Taming the Souvenir Beast…

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 […]

The UL.TIM.ATE field trip for the RV family! :)

Yesterday we drove across the northern-most part of Kansas, across secondary roads, and through lots of road construction to get to a very interesting and educational field trip!  Probably not high on everyone’s list of places to go and things to do for an afternoon, it was still the perfect, and long awaited, destination for […]

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, OKC…

While in OKC, one MUST STOP destination is the OKC National Memorial!We visited the memorial last year, but we did not visit the Museum that is located next door.  We had talked about going last year, but weren’t sure how kid appropriate it was, and we just never did it. So, this visit to OKC, […]

Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, OKC…

Located in downtown OKC are the beautiful and relaxing Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory.  The gardens are a full city block of beautifully landscaped acreage, complete with tiered levels, and a small lake…Located in the middle of Myriad Botanical Gardens, is the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. The conservatory is a unique, 70 […]

Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Oklahoma…

One of the many things that we love about traveling, is all the National Parks we get to visit; and we loved the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  We love the variety of experiences, historical lessons, and beautiful scenery that they offer, and we also enjoy participating in the NPS’s Jr. Ranger program.  The Jr. Ranger […]

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 […]

Science Museum Oklahoma…

We’ve been in limbo in OKC for a couple of weeks while waiting to either volunteer with storm shelter installs, or to head home, because as much as we don’t want to, it’s time to go back to Montana and get to work.  We don’t, as much as we would love to, have online or […]

Learning about Bible translator/missionary transportation at JAARS!

While we were in North Carolina, we really wanted to go to the JAARS headquarters.  JAARS is an acronym for Jungle Aviation and Radio Services, and JAARS is affiliated with Wycliffe Bible Translators, who we visited while we were in Orlando (if you haven’t read about our wonderful Wycliffe experience, you can go to that […]

Getting our ‘ Eastern Pioneer’ fix…

…which is much different than a Western Pioneer fix!  😉     While we were family camping at Tanglewood RV park, we were located nice and close to Winston-Salem; this gave us a great chance to explore the area!  We drove in one day to see their downtown area.  Our first stop before heading to Old […]