Taming the Souvenir Beast…

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When traveling and visiting a new location, whether it’s a theme park, museum, zoo, or national park, all this mom is interested in taking home are great memories and breathtaking photos!  The kids, however, always seem to want an item or two (or three…) from the gift shop.  I don’t know if it’s the fact […]

Great travel games and activities, and how to take them along (part 1)…

Kids antsy in the car?  These are some of our go-to’s for road-trip friendly travel games for kids; all enthusiastically approved by my tribe, who travel over 20,000 miles a year. 😉 *Art supplies – for the younger crowd, self-contained sets of art supplies are great – I found this cute travel portfolio, which zips […]

Make your own PVC clothesline for hanging on your RV ladder…


Even though Vaughn and Jake only had a couple of days before they fly out to help Samaritan’s Purse for a month, in Alaska, they took time from getting ready to build me a lightweight PVC clothesline for RV use – to hang off our ladder and use for either hanging wash out, or for […]

Roadtrip Hacks – Lego Case…

While we are on the road year-round, for many families, it’s that time of year again…time to hit the road to visit family and take that yearly vacation/roadtrip or big family camping trip.  Whether you go by plane, train, or automobile, putting on the miles can be a trying time of listening to little voices […]

Volunteering in Georgia: Our Week…


Volunteering in Georgia… Vaughn and the bigs on the ice storm cleanup crew. Looks like trouble to me! Beth running the skidsteer.  Beth. Like I said, Trouble!  😉 Getting pointers from the guys.  She did great! Hope we’re at the correct address!!!The team leader sent Vaughn and the kids down first to make sure they […]

Phew! It’s a lot of work to find a place to live sometimes!

Last Sunday we had to say “See you this fall!” to our soldier.  While normally we would have loved to stay up in the NE and explore more, the weather was cold.  That would have been fine if we could have found a reasonably priced RV park – but the parks are mostly closed this […]

days with our soldier at Cape May…


We had the best time with our soldier before he flew out!  The last day that we had him (Sunday), we went down to the Cape May Point State Park, which really wasn’t very far since we were an hour and 45 min south of the fort.It was chilly, and we drove around with bags […]

Swimming to Shivering in less than a week…


On the Road again – after we went to Andersonville, we boondocked for the night in a Walmart parking lot.  We woke up the next morning to a low tire on the van; there was an industrial strength screw in it.  We drove it over to the Walmart tire and lube to have them fix […]

Peace River, FL – Fun times!

After our week in Orlando, we drove south a bit and spent a week at one of our favorite parks – Peace River TT in Wauchula, FL (don’t ask what big city it’s near, because it’s not near anywhere). This park is a bit unusual because over half the sites are just water and electric […]

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 […]