Archive for July, 2014


Dragging Kids above the Treeline

Where: Hoosier Pass Who: The Whole Clan plus Pawpaw When: July 10, 2014 In my Boy Scout days, hiking miles through the wilderness with 50 pounds on my back was no big deal. Fast-forward 25 years and put me at 12,000 feet above sea level, and it’s a different story. We knew we’d have to […]

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Relaxing at 9.600 Feet

Where: Breckenridge, CO Who: The Whole Clan plus Mimi and PawPaw When: July 7-12, 2014 I never thought I’d get chilly in July, but Summit County, Colorado, opened up new possibilities for me. Thanks to the “bonus points” we got when we bought into Hilton’s timeshare network last year, we were able to spend five […]

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The Garden of the Gods

Where: Colorado Spring, CO Who: The Whole Clan plus Mimi and Pawpaw When: July 7, 2014 Pike’s Peak is pretty stunning, whether you’re first catching sight of it as you drive toward Colorado Springs from Limon, CO, or drinking it in from the balcony of the Garden of the Gods state park. We got to […]

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Road-Trip Surprise: Fort Hays

Where: Fort Hays (Hays, KS) Who: The Whole Clan plus Mimi and Pawpaw When: July 6, 2014 Unless you are a boring person who’s not interested in much of anything, there’s almost always something worthwhile to see no matter where you happen to stop during your travels. Our stumbling upon an historic sight in Hays, […]

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Son #2 Goes to Camp (Part 1)

Where: WEBELOS camp at Camp Hobbs Who: Son #2 When: June 12-15, 2014   Today I am going to talk about my Webelos camp. I came to Camp Hobbs on 6/12/2014, around 6:00, and then I had to take a swimming test. I got the color white, which means “learner,” which is the lowest rank […]

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WARNING: Standup Comics Scare Babies

Where: King’s Castle Theater; Wyndham Branson at the Meadows Who: Jason, Vickie, Son #6 When: July 2, 2014 July 2 was a busy day for us. In the morning we went to a show called “Dublin’s Irish Tenors and Celtic Ladies” at the King’s Castle Theater on Highway 76 in Branson. Compared to the other […]

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Jonah through Baby Eyes

Where: Sight & Sound Theater, Branson, MO Who: Jason, Vickie, Son #6 When: July 1, 2014 Hi everyone! My name is Stephen Jewell and this is my very first blog post! I am 9 months old and I like drooling, eating and sleeping. I learned to crawl – just last week in fact! So now […]

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Aboard the Branson Belle

Where: Showboat Branson Belle, Branson, MO Who: Dad, Mom, Son #6 When: June 30, 2014 Branson is part of the first leg of our 2014 family mega-trip. We left home on June 28 and drove to Searcy, AR, where we dropped off Sons #1-5 with Jason’s parents for a stint at a Christian day camp. […]

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