We’re Pregnant!

My favorite number is 18.   The 18th is my day of birth.   We are 18 weeks pregnant with Baby Nerd!   AND 2018 is when we will be welcoming Baby Nerd to our family!   Tired and Nauseous!     In July on the weekend of our 10 year anniversary we...

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One Meal at a Time

In Racing Weekends I encouraged you to find your community, to reach out, and to make the effort to BE part of something bigger than yourself. What happens if you don’t have a community to call your own? I want to tell you a little about my...

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Dave’s Racing Weekends

First post from our resident Super Nerd, Dave! Enjoy. - Laura Racing weekends for me is about turning wrenches, replacing, repairing, and modifying parts to make the car run better.  The rewarding part of this is that you will quickly find out which way...

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Racing Weekends

A few days ago Facebook showed me the first time I went to a vintage racing weekend, it was 6 years ago and Dave didn’t come with me. To Dave’s defense, I was only going to hang out with my Traverse City family who was coming to the race track 25 minutes...

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Spitfire Road Trip Part 3

Our trip home was mostly uneventful too. We stayed with extended family in Aurora, IL which meant we could leave early on Monday without needing to attempt driving through the night on Sunday. We stopped for lunch just inside the Indiana border in Dyer at...

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Spitfire Road Trip Part 2

In part 1 I left you in a cute little town where we fixed the 1979 Spitfire. We were somewhere along our journey from metro-Detroit to South Beloit, IL. Most of the way across Michigan we made our road trip “official” with the sighting of a Bronners sign...

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Spitfire Road Trip Part 1

The weekend of June 17th Dave and I went to Blackhawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit, IL a 6-hour drive from our home in metro-Detroit Michigan… IF we had taken one of our modern cars. Because it was a Triumph race weekend we took the 1979 Triumph Spitfire...

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2010 v. 2017

In the Beginning a New Chapter post I introduced myself (Hi I’m Laura) and my husband Dave. I talked about Nerd and Super Nerd, the original 2010 debt-free journey website, and the plans for our 2017 “inspiring everyday adventures” website. I also promised honesty and...

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Beginning a New Chapter

Hey there! Welcome to Nerd and Super Nerd a place for stories, pictures, and adventures to inspire you to find the spark in everyday life. My name is Laura Gutknecht and I will be the writer, photographer, and cruise director of Nerd and Super Nerd. *smiles and waves...

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Adventures of Nerd and Super Nerd…

A long time ago in a city, not far away Nerd (she) and Super Nerd (he) met at engineering school. Super Nerd studied Electrical Engineering and Nerd studied Industrial Engineering. They both graduated, found jobs and got married. They lived within their means but they...

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