Category: Getting Ready

  • Bye Marion!

    This afternoon our cat Marion went to “camp” at our friend, Susan O.’s house. She seemed willing to explore her new setting and she will be loved and cared for. Thank you so much, Susan. Have fun being spoiled Marion. That means our house is now pet-free and plant free (on our back porch for […]

  • We’re talking hours now…

    33 hours ’til blast off. You know it’s getting close when you are talking in hours. Just the pesky matter of Emma’s team winning the Arlington Town Softball Major League Championship before we go. Decisive game #3 tomorrow (Friday) at 5:30 p.m. Go Cardinals!

  • 3 More Days!

    I’m so excited! Only 3 more days until the trip! We have packed clothes, cooking supplies, and some of the camping gear. We’ll pack some more tomorrow, and I hope we get it done by Saturday!

  • Bye Bobbi!

    Our caring and snake-loving friends, Janet and David, just came this morning to collect Bobbi. Bobbi is our 4-ft. ball python who will be vacationing in scenic Quincy. Have fun Bobbi, we’ll miss you. Thanks for snake-sitting, Janet and David!

  • Power to the Router!

    One problem with the Honda Odyssey is that when you kill the ignition, power to the “power outlets” goes off as well. Wanting to provide internet access with the car off meant doing a little work, so I’ve built an “Automotive UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply).” Now, I can’t take much credit for this “invention” — […]

  • School’s out

    We must be getting closer to the start date, because now it is officially summer vacation. School officially ended at 12:30 p.m. today. So now, either We will get lots more packing done, or I will be very distracted and get less done!

  • Countdown Continues!

    Only 6 days remaining until blast-off! We hope you use this site to follow along on our adventures! Any good camping or packing tips, feel free to leave them in the comments section!!

  • Welcome

    18 days until we begin our trek.