Historic Fort Conde, Mobile, AL…

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On the same block as the Exploreum, is the History Museum of Mobile.  We did not have time to check it out, but several people said it was interesting.  Lots of marine/naval stuff since Mobile is on the gulf. Then, across the street, is the site of Fort Conde. This is not the original fort, […]

Gulf Coast Exploreum – science museums aren’t just for children anymore ;)

We found such a treat when we visited Mobile, Alabama!!!  The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is an incredible children’s science museum (that isn’t just for kids)!  We went on a week day in January; there were a few small school groups when we arrived, but after that we shared it with just a few […]

Damn the Torpedoes! Full speed ahead! …to Fort Gaines

While we were down on Dauphin Island, after our tour of the Estuarium, we hopped across the street. Literally. Across the street (easy walking distance). and spent a couple of hours exploring historic Fort Gaines… Fort Gaines has guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for over 150 years.  It, and it’s sister fort Fort Morgan, […]

Dauphin Island Sea Lab…Not your typical aquarium visit…

After our fabulous 2 weeks in Louisiana, it was time to move on; we had some friends that we wanted to see in Florida before heading north to see Greg (he’s deploying to Afghanistan in March). On the way to Florida, we stopped for a few nights in Alabama.   We crossed the state line […]

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, AL…

After we left Tuscaloosa, AL last Monday, we drove under Birmingham and over to the Horseshoe Bend National Military Park.  The kids (from Thomas down) and I had taken a day trip there while my big builders were doing Samaritan’s Purse last April, but Vaughn, Eli, Beth, and Jake had not been there yet.  The park […]

Moundville Archaeological Park…

While we were in Tuscaloosa, we stayed at Moundville Archaeological Park, in Moundville, Arkansas (about 20 minutes south of Tuscaloosa).  We did love that it was closer to the church where Samaritan’s Purse is working out of, and that Vaughn didn’t have to take his truck a mile down the road so that they wouldn’t […]

Samaritan's Purse volunteer Disaster Relief build in Tuscaloosa, AL…

Being able to travel has given us so many wonderful opportunities!  Last year we were able to spend 2 weeks in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with a Samaritan’s Purse volunteer disaster relief rebuild… This year, we made a point to come back through the area.  It still shows, in many areas of the town, the effects of the […]

2 weeks parked in Alabama at the Moundville Archaeological Park campground…

Two weeks ago today, we pulled into the Moundville Archaeological Park campground near Tuscaloosa, AL… …we love walkie talkies – we bought a good set for in the vehicles; we use them when we are driving down the road, and also for ‘parking’ in our sites. Lots has happened in the past 2 weeks – Caleb […]

WooHoo – it's here…our video of Tuscaloosa tornado cleanup efforts…

Nearly a month ago, our family spent 2 weeks near Tuscaloosa so that Vaughn, Eli, Beth, and Jake could volunteer to help build houses for those whose homes were damaged by the tornado that hit Tuscaloosa nearly a year ago.  It was an incredible opportunity for our family. Eli made a little slideshow of some […]

Alabama & Tuskegee National Parks…

Since I am so very far behind, the next few posts will probably be of a concise/overview nature  😉 … The reason that we went to Tuscaloosa and stayed for nearly 2 weeks was so that Vaughn, Eli, and Jake could volunteer on a build crew with Samaritan’s Purse.  S.P. is still providing disaster relief […]