Traveling with Children

Please enjoy the article we wrote for Parent Soup. We were hired for a short stint as travel consultants. One element of that position involved an online chat session which for the time (1998 — Google was born that year) was pretty progressive… Pictured:...

Roads to Adventure

We wrote the following article for Road to Adventure magazine… A solitary motorhome winds its way up and down steep hills and around sharp curves as it makes its way toward green, flat land. The sun goes down in red and orange flames behind rugged peaks as five...

Oct-Dec 1996, The First 10 Weeks

Like the highway lines rolling rhythmically under our wheels, the past 10 weeks since we left Boyne City for our nine-month trip around the country have sped by. At times, people, places and images blur like the passing scenery out our windows. As we headed east to...

Cleveland, The Template

Cleveland was the first major stop of our journey and we made the most of it, visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Natural History Museum and the Great Lakes Science Center. After our rocky departure from Flint, we discovered in Cleveland that our...

Fast Forward, October 1997

Our family returned to Michigan in June 1997, settled into our home in Boyne City, Michigan, and proceeded to reopen the Yogurt Shoppe for the summer season to generate some income. School placement, long-term employment and relocation were all being considered as we...

Goodbye to Boyne

Betsy’s “goodbye” to Boyne as published in The Citizen, September 1996 Acorns scattered on the ground and cool, misty Northern Michigan air welcomed me to fall one recent morning while I hiked at Avalanche Preserve. I knew that soon squirrels and other creatures would...