maren_photo Meanwhile, behind the old barn.... #marensummertrip2014 #vermont #barnlove 3h
  •   quiltalot0203 Lovely Vermont day! so glad you could be there to enjoy it! 3h

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maren_photo Meanwhile, back at the old house.... #ilovermont #marensummertrip2014 #summer #berry #harvest 4h

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maren_photo Some barns don't hide tractors inside. #vermont #marensummertrip2014 20h
  •   tonahangen The VT essentials: cool bike + leaf rakes 11h

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maren_photo Dinner with friends!! (Their other four kids are playing with our other four kids.) #ilovermont #marensummertrip2014 #amonthontheroad 20h
  •   tonahangen And our gorgeous stretch of New England weather continues!! 11h

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maren_photo Sitting by the pool and watching wildlife aren't the only fun things to do in #Vermont. Visiting one of my favorite second-hand stores is also a good time. An embroidered linen JJill jacket ($8), a pair of never-worn suede sandals ($8), pearly earrings (a fashion risk but worth it at $5), and a maroon chiffon scarf ($3, not shown). Not bad! #middlebury #neatrepeats #marensummertrip2014 1d

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maren_photo This little gal thinks she's being sneaky... but she's not. :) #chipmunk #ilovermont #marensummertrip2014 1d

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maren_photo Lunch today is poolside. #marensummertrip2014 1d

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maren_photo The house at which we are staying comes with outdoor cats which is great because our kids are rather #petdeprived. #happychildren #ilovermont 1d

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maren_photo Dinner with friends!! Thanks for the wonderful evening, @1redjen! #marensummertrip2014 1d

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maren_photo For my flatlander friends: this represents the crossing from the rest of the universe into #Vermont. #crownpoint #newyork #welcomeback 3d

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maren_photo Six people. One minivan. Four and a half days. Almost there! #timhortons #newyork #amonthontheroad #marensummertrip2014 3d
  •   1redjen Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!! 3d
  •   quiltalot0203 Hang in there and have another donut-- preferrably with jelly inside! 3d

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maren_photo #Kirtkand, #Ohio. A great place to visit. The #lds church has a very nice restored historic village. Worth a stop! 3d
  •   quiltalot0203 I love the aged touches at the edge-- is it digital gum bichromate? 3d
  •   maren_photo @quiltalot0203 Yeah, a digital alternatively processed non-silver Polaroid transfer. :) 3d

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maren_photo Oh, #Cleveland. So many bad memories of the two times I lived here. Sorry, #Ohio. There's just so little love. #americanmidwest #marensummertrip2014 3d
  •   izzyrichardson What was it like living there Maren? @maren_photo 3d
  •   quiltalot0203 With that weather, looks like it loves you about as much today. 3d
  •   maren_photo @izzyrichardson I could not feel at home. Nothing for me to invest in emotionally, few friends, plus lots of alone time (with little ones) as Q was out of town on assignment 3/4 of the time. Couldn't get into the culture, people, or place. There were a few bright spots, but I've only been so glad to move one other time. Sorry to be so negative. Some places are just not our favorites. :) 3d
  •   izzyrichardson That's is hard Maren. You are a sweet wifey to get through that. I have felt that before. That's why new adventures and new seasons are so great! :) @izzyrichardson 3d
  •   maren_photo @izzyrichardson Thanks. Good luck with your new adventures!! I hope it's a smooth and happy transition! 😀 3d
  •   izzyrichardson Thank you Maren! :) @maren_photo 3d

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maren_photo Zoomed in, through the bug-splattered windshield, at 70 mph. May we all arrive safely at our destination. #ohio #americanmidwest #amonthontheroad #marensummertrip2014 4d
  •   maren_photo Did you know that #americanmidwest only has 35 posts?? Maybe you are not surprised. 4d
  •   quiltalot0203 Why isn't there an American mideast out there somewhere? 3d
  •   maren_photo @quiltalot0203 I think the Mideast is the Mid Atlantic region. West starts at West Virginia, right? 3d
  •   quiltalot0203 Only if you live in Virginia. When I lived in California, Chicago was " back east". 2d
  •   maren_photo @quiltalot0203 On our drive we were discussing the kids' Utah friends' reactions to our trip- many have never been east of Nauvoo, if they have been east of Colorado at all. :) 2d

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maren_photo #Ingebretsens. I was so restrained! :) Cardamom extract, lefse, jul must, rune pendant, socks, books, osv. #norsk #minnesota #amonthontheroad #marensummertrip2014 5d
  •   anseladdams Lefse. Please. :) 5d
  •   maren_photo @anseladdams Do you have Norwegian heritage? 4d
  •   anseladdams I might... Lol. I know Lefse because my stepmom is Norwegian-American. Her parents were from Minnesota. That is a thanksgiving day treat for me... Butter, gravy... Rolled like a tortilla. Mmmmmm. 4d
  •   maren_photo @anseladdams My uncle and aunt make giant piles of lefse the day after Thanksgiving and we all bring our leftovers over to their house. Lefse stuffed with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy.... Mmmm. We call it Lefse Day. 4d
  •   anseladdams I think we need a Lefse Day, too. I'd back this 100%. Hah! Black Friday is forgotten. 4d
  •   maren_photo @anseladdams I dislike Black Friday very much. Lefse Day is better by far. Especially since we all sit around discussing family history with our lefse. Which lines we're working on and giving out assignments. Family fun! :) 4d
  •   anseladdams The best reason for holidays. :D 4d
  •   disco_mom Uh, hello, if you bring your 4-gen chart do you get a family discount? 4d

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maren_photo A truer thought was never written. ;) I went to #Ingebretsens on Lake Street Minneapolis, #Minnesota. My second annual cross-country stop there. So. Much. Fun. I'll post a picture of the whole haul when I'm not in a car. This is from a book called "My First English/Norwegian Dictionary of Sentences" by Armelle Modéré. Published by #Scandisk in Minnesota. 5d

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maren_photo We found Knudt Ingebrightson and Sigrid Hopperstad in the cemetery across from the East Freeborn Lutheran Church in Lerdal, #Minnesota! #familyhistory #marensummertrip2014 5d

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