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Time to take our new rv home and move in!

Our New Home…

If you’ve been following our happenings over on facebook, you know that lately we’ve been a little distracted with all that has been going on!  We have been on the lookout for a new family friendly toy hauler for our tribe.  We found the new RV that we wanted to call home, which meant a […]

Fort Martin Scott in Fredericksburg, TX was a fun and free find during our recent visit to TX Hill Country. Great history lesson!

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 […]

The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas is a top stop for history buffs! |

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 […]

building sandcastles |

Redneck sandcastle building…

While we were at Padre Island National Seashore this year, we had the opportunity to attend a sandcastle building class with the ‘Port Aransas Sandcastle Guy’.  Port Aransas is a small ocean-side town located just north of Padre Island, on Mustang Island.  The PA Sandcastle Guy came to out to Padre and gave lessons one […]

There are several sets of cables on the way to the peak at Picacho Peak State Park! |

Picacho Peak State Park in Arizona – a family fav with us!

The first year that we traveled, we didn’t know where to go or what to do.  We were just winging it. and loving the adventure of it all. When our first state park didn’t end up being a good fit for us (thanks to some creepy stalker taking pics of our little girls), we moved […]

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Palm Springs Air Museum |

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 […]

Tuzigoot has a great Jr. Ranger program (and they stock JR items in their gift shop!)|

Visiting Tuzigoot National Monument in northern Arizona…

When we visit northern Arizona, we usually stay at the Thousand Trails RV Resort in Cottonwood.  We love that it is right in the center of so many things to do!  Go west, and you drive through the quaint little town of Jerome, and take a winding, gorgeous desert drive over to Flagstaff (where our […]

Our Sedona hikers! |

Hiking Cathedral Rock, Sedona, Arizona… with kids…

Gorgeous Cathedral Rock, near Sedona, Arizona, is one of the most photographed landscapes in Arizona; the photographs coming from there are stunning. Seeing it in person is inspiring. Enjoying it with your family is nothing short of spectacular! Hiking Cathedral Rock with kids in tow, has made some of our favorite memories! We love the northern […]

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Practicing shooting at the Clark County Shooting Range in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Family Friendly Clark County Shooting Complex, Las Vegas, NV…

This year, we spent some time in Nevada.   Our oldest son came to travel with us for a few weeks, and we met him in Las Vegas.  Las Vegas isn’t exactly the most family friendly town – in fact, it’s one of our least favorite places to visit!  But, there are a few family-friendly […]

Playground equipment at the Phoenix RV Campground in Salem, OR

Phoenix RV Park in Salem, Oregon…

After we spent two wet and rainy weeks on the coast, near Pacific City, OR, we were ready for a change.   So we pulled up the jacks and drove to Salem a few days early.  We would be volunteering in Salem, but had a few days to kill before then. We had done some […]

The Wise River area of sw MT is a gorgeous scenic byway drive!

Wise River, Montana and the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway…

There are so many beautiful areas to discover in the northwest, but one of our very favorites is the Wise River, Montana area!  Wise River is a gorgeous valley river that meanders through the southwest corner of Montana.  It stretches out for miles, snaking its way over rocks and between mountains.  For part of it’s […]

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It’s time for a new house…

Our family has been fulltime RVing for over 5 and a half years!  Even tho we have just 8 kids along for the ride right now, all 12 of our children have traveled fulltime with us.   During that time we have had good times and bad.  It seems like no matter what your life […]

More of the Best Educational Apps for the Kindle Fire…

Here are a few more educational apps for the Kindle Fire that we have found and love for screen schooling.  These are in addition to the apps listed under the “Best Educational Apps for Schooling with the Kindle Fire” button that is in our right sidebar.  These will be added to that list soon, but […]

sauteing bacon and veggies, in the Instant Pot. for rice and beans.

RV Kitchen Tips – Instant Pot

One of the hardest things about fulltime traveling has been the challenges that I face with trying to cook for a (larger than average) family in our small rv kitchen!  There are certain kitchen tools that made my job much easier in the house, that I just don’t have room for in the rv! Our […]

stacking bags of soup mix to be packed in barrels for shipment.

Volunteering at YWAM’s Gleanings for the Hungry…

We spent two and a half weeks volunteering at YWAM’s Gleanings for the Hungry in Dinuba, California.  Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a non-denominational Christian organization that encompasses a bunch of different ministries including lots of DTSs (Discipleship Training Schools) and mission trips. *You can read more about why we volunteer on the road, […]

so fun we stayed and clammed until sunset!

Clamming near Florence, Oregon…

Florence, Oregon, holds a special place in our hearts.  It is one of the first places that we stopped and spent time in on our first month on the road!  It was where we first heard of, and tried, sand boarding, it’s where we spent days and days clamming and crabbing, and it’s where we […]

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