• Confessions of my Traveling Mindset

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Thursday, September 11, 2014

    As we get further into this traveling adventure, I find that different places and opportunities bring out different things in me. I think people (including me) return from vacation needing a vacation or just rest because they have done or seen so much in a short amount of time. I think there is an inherent "now-or-never" mentality of being in new places short-term. I think there is also more awe and curiosity. Because I often don't know where anything is, it is easier for me to have the humble m



  • Chapter 5, Sioux Falls, SD

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Thursday, August 21, 2014

    July 5-6, 2014

    When we had originally planned our trip, we had planned to be in Sioux Falls for a week, but when the company Disney cruise date was changed from June to July, we decided to just spend one night boondocking (just parked, not hooked up to water or electricity) there instead. When we realized it was going to be so hot, we called Tower Campground to see if they had any availability that night. It was the first time when I was asked to spell my last name, that I could say, "Tower, as i



  • Chapter 4, Topeka, KS

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Thursday, August 21, 2014

    July 3-4, 2014

    We were thankful to be able to celebrate the Fourth of July with family we haven't seen in a while. My uncle, aunt, and grandmother live in Topeka. Another cousin and her family live about an hour from there, so when we were originally planning our trip, we were hoping we would get to see each of them. We didn't know that my aunt from Denver and her husband, my parents, and another cousin who lives in New York would also be in Topeka for the holiday, so it was wonderful to get to s


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