Mall to visit some of sights: Washington Monument, Capital building, White house, Lincoln Memorial.
  • And we completed our trip with a baseball game with the Washington Nationals.

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Bainbridge Island and The Great Wheel

Day two in Seattle…

Today, we took the ferry to Bainbridge Island where we walked around, snacked, and tasted wine. Afterward, we went to Pike’s Brewery and then The Great Wheel. For dinner we ate at Aqua on the water.

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Seattle Here We Come!

It’s day one of our summer 2018 family trip!!! Today, we flew to Seattle and explored the Space Needle and Pike’s Market Place. We’re staying at the Edgewater and today is just gorgeous!!!

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And Away We Go…

Today we are headed home from an amazing trip. It’s going to be a long day… but so worth it.


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Cody – Buffalo Bill Museum and the Rodeo

Day 7! Today, we head out of Yellowstone and off to Cody, Wyoming.

Woo Hoo! On our way out, going toward the east entrance of the park, we FINALLY see a bear. And not just one bear, but TWO! Those were some pretty brown grizzlies next to the road.

Once we reached Cody, we stopped for some lunch at Millstone Pizza Company and Brewery. Andy and I tasted their flight, while the boys played in the arcade downstairs. Afterward we headed to the Buffalo Bill Museum. This museum was amazing. Whereas Matty liked it for about 30 minutes, Davy and I wandered through for about two hours.

We checked into the Best Western, let the boys swim, and then we headed off to Wyoming’s Rib and Chop house for a few steaks before making our way to the rodeo. Nothing says 4th of July weekend like a good old western rodeo with fireworks LOL. We stayed for about half of the show, the boys were exhausted. We missed the bulls, but we got to watch the bucking broncos.



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