Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA…

Palm Springs Air Museum |

One of the best air museums in the country is found in sunny southern California.  The Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs, is a very family-friendly, well-done, and enjoyable stop for all ages! Focusing on the WWII aircraft, the museum’s knowledgeable staff loves to share about this era in our history.  With nearly 40 […]

The Incredibly Eclectic Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego…

The lighthouse at the top of Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, Ca.

We saved the best for last!  While we loved everything we did in San Diego, our last stop was definitely the favorite for at least part of the tribe!  We spent a day at Cabrillo National Monument (pronounced  cub RIO)… one day was NOT enough; so don’t wait until right before you leave the area […]

Visiting La Jolla Cove and Kayaking La Jolla Caves…with kids…

Family kayaking out to La Jolla Caves in San Diego, CA |

We were tickled to find that San Diego is so family friendly!  There were dozens of activities to do in the city, and we were able to visit some really fun destinations.  One of our favorite things to do while we travel is to find out what the locals do, outside, for fun.  We have […]

Touring the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier in San Diego…

Visiting the USS Midway in San Diego, CA

There are tons of family friendly venues in San Diego.  We had just one week  to explore; we prefer to chose a few destinations and really explore them rather than just doing quick visits to many different stops.  One of our Must-Dos in San Diego, was a visit to the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier! After […]

Tips for visiting the San Diego Zoo…

We loved the hippos at the San Diego Zoo!

While we were staying near San Diego, we chose to lay low over the Christmas holiday break.  That was a great choice for us, and we loved the rv park we were in, but that also left only one week to do what we wanted to do in San Diego!  So we packed in as […]

Creation & Earth History Museum, Santee, CA…

The Creation & Earth History Museum has a great health display!

Did you know that there is a creation museum right outside of San Diego?!?!   The Creation & Earth History Museum is located in Santee, California. We spent 2 weeks at an RV resort near San Diego, so we decided to check it out (along with a few other must-visit San Diego destinations).   The […]

Volunteering at YWAM’s Gleanings for the Hungry…

stacking bags of soup mix to be packed in barrels for shipment.

We spent two and a half weeks volunteering at YWAM’s Gleanings for the Hungry in Dinuba, California.  Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a non-denominational Christian organization that encompasses a bunch of different ministries including lots of DTSs (Discipleship Training Schools) and mission trips. *You can read more about why we volunteer on the road, […]

Jelly Belly Factory Tour – what a treat!

The sample bar at the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, CA.

This year has been quite a different experience for us than the previous 5 (yes – can you believe we are working on our SIXTH year of traveling!?!).   We realized that we were skipping some great stops just because we had been there before – but that was years ago, and the littles were […]

One Very Sweet Stop… the Jelly Belly factory tour!

When we stayed at our first Thousand Trails park, Russian River near Cloverdale, one of the papers that they gave us highlighted local attractions. I loved that they had already rounded them up for us! Right away we noticed that the Jelly Belly factory tour was on the list! Now, we hadn’t particularly been looking […]

Redwoods National Park…

We’ve been on the road for only 3 weeks and I’m already behind in my posts, and to be honest, I’m not totally sure what day this was, nor am I ever quite sure what day it currently is… (I think that this was last Tuesday…LOL!) We had spent Monday night in the Walmart parking […]