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One of the activities that we actively pursued in our RV travels is to visit as many state and National Parks as we can.  The kids do the National Park Service’s Jr. Ranger programs at many of the national parks, and most of the kids have over 100 badges/patches.  We really enjoy the programs as they are generally […]

Jr Ranger program 101…

During the 5 years that we have been on the road, one of the activities that we have consistently tried to do is to visit our country’s National Parks no matter where we are at.  We want to introduce our children to the wonders of God’s creation, and we love that National Parks make that […]

George Washington Carver National Monument, MO…

One of the days that Vaughn was gone driving for Samaritan’s Purse, the kids and I took a little road trip.  Baxter Springs is on Route 66, and we followed that highway into Missouri, through the little town of… and into…where we drove by the new Joplin hospital, which is still getting the final touches […]

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 […]

Guilford Courthouse National Battlefield, Greensboro, NC…

Just up the road from the Greensboro Science Center, is the Guilford Courthouse National Battlefield; the location of a Revolutionary War battle on March 15, 1781. While there is nothing left of the small courthouse that once stood on the grounds, the acreage where a decisive battle between the British and the Americans once raged […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Green Turtle release…

We love Padre!  And they love having kids out there.  One day the rangers sent over a message for the camp hosts to invite us to a turtle release they would be having the next day.  So before lunch, we drove (it’s not very far, we were just running late) to the visitor’s center, then walked […]

Spoiled…

While we were on Padre, we had ‘George’ over for dinner quite a bit (because we caught lots of salt water catfish! LOL!).  When any of the fishermen on the beach would get a bite, George would fly or run down to the beach and stop just behind and off to the side, of the fisherman.  George […]