Visiting Legoland FL – Our Traveling Tribe

We just finished up a lovely visit to Florida.  So far, it’s been the only ‘hot’ weather we have had!  So we took advantage of it! We spent a week near Orlando; a few days were chilly and rainy, but we did manage to spend 2 days in the pool… We took advantage of every […]

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 […]

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 […]

Audubon Zoo, NOLA (that’s New Orleans, Louisiana ;) )…

During our 2 weeks in Louisiana, we were able to spend 5 days at the Bayou Segnette State Park near New Orleans.  A couple of those days were spent visiting New Orleans. One of the days that we went into NOLA, we stopped at the Audubon Nature Institute’s Zoo. Located in what is now the […]

Tabasco factory tour & Zoosiana, Lafayette, Louisiana…

On our last day in Lafayette, we decided to head a little south to New Iberia, were we had the Best house tour ever before hitting the Tabasco factory tour !  (If you missed my post on it, you can find our Rip Van Winkle post here…) Afterwards, we drove over to Avery Island to […]

More family fun in Lafayette, Louisiana…

After we visited Vermilionville, we decided to stop just up the street at the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center (National Historic Park).   Vaughn liked it right off because (get ready for a rabbit trail)…  We ate lunch after we had finished touring Vermilionville, and since we hadn’t brought toothbrushes, the gum was handed around […]

The Biedenharn Museum (loved the Bible Museum. seriously.)


While we were in Monroe, Louisiana, we had to stop at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens… The Biedenharn Gardens is located on the property of Joseph Biedenharn, who in 1894, expanded his candy company and became the first person to bottle Coca-Cola.  He lived in Monroe, with his wife and daughter, and was active in […]

Chennault Aviation Museum, Monroe, LA…


While we were visiting the hometown of Duck Commanders, we drove just a couple of miles up the road to what was a fav Louisiana stop for my guys.  Located in Monroe, the Chennault Aviation Museum is a fantastic stop for any history/military buff.  Needless to say, my tribe LOVED it.  And actually, I still […]

Duck Commander headquarters and Beth’s 18th b-day!

Super fun stop if you are a Duck Commander fan!

Last weekend, we HAD to visit West Monroe, Louisiana while we were in the vicinity (which according to my kids is about a 300 mile radius) – W Monroe was close enough to our RV park near Houston, apparently. Why (?) do you ask.  Well, if you have to ask, you probably won’t get it. […]

Rip Van Winkle Gardens = Best ever house tour!!!

We have spent the last few days staying at a private RV park near Lafayette, Louisiana (I’ll go back and share our Monroe, LA visit later, but I had to tell you about the wonderful place we went today!).  We have been exploring here too, and today we went to 3 different destinations to check […]