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, […]

Night on the range…


While the tribe was volunteering with tornado cleanup in Baxter Springs, on the last night of the deployment, the entire Samaritan Purse team was invited out to… Show Me Birds is the largest pheasant hunting resort in the United States, and is located just a couple of miles outside of little Baxter Springs, Kansas, on […]

George Washington Carver National Monument, MO…


One of the days that Vaughn was gone driving for Samaritan’s Purse, the kids and I took a little road trip.  Baxter Springs is on Route 66, and we followed that highway into Missouri, through the little town of… and into…where we drove by the new Joplin hospital, which is still getting the final touches […]

Learning about Bible translator/missionary transportation at JAARS!

While we were in North Carolina, we really wanted to go to the JAARS headquarters.  JAARS is an acronym for Jungle Aviation and Radio Services, and JAARS is affiliated with Wycliffe Bible Translators, who we visited while we were in Orlando (if you haven’t read about our wonderful Wycliffe experience, you can go to that […]

CRU & The Jesus Film… (Orlando, FL)…

After our fantastic program at Wycliffe Bible Translators, we went ‘next door’ (as the crow flies, but about a mile drive), to the CRU headquarters.  CRU stands for Campus Crusade for Christ International… CRU is the force behind The Jesus Film Project.  The Jesus film is a 2 hour dramatization of the biblical account of […]

Wycliffe Bible Translators Discovery Center, Orlando, FL…


We’ve been in Florida for 2 weeks now, and for the most part we’ve been taking it easy.  Really easy.  Just soaking up this warm Florida sunshine for the 2 weeks of ‘snowbirding’ that we will get this winter – it has been cold everywhere else, ever since we left Montana. BUT, we did go […]

AIG Creation Museum, Kentucky

After visiting Gettysburg for 2 days, we needed to start heading west. We got up Friday, and drove all day! (all day for us is about 6 hours…we need lots of breaks!) We drove through the rest of Pennsylvania and through Ohio… I had just talked to one of my sisters, and she said that […]

Answers in Genesis Creation Museum, KY (part2)

On Sunday, we spent the afternoon outside touring the grounds. They had a little petting zoo… It had a small variety of animals including a wallaby, a horse/zebra cross, and the kids’ favorite, a miniature donkey… The grounds are beautiful, and have tons of flowers and flowering shrubs… There are several different ponds, and some […]