USS Lexington & multi-generational travel!

We love being Winter Texans! We have been doing it long enough that we have favorite haunts that we take the kids to, and favorite areas that we like to visit every single year. This year we are getting to delve a bit into new territory, and rediscover some of these favorite places, like the USS […]

Visiting Fort Missoula in Zootown, Montana…

Missoula, Montana, is located halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.  This college town of approximately 70,000 people is nicknamed Zootown (for both loving and not-so-affectionate reasons).  Missoula is considered a whitewater mecca by kayakers, by summer, and  a ski haven for winter sporters.  For our family of Montana lovers, we appreciate Missoula […]

Fort Martin Scott – Fab Free Stop in Fredericksburg, Texas!

Fredericksburg, Texas is a favorite stop of ours!  We love the friendly, small town atmosphere, the German heritage and influence that seasons the area, and the fun and eclectic destinations that we have found there.   It’s hard to believe that we have never stopped by the Fort Martin Scott National Historic Site that is […]

National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, TX…

The very first year that we traveled, we discovered the National Museum of the Pacific War, and the Admiral Nimitz Museum.  Located in the Texas Hill Country, in Fredericksburg, TX, this is a must stop for history buffs and roadschoolers! The National Museum of the Pacific War has 3 distinct parts, all included in the […]

Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA…

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 […]

The Incredibly Eclectic Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego…

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 […]

Touring the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier in San Diego…

There are tons of family friendly venues in San Diego.  We had just one week  to explore; we prefer to chose a few destinations and really explore them rather than just doing quick visits to many different stops.  One of our Must-Dos in San Diego, was a visit to the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier! After […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]