Bobby and I always say that going on a vacation you should try as many new foods and experiences as possible. We were fortunate enough to be in a beautiful resort in Jamaica where we able to do both of these things.


  • First Tennis Lesson
  • First Massage
  • First Time Climbing a Waterfall
  • First Yoga Class
  • First Rum Punch
  • First Time Hearing a Steel Drum Band
  • First Time at a Beach Party on the Ocean
  • First Time in a Suite with Two Balconies
  • First Time Being Called Racist by a Merchant


  • Cherry Juice
  • Banana, Mango, Strawberry and Raspberry Sorbet
  • Sweet Potato Chips with Humus
  • Jerk Chicken
  • Plum Juice
  • Pineapple and Chicken Salad
  • Plantain Dessert
  • Soursop Juice
  • Ting (A Squirt-like Grapefruit soda)
  • Fish Soup

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I am the youngest of six daughters and spent my childhood vacations camping in the beautiful State Parks of MN. In 2009 I married my best friend, Bobby Marko. We have embarked on numerous adventures along with our Golden Retriever, Latigo, our son, Jack (born 7/26/2014) and our daughter, Rowan (born 10/25/2016). When not adventuring in the great outdoors I spend my time as a stay at home mom and volunteer. I am a Branch Lead for the Twin Cities Hike it Baby branch. My favorite pastimes include dog training, eating chocolate, reading mysteries and crappy romance novels, and creating paper crafts, my passion lies in writing.

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