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A California Dewey Family Thanksgiving

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If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that it’s sort of become a tradition that my husband and I spend our Thanksgiving in California. After I moved to North Dakota, we both decided it is too hard to try and split Holidays. So we told both of our families, Thanksgiving will be spent in California and Christmas will be spent in North Dakota. As usual, we made our annual trek to California this year for Thanksgiving and…

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Bounty on the Blackfoot at The Resort at Paws Up

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In the novel Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck writes: “I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.” And if you’ve ever been to Montana, I am sure you know exactly what Steinbeck is talking about. The mountains are picturesque, there is vast rangeland, the rivers are abundant… Much of Montana is just like a postcard. I…

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Great Canadian Harley Trip

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If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time, you’ve probably become aware that the hubby and I love to take some pretty epic Harley trips. After all, we spent nearly a week on the Harley after our wedding, we took the Harley out to California last year, and this year we decided to explore up in Canada. For living so close to Canada now, I personally have never been up there. I have lots and lots of Canadian…

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Australian Adventure Part 6: Back to Sydney

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So last time we left off, we were in Victoria. For those of you who aren’t great with Australian geography it’s allllll the way in the southern part of Australia. And we had a couple days to venture back up to Sydney in time to fly home. Our trip back to Sydney was more fast paced than we had been driving previously, but we still took some time to stop and see the sights.  One of the things people told…

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Australian Adventure Part 5: Victoria

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After leaving the Darling Downs and Queensland, we ventured ALLLLLL the way down to Victoria to visit some long time social media friends. It is pretty amazing that the internet can bring people all the way across the world together, but it does. I mean nothing surprises Mark and I anymore, we did meet via the internet!  We spent the long Australian Labor Day weekend with them. It was so awesome to actually chat in person, enjoy some meals together,…

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Australian Adventure Part 4: Darling Downs

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The next part of our journey down under took us out of the cities and into the countryside. We traversed across all kinds of farm land and small, rural towns much like you’d find here in North Dakota. One of our favorite parts of the trip was the fact we traveled so much and got to see all the diversity that Australia has to offer!  Our first stop was an area of Queensland called the Darling Downs or the Salad…

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Australian Adventure Part 3: Gold Coast & ASGC16

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After leaving the beauty that is Mount Tambourine, we headed down to the coast. The Gold Coast to be exact. We’d heard a lot about the Gold Coast from friends. We’ve heard of its’ beauty and the towering skyscrapers that line the coast. We decided to head down to Surfer’s Paradise while we had the chance to check it out for ourselves. GOLD COAST: SURFER’S PARADISE I haven’t ever been to the Caribbean (besides Jamaica) so I can’t compare beaches there. But…

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Australian Adventure Part 2: Up the Coast

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We left off Part 1 of our Australian adventure just leaving Sydney. We made our way up the coast towards the Gold Coast for the Australian Summer Grains Conference. We had a couple of days to get there, so we got to take our time exploring along the coast.  It was nice to get out of the city and explore rural life in Australia. We found it wasn’t much unlike here in the United States. Lots of small towns filled…

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Australian Adventure Part 1: Sydney

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It would be impossible to sum up our trip to Australia in one post. We honestly had the best time traveling across three states (just over 4,000 km!), seeing so much diversity, meeting so many amazing people, and eating lots of good food!  It truly was the trip of a lifetime, as many have called it. But the hubby and I are already talking about how we need to make it a goal to go back in this lifetime. We have…

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Big Island Hawaii

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Thanks to some good business relationships and my hunny’s hard work, we’ve had the opportunity to travel to some pretty incredible places… Like the Hawaiian Islands. In the four years Mark and I have been together, I’ve been able to travel to Maui, Kauai, Oahu, and now the Big Island.  If I had to rank them in favorites, Maui still takes the cake. Followed by the Big Island, Oahu, and Kauai. I honestly loved Maui and we had the best…

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