Downtown Augusta, Georgia…

Since we were near Augusta, Georgia for 2  1/2 weeks while Vaughn and the bigs volunteered, the other kids and I had some time to check out some of the area.  I knew on the night we pulled in that I would love this town – it has both a Costco and an Aldi!!!  Seriously […]

USS New Jersey…

We had our deploying soldier this past weekend.  And loved it.  We mostly just sat around and visited, ate, and laughed together.  But on Saturday, the guys headed in to Philly to tour the USS New Jersey… (technically they were not IN Philly, but close enough…)  And we always love it when we get somewhere […]

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…

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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 […]

Pensacola Naval Air Station – Home of the Blue Angels, FL…

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Our next stop was at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.  We have been here before, nearly 2 years ago, but this free museum is worth a second (or third) visit! The museum is on a base, and is easy to find. The National Naval Aviation Museum is the largest naval air museum […]

Historic Fort Conde, Mobile, AL…

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On the same block as the Exploreum, is the History Museum of Mobile.  We did not have time to check it out, but several people said it was interesting.  Lots of marine/naval stuff since Mobile is on the gulf. Then, across the street, is the site of Fort Conde. This is not the original fort, […]

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 […]

Ultimate small town/beach vacation spot – even for those of us on perpetual vacations ;)

ADuring our day on Dauphin Island, we first went to the Estuarium, then across the street to Fort Gaines.  After we toured the fort, we drove around the fort to the end of the road; it dead-ended in a small parking lot that offered public beach access with a beautiful view out into the gulf… […]

Damn the Torpedoes! Full speed ahead! …to Fort Gaines

While we were down on Dauphin Island, after our tour of the Estuarium, we hopped across the street. Literally. Across the street (easy walking distance). and spent a couple of hours exploring historic Fort Gaines… Fort Gaines has guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for over 150 years.  It, and it’s sister fort Fort Morgan, […]

Dauphin Island Sea Lab…Not your typical aquarium visit…

After our fabulous 2 weeks in Louisiana, it was time to move on; we had some friends that we wanted to see in Florida before heading north to see Greg (he’s deploying to Afghanistan in March). On the way to Florida, we stopped for a few nights in Alabama.   We crossed the state line […]