Love the NPS Jr Ranger program? Check out WebRangers!

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 […]

Route 66’s Baxter Springs Museum…

While we were in the friendly little town of Baxter Springs, KS, we spent a few hours at the Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum. I ended up being disappointed that we hadn’t set aside more time to visit as we ended up having a lovely personalized tour of the museum, which was much larger […]

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 […]

Teaching ASL (American Sign Language) via Kindle…

I have always had a fascination with sign language.  It is such a beautiful way to communicate!  And pretty useful too!  Last summer, while Vaughn was working one of the 2 firework stands that we run for the 4th, a deaf man came to the stand, and showed Vaughn that he wanted some firecrackers.  Vaughn […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Kindle Educational Apps…

We get lots of questions about how we ‘do school’ on the road. While most of what we do is traditional bookwork, and we enjoy LOTS of educational destinations/field trips, one thing that we have started recently, is to supplement with Kindle educational apps. I have posted this as a new page on the blog […]