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April is for Traveling

Is it June now? Yes it is. Has the blog not been updated for a while? Yes, that’s true too. So we can pretend nothing happened, and start the updates with where we’re at today, or we can give you an update over the past couple months. Let’s go with the update. We’ll start with April.

April was awesome. It started with time visiting with my mom and sister, an amazing lamb roast at Musky’s for Easter, and then things got crazy. From April 10th to May 2nd, Liesl and I were on the road visiting friends, supporters, and family throughout the Midwest, South, and East coast. Here’s a quick map of where we went:

Our April travel route

It took us 3 weeks, but this is where we went!

First stop was with our good friends Matt & Tara in Chicagoland, the same Matt that did this to my truck:

Matt fixing up our truck

Matt fixing up our truck

Great people, good times. From there, we headed to northern Indiana, where we met with some close friends and coworkers. Then it was down to Indianapolis for a couple nights with Liesl’s cousins, and some of our supporters, who took us out to see some of the fun Indy sights:

Indy 500 Speedway

Indy 500 Speedway

On the canal in downtown Indy

On the canal in downtown Indy

From there it was on to southern Indiana to visit some close friends and former fellow NTM’ers Ryan and Sarah. It was our first time meeting their two kids, who engaged us in some epic NERF battles.

After Indiana, we headed to beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama, for a week with Liesl’s family. Being in Mexico, we’d missed out on the past few Muscanero family vacations. This turned out to be a memorable one, as you can see below:

Kester & his great-grandma Carol at the seafood market

Kester & his great-grandma Carol at the seafood market

Kes in the pool

Kes in the pool

Out for oysters!

Out for oysters!

Lovin' the beach!

Lovin’ the beach!

Muscanero family photo on the beach!

Muscanero family photo on the beach!

We loved our time with all the Muskies, and look forward to the next one. From Gulf Shores, we then headed off to Charleston, SC, to visit friends from our training. In between visiting at their home, riding around their neighborhood in their golf cart, and just generally having a great time, we also got to check out downtown Charleston. We now get why people love Charleston.

Charleston!

Charleston!

From Charleston we headed north to visit friends in Suffolk, VA, which included a trip to the Norfolk Zoo – Kester’s first zoo! – some golf, some fried crab balls, and an overall great time. From there we jogged north to visit friends in the Annapolis area.

Getting around Annapolis

Getting around Annapolis

After spending a couple days with Michael and Jen there in Annapolis – checking out the charms of Maryland, their new candle line, and even learning how to eat crab – we began the long trip back to Wisconsin.

There was packing to do and goodbyes to say. If April was for traveling, May was about more traveling…this time, back to Mexico. But that can wait for the next blog post.

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