A Day in Bellevue, WA

Last year, we went to Bellevue to watch the Snowflake Lane Parade. It became a tradition and we went again this year. Bellevue is about an hour north from of us and like last year, we made a trip out of it. Our first stop was KidQuest Museum. The museum was not crowded when we […]

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A Day in Chicago with Kids

We visited family this October in the midwest. They live 3 hours from Chicago. Instead of flying to the regional airport, we decided to stay a couple of nights in Chicago and spent a full day in the city before taking the train to Bloomington. Flying to O’Hare The flight to Chicago was the longest […]

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Cost of Our Camping Gear

Our family started tent camping, Summer of 2021. At that time, MBP was 4 and AHP was 17 months. Just like the rest of the world, I was eager to start traveling, but still cautious. Adults in the household were vaccinated at the time, but our kids were not. Camping was a great option, being […]

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Deception Pass State Park Camping with Kids

We spent 3 days camping at Deception Pass State Park to start the summer of 2022. This camping trip was booked 9 months ahead because camp sites tend to fill out. The campsite cost us $32/night + $8 of reservation fee, which totals to $72. My parents and my sisters were supposed to come, but […]

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Everything We Spent In 2021

We finally reviewed our annual spending for our second year of retirement. In total, we spent $52,061.21. This is 23% more than our spending in 2020, up from $39,955.36. The increase was primary driven by our health insurance. We sold our rental condo in 2020 and we paid the full amount of health insurance through […]

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