The Swim Segment of Marla's Triathlon
The Swim Segment of Marla's Triathlon

Triathlon: Going the Extra Mile (literally)

It’s been a couple weeks, but I wanted to share a brief (wow it kinda got long) follow up to our biking adventure. After 38 miles of riding, a wipeout and adding additional miles to a triathlon we had quite the adventure.

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Jeff's Schwinn Trailway Hybrid
Jeff's Schwinn Trailway Hybrid

Riding 37 Miles to Crazy Town

Do you want to know how to quickly lead people to believe that you’re crazy?

Step 1: Sign up for a triathlon (easy enough)
Step 2: Train for said triathlon (slightly more challenging, but still doable)
Step 3: Ride your bike 37 miles to get to the triathlon before racing in it (umm….ya)

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The Gateway Arch - St. Louis, MO
The Gateway Arch - St. Louis, MO

StL: Arch Nemesis (minus that nemesis part)

Hey there! It’s been a while since we’ve posted so I just wanted to welcome all of the new readers who are spending time around these parts. I see you guys looking around, so I just wanted to formally welcome each and every one of you to our little corner of the internet. It’s nice having you here :)

The past couple months we’ve been happily enjoying our Chicago summer from the comfort of our own home. Sleeping in our own bed, stepping out of the house into the hot sun, as usual we’ve really enjoyed it.

Well our traveling, as with the posting on the site, has been quite sparse during this time, but last weekend we took a tiny roadtrip down to St. Louis to spend a few days with our friends and check out some of the sights.

Do you mean the non-roadtrippers took a roadtrip? We sure did.

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Chicago Skyline From Our ORD to MCO American Airlines Flight
Chicago Skyline From Our ORD to MCO American Airlines Flight

Peaceful Air Travel: How to Avoid Crying Kids

We’ve all been there. Most of us have spent every single hour of our logged flight time there. We’ve all experienced the ups and downs of Economy Class airfare.

We’ve flown Economy or Economy Plus (thanks for the legroom United!) for every flight but one that we’ve taken over the years. First class to Hawaii was amazing, but that’s very off-topic for today. Today we’re talking about the nearly foolproof method that we’ve discovered to avoid an ever present frustration when flying Economy Class, noisy, crying, and sometimes downright rude, children.

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Marla at the Men with Pens SXSWi Meetup
Marla at the Men with Pens SXSWi Meetup

SXSWi: When Austin Isn’t About The Music

Although this post is now, in some respects, old news we’ve been a bit traveled-out lately. After an action packed month and a half on the road we took a little time off from traveling and from posting on this site. So although I’ll be writing about events that happened more than a month ago (*gasp* old news on the internet!), there’s still posts to be published and new posts that remain to be written. So…onward! :)

Prior to going to SXSW we had many excellent suggestions of places to go and music to hear. We talked to our friend who used to live in Austin and found out all about the area while getting the inside scoop on the hot spots. We also received plenty of unsolicited advice from friends who’ve previously experienced the amazingness that is Austin, TX. Although we were extremely grateful for all of the advice, most of the “don’t miss this” suggestions were never put to use. Austin was a non-stop party.

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