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2022 Recap

Updated: Jan 1, 2023

2022– What a hell of a year!

Here is a recap of every trip we went on this year. Over 46,108 miles traveled this year and countless memories made. I can’t wait to see what 2023 will hold!

January 2022

Mount Bohemia Ski Resort - Mohawk, MI (UP)

Who?: Hayden, Julia, & our friend Charlie

What? Snowboarding trip

When?: January 12-14

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 343 miles each way. 12 hours round trip.

Rating: 10/10


Who? Julia and 2 friends

What? Girls Trip

When? January 28-31

Type of Travel: Plane

Distance: 1,413 miles each way

Accommodations: Mom & Dad’s condo

Rating: 7/10 - Couldn’t go to the beach due to bad weather.


February

Who? Hayden & Julia

What? Fine Dining night at Moon’s Town Pump

When? February 25-26

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 109 miles each way. 4 hours 20 minutes round trip.

Rating: 9.5/10


March

Sarasota & Siesta Key, FL

Who? Hayden and 2 friends

What? The boys go on Spring Break

When? March 2-7

Type of Travel: Plane

Distance: 1,413 miles each way

Accommodations: The in-law’s condo

Rating: 11/10


Who? Julia & Leine

What? Killing time in MKE with the pup because Hayden’s flight got canceled

When? March 6-7

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 115 miles each way. 3 and a half hours round trip.

Accommodations: Iron Horse Hotel

Recap: 9/10


Who? Hayden, Julia, Pabst, & Leine

What? Hiking at Hartman Creek State Park, pizza from Sliced Pizza Co., & beers at Central Waters Brewery

When? March 20

Type of Travel: Road Trip - Day Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 89 miles each way. 3 hours round trip.

Rating: 8/10


Milwaukee

Who? Hayden & Julia

What? Homemade pasta night!

When? March 26-27

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 118 miles each way. 4 hours round trip.

Accommodations: Our friend’s house

Rating: 10/10


Who? Julia and her sister, Haley

What? Half Baked Harvest Cookbook Release

When? March 29-30

Type of Travel: Amtrak was delayed 5 hours, so I had to make it a road trip.

Distance/Time Traveled: 186 miles each way. 6 hours round trip.

Rating: 9.9/10 would be a 10 if Amtrak didn’t suck.

April

Who? Hayden & Julia

What? Checked out Henry Vilas Zoo, beers at Delta Beer Lab, and hike at Raymer’s Cove

When? April 10

Type of Travel: Road Trip - Day Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 56 miles each way. 2 hours round trip.

Rating: 6/10


Who? Julia & a group of gals!

What? My friend’s Bachelorette party and some exploring after

When? April 22-24

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 87 miles each way. 3 and a half hours round trip

Accommodations: Airbnb

Rating: 9/10


Who? Hayden & Julia

What? Hayden earned this trip from work! We scooted all around the city exploring.

When? April 28-May 1

Type of Travel: Plane

Distance: 1,230 miles each way

Accommodations: Thompson Austin

Rating: 10/10


May

Wisconsin Rapids

Who? Hayden and his boys! …Like 16 of them!

What? Hayden’s bud’s bachelor party!

When? May 6-8

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 68 miles each way. 3 hours round trip.

Accommodations: Airbnb

Rating: 10/10


Who? Julia, her friend Jessica, Pabst, and Leine

What? Girls weekend exploring! Hiking at New Glarus Woods State Park, wine from Bailey’s, and checked out the new Dirty Dog Taphouse

When? May 7-8

Type of Travel: Road Trip - Dog-Friendly

Distance/Time Traveled: 57 miles each way. 2 hours and 20 minutes round trip.

Accommodations: Chalet Landhaus Inn

Rating: 8/10


Who? Hayden, Julia, Pabst, and Leine

What? Hike Pop’s Knoll, lunch at Grumpy Troll, shopping at Kella and Duluth Trading Company

When? May 15

Type of Travel: Road Trip - Day Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 43 miles each way. 2 hours round trip.

Recap: 7.5/10


Who? Julia & Haley

When? Memorial Day Weekend - May 28-31

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 315 miles each way. 10 and a half hours each way.

Rating: 11/10


June

Who? Julia, Haley, and cousins

When? June 10-12

Type of Travel: Plane

Distance/Time Traveled: 976 miles each way

Accommodations: My cousin’s apartment

Rating: 9/10


Who? Hayden, Julia, & Leinenkugel

When? June 17-19

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 95 miles each way. 3 hours round trip.

Accommodations: Ironworks Hotel

Rating: 9/10


Mukwonago

Who? Hayden & Julia

What? Heading to Julia’s hometown for our friend’s wedding. Dinner at Fork in the Road, the next day we went to East Troy Brewery before heading to the wedding. Explore Old World Wisconsin before heading home on Sunday

When? June 24-26

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 103 miles each way. 3 and a half hours round trip.

Accommodations: My parent’s place

Rating: 9/10

July

Who? Hayden, Julia, Pabst, and Leine

What? Hiking at Wildcat Mountain State Park. We were planning to do lunch at Riversend or Wild Cat Mountain Bar and Grill, but the rain rolled in so we didn’t want to sit on the patio with the pups.

When? July 2

Type of Travel: Road Trip - Day Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 53 miles each way. 2 and a half hours round trip.

Rating: 7.5/10 - would have been a 10 if the rain stayed away


Who? Hayden & Julia

What? Celebrating 4 years together and 1 year of engagement

When? July 15-14

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 114 miles each way. 4 hours round trip.

Accommodations: Maxwell Mansion

Rating: 10/10


Who? Julia

What? Glamping! Spent the weekend enjoying the northwoods, the lake, and a vintage camper

When? July 22-24

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 213 miles each way. 7 hours round trip.

Accommodations: Coady’s Point of View

Rating: 11/10


Who? Hayden, Julia, & Charlie

What? A weekend on the Mississippi to celebrate Hayden’s 33rd Birthday!

When? July 29-31

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 109 miles each way. 4 hours 20 minutes round trip.

Rating: 10/10


August

Castle Rock Lake

Who? Hayden and 8 buds

What? Hayden’s Bachelor Party! Boating & Drinking

When? August 5-7

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 40 miles each way. 1 and a half hours round trip.

Accommodations: Airbnb

Rating: 10/10


Who? Hayden & Julia

What? Hayden’s company party at Mecca and followed by a bar hop!

When? August 13-14

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 116 miles each way. 4 hours round trip.

Accommodations: Sheraton Milwaukee

Rating: 9/10 - Could of been a 10 if the hangover wasn’t so aggressive


Who? Hayden, Julia, Pabst, and Leine

What? Exploring Manitowoc for the very first time! Breweries, curds, and a lighthouse– OH MY!

When? August 26-28

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 139 miles each way. 5 hours round trip.

Rating: 9/10 - a really incredible dog-friendly area


September

Who? Hayden, Julia, Pabst, and Leine

What? Camping trip to celebrate my 26th Birthday. Explored St. Germain and Eagle River with the pups.

When? September 2-5

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 200 miles each way. 6 hours 15 minutes round trip.

Accommodations: Lynn Ann’s Campground - highly recommend! Very dog-friendly.

Rating: 11/10


Who? Hayden & Julia

What? A little fall escape to the mountains. We stayed with my Aunt & Uncle while exploring Seattle and then went out to Mt Rainier. It was Hayden’s first time there and he loved it!

When? September 17-21

Type of Travel: Plane

Distance: 1,939 miles each way.

Accommodations: My Aunt & Uncle’s and Airbnb

Rating: 10/10

October

Who? Hayden & Julia visiting Jessica

What? More MKE exploring. Lakefront Brewery fish fry and had some fun at Up-Down.

When? October 7-8

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 116 miles each way. 3 and a half hours round trip.

Accommodations: Dubbel Dutch

Rating: 7/10 had to leave early and abruptly on Saturday morning due to a sick puppy.


Who? Julia, Jessica, and Pabst

What? A visit to this Ice Age Trail Community for the Mammoth Hike Challenge. Hiking the IAT in Interstate State Park, chowing down at Be Wild Burgers, and sipping wine at Dancing Dragonfly and Chateau St. Croix.

When? October 10-12

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 228 miles each way. 2 hours and 10 minutes round trip.

Accommodations: 123 S Washington

Rating: 9/10


Who? Hayden & Julia

What? Crossing off a bucket list item– Standing in a cranberry bog! This visit to Rooted In Red will never be forgotten.

When? October 15

Type of Travel: Road Trip - Day Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 95 miles each way. 3 hours round trip.

Rating: 10/10


Delafield

Who? Julia and her friend Chellie

What? A visit to this Ice Age Trail Community for the Mammoth Hike Challenge. Strolling on the IAT, lunch at the amazing Belfre Kitchen, and shopping in town.

When? October 19

Type of Travel: Road Trip - Day Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 90 miles each way. 2 hours and 40 minutes round trip.

Rating: 8.5/10


Who? Julia & Haley

What? A visit to this Ice Age Trail Community for the Mammoth Hike Challenge. Lots of hiking, a fun night at The Fuzzy Pig, and another great sister trip in the books!

When? October 21-23

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 86 miles each way. 2 hours 50 minutes round trip.

Accommodations: Hamilton House,

Rating: 9/10


November

Who? Julia and 8 of her gals

What? Julia’s Bachelorette Party

When? November 2-6

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 621 miles each way. 19 and a half hours round trip.

Accommodations: The Graduate Nashville and Airbnb

Rating: 10/10


Who? Hayden & Julia

What? Enjoying a romantic staycation! We had the best time being a tourist where we live.

When? November 16-18

Type of Travel: The shortest road trip.

Distance/Time Traveled: 1 mile. 6 minutes round trip.

Rating: 8.5/10


Who? Hayden, Julia, Haley, and brother-in-law Billy

What? Christmas in Cassville - wine walk, fireworks, and the cutest Mississippi River towns.

When? November 26-27

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 109 miles each way. 4 hours and 20 minutes round trip.

Accommodations: The Potosi Inn

Rating: 9/10. Could have been a 10, but there was a bad hangover and a lack of breakfast.


December

Who? Hayden & Julia

What? A visit to see some of Hayden’s work accounts turned into a romantic stay. Really good fish fry from Commerce Street Brewery, drinks around the cutest Hallmark Christmas movie town, and a visit to the best old-fashioned candy store, High Street Sweets!

When? December 2-3

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 63 miles each way. 2 and a half hours round trip.

Rating: 9/10


Waukesha County and Milwaukee

Who? Julia & Haley

What? Sister adventure day! We went to Old World Wisconsin’s Home for the Holidays event and then went to the Third Ward to Cafe Benelux lux domes!

When? December 4

Type of Travel: Road Trip - Day Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 116 miles each way. 3 and a half hours round trip.

Rating: 9/10


Sheboygan

Who? Hayden, Julia, Haley, and Billy

What? Exploring Sheboygan for the first time. We went to the Wade House Historic Site, 3 Sheeps Brewing, and enjoyed an amazing dinner at Il Ritrovo.

When? December 10-11

Type of Travel: Road Trip

Distance/Time Traveled: 116 miles each way. 4 hours and 20 minutes round trip.

Accommodations: Velvet Sheep Farm

Rating: 10/10


Who? Julia & Haley

What? Christmas trip to the windy city to check out Christmas pop-up bars and Harry Potter Magic at Play

When? December 20-21

Type of Travel: Once again Amtrak sucks and completely canceled one of my trains and delayed the other 9 hours. So… Road Trip.

Distance/Time Traveled: 187 miles each way. 6 hours and 10 minutes round trip + traffic.

Accommodations: Selina Chicago

Rating: 8/10. Could have been a 10 if I wouldn’t have been stuck in traffic on the way home.


This year has been absolutely amazing. There were so many adventures and I can’t wait to see what 2023 will hold.


1 Comment


lalado
lalado
Dec 31, 2022

What a fabulously adventurous year!!!

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