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 […]

Hiking Cathedral Rock, Sedona, Arizona… with kids…

Our Sedona hikers! |

Gorgeous Cathedral Rock, near Sedona, Arizona, is one of the most photographed landscapes in Arizona; the photographs coming from there are stunning. Seeing it in person is inspiring. Enjoying it with your family is nothing short of spectacular! Hiking Cathedral Rock with kids in tow, has made some of our favorite memories! We love the northern […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, OR – why we went back!

watching the sharks in the Passages of the Deep area in the Newport, OR aqaurium

One of the very first destinations that we stopped at on our first year out, was the Oregon Coast Aquarium, in Newport, OR.  Since that time we have measured all other aquarium visits against it, and I have often wondered if its high ranking in our esteem was partially influenced by it being our first […]

The Salem Kroc Community Center might be the find of the year…


Seriously.  Our visit to the Salem Kroc Community Center was super fun – so fun that we went out for pizza and then came back, and were at the center for over 7 hours total!  The reason that it might be the find of the year for us when we don’t even live here?  Because […]

Salem’s Riverfront Carousel is tops for family fun!

choosing a carousel horse to ride

Salem’s Riverfront Carousel in western Oregon is a beautiful and fun place to take the family!   Located in a beautiful downtown area, looking out over the Riverfront Park to the waterway, and the next-door playground make the carousel is a perfect destination for some family fun, and a great place to take colorful and […]

Rock Hounding for Prisms at Crystal Park, Montana…


One of our favorite places to camp – like really camp: without restrooms, or hookups of any kind, where you have to make your own fire ring out of rocks, and there are no quiet hours (yet it is quieter than any campground we’ve ever been in) – is along the Wise River in the […]

Ride ’em cowboy! at the National Cowboy Museum, OKC…

OKC has one of our favorite museums; the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, or better known as just the National Cowboy Museum… It is unique, and has so many widely varied exhibits that there is sure to be something to please everyone in the family!  The lobby of the museum boasts the original The […]

Got me some Wild Things at the OKC Zoo!


One of the things that I love about traveling with kids of all ages (we have 9 with us, ages 2 to 18), is that we have an excuse to go anywhere! LOL!  We need to go to the children’s museums for the littles, the science museums for the middles, and unique stops like the […]