Monthly Archives: July 2010

Jay & Aimee’s Wedding

The primary reason we had to come home in one day yesterday was so we could attend Jay & Aimee’s wedding. On Saturday morning, Nums had a church meeting to attend, so I dropped off the kids to my sister-in-law. … Continue reading

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Inception (2010)

After all the good word, we went to see the new Christopher Nolan film Inception on our Michigan date night. We got a little lost on the way to the theater, and I didn’t think we’d make our 6:30pm showing, … Continue reading

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Midwest Road Trip Day 9 – The Drive Home

Ah, we’re home. We loaded the car, and hit the road at 7:20am. We had these grandiose planes to leave by 5am, but we were so tired, but that didn’t seem realistic when we woke up this morning. Even when … Continue reading

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Midwest Road Trip Day 8 – Our Dating Anniversary

Today is our dating anniversary. I wouldn’t say we make a big deal of it annually, but always try to do a little something. The women have gone off to get a mani/pedi this afternoon, and the boys are hanging … Continue reading

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Midwest Roadtrip Day 7 – Greenfield Village, Coneys, and a Adult Nite Out

This afternoon, we took a drive to Greenfield Village out in Dearborn, Michigan. Associated with the Henry Ford Museum, it’s basically a demonstration village of old-time glass-blowing, workshops, etc. They have some landmark buildings there, such as Edison’s lab. There … Continue reading

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Midwest Roadtrip Day 6 – And on the 6th day, the Ipes rested in Michigan

Oh what a glorious day of non-productivity. We slept in, and went leisurely shopping around Utica, Michigan in the afternoon. A late lunch at Chipotle Mexican Grill, browsing the aisles at Barnes & Noble, and did I mention the non-productivity? … Continue reading

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Midwest Roadtrip Day 5 – On the road to Michigan

We loaded up the car by noon, checked out of the hotel, and hit the road. Our friends Paul & Biji wanted to get a head start for Michigan, but we wanted to try to squeeze in a quick visit at … Continue reading

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Midwest Roadtrip Day 4 – Willis Tower, the Shedd Aquarium, and Millenium Park

Sunday morning, well rested, we had another complimentary breakfast at the hotel, and got on the road for the Shedd Aquarium. The weather was nice, the roads were less crowded, and we made decent time down to the area were … Continue reading

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Midwest Roadtrip Day 3 – Chicago’s Field Museum and a little Rokbonki action

After getting our free breakfast from the hotel, we sat in more of Chicago’s interminable highway traffic on the way into town to see the Shedd Aquarium. After paying $19 cash for parking, then standing in line outside the aquarium, … Continue reading

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Midwest Roadtrip Day 2 – Rosemont, Illinois

Ah, finally, Chicago! Or at least we saw Chicago, but we’re staying in the ‘burbs. On the road this afternoon after chilling out in the hotel room, then had a nice lunch at a nearby Steak ‘n Shake. Last night’s rain … Continue reading

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