It all began in Chicago, in more ways than one.
That’s my Great-Grandfather Ned Merriam’s HOF plaque, a 2011 inductee to the University of Chicago Athletics Hall of Fame!
After Chicago, we had a planned five hour lay-over in Austin, TX. No, it was no accident, it was to visit my sister!
After a quick stop-over in Austin, we had some quality family time in Sacramento and Lake Tahoe!
When Yosemite is closed for fires, find the closest watering hole!