Pompey’s Pillar National Monument, Billings, Montana…

Pompey's Pillar, near Billings, MT, is a fun and gorgeous stop for all ages! ourtravelingtribe.com

We have been to Billings, Montana, many, many times, but our family had never been to Pompey’s Pillar National Monument, just 25 miles east of Billings, until recently!  In fact, we didn’t even know it was there until a couple of years ago. Pompey’s Pillar is the location where William Clark (of Lewis & Clark […]

So Much to Love about Padre Island National Seashore!

Catching Red Drum in the Gulf of Mexico. | ourtravelingtribe.com

Every year, for the past 5 winters, we have traveled south for the season.  We have explored cross-country, from California to Florida, and while we have found lots of favorite places, some of which we have gone back to more than once, there is just one place that we absolutely must return to each year… […]

Lyndon B Johnson State Park and NHS…

Did you know that the Lyndon B Johnson National Historic Park is a working ranch? | ourtravelingtribe.com

We love to visit historic sites while we are traveling, and if they are enjoyable, as well as educational, that’s an extra bonus!   The Lyndon B Johnson State Park in Texas Hill Country is definitely both! The LJB State ark is really unique in that it incorporates a living history farm, working cattle ranch, […]

Visiting Tuzigoot National Monument in northern Arizona…

Tuzigoot has a great Jr. Ranger program (and they stock JR items in their gift shop!)| OurTravelingTribe.com

When we visit northern Arizona, we usually stay at the Thousand Trails RV Resort in Cottonwood.  We love that it is right in the center of so many things to do!  Go west, and you drive through the quaint little town of Jerome, and take a winding, gorgeous desert drive over to Flagstaff (where our […]

Montezuma’s Castle National Monument, Arizona…

The cliff dwellings at Montezuma's Castle are gorgeous! Glad I didn't live here with toddlers tho! eek! ourtravelingtribe.com

When we are in the beautiful, northern area of Arizona, we love to visit the many national parks and monuments that are near Flagstaff. There are quite a few ‘cliff dwelling’ national parks in the southwest.  Each one is unique, and has it’s own reason  for a visit.  We love Montezuma’s Castle because it is […]

Love the NPS Jr Ranger program? Check out WebRangers!

Learn about the National Park Service's online Web Rangers program,and earn a patch for learning about our National Parks! OurTravelingTribe.com

One of the activities that we actively pursued in our RV travels is to visit as many state and National Parks as we can.  The kids do the National Park Service’s Jr. Ranger programs at many of the national parks, and most of the kids have over 100 badges/patches.  We really enjoy the programs as they are generally […]

Jr Ranger program 101…


During the 5 years that we have been on the road, one of the activities that we have consistently tried to do is to visit our country’s National Parks no matter where we are at.  We want to introduce our children to the wonders of God’s creation, and we love that National Parks make that […]

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 […]

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, OKC…

While in OKC, one MUST STOP destination is the OKC National Memorial!We visited the memorial last year, but we did not visit the Museum that is located next door.  We had talked about going last year, but weren’t sure how kid appropriate it was, and we just never did it. So, this visit to OKC, […]

Andersonville National Historic Site, GA…

This past weekend, we stopped in Georgia to visit a guy that Vaughn had met while we volunteered in Moore, Oklahoma.  While we ended up not staying as long in Americus as we had planned (they were moving their son), we did manage to get in an afternoon at the Andersonville National Historic Site, which […]