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Spring Break 2008 – New England

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Mayflower IIOur family just back from a fun trip east for Spring Break.  We flew into and out of Portsmouth, NH on Skybus – our first trip on the discount airline (our tickets were $35 each way).  From there, we drove northwest around Lake Winnipesaukee (visiting Julie’s old camp in the process) and then onto Portland, Maine where we spent the night.  The next day, we headed to Boston and spent the next several days seeing the sights.   Of course, pictures tell a better story, so check out the photo gallery of the trip.

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March 27, 2008 at 3:49 pm

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The Blizzard of 2008

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On March 7 and 8 of 2008, central Ohio was buried under the biggest snowfall on record for these parts.  The prior record of snow in one day in Columbus had been 12.2 inches with 15.3 inches the record snowfall for a single storm.  With this blizzard, the official snowfall on Saturday the 8th was 15.4 inches and the storm total over the two days was 20.4 inches at Port Columbus Airport.  In our backyard, we seemed to max out at about 16 or 17 inches total from the storm.  In between the shoveling and playing, we managed to snap a few pictures.

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March 16, 2008 at 6:39 pm

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Best of Alaska

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One of the family highlights of 2007 was a trip to Alaska.  Julie, Matthew, and Cassady traveled via RV with Jamie and Dave.  Mike flew up and met them for several days a few weeks later.  Some of the best pictures from the trip have been captured in this photo album.

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March 16, 2008 at 4:17 pm

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