The Kids Want To Be Vegetarian? Support Them

The Kids Want To Be Vegetarian? Support Them

We spent a beautiful, cloudy day roaming around Providence, Rhode Island. We lunched near Brown University, lingered by foot on the tiny neighborhood streets, checked out Waterplace Park and decided to close our evening at a nearby Whole Foods. Not a moment in the day would have prepared me for the upcoming statement from Joslin and Dante. Together they decided they were going to become vegetarians. I wasn’t completely surprised that Dante came to me with this conviction. At five years-old he had an epiphany over dinner at our favorite…

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Adventure Along The Niagara River

Adventure Along The Niagara River

“According to google maps, Niagara Falls is only 4.9 miles from here. It looks like there is a pathway along the river,” I say looking up from my phone and out our hotel window towards the Niagara river. The river looks so peaceful. “Should we walk?” I ask as I take a long slow sip of my dark roast Starbucks coffee. Dante chimes in “yeah dad, that would be so fun! Remember that one time we walked 10-miles just to get breakfast in Portland (Oregon)? “Yeah dad, remember?” I quipped with…

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Can’t let Bighorn’s Trail Intimidate

Can’t let Bighorn’s Trail Intimidate

“Wanna stop?”  Eddie asks looking at me gleefully from the driver’s seat. His childlike abandon is usually inspiring but today I just stare back at him thinking, “doesn’t he remember that we just packed up our Yellowstone campsite in the pouring rain?” or that we just spent a week not sleeping well from fear of bear attacks? I quickly remind myself that these random roadside stops are part of our plan, a major point of this road trip.  Breaking my stare I turn to the backseat and ask the kids…

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