🎄 Christmas Book 📚 List

Happy December everyone! One of my favorite Christmastime childhood memories is pulling out the box of Christmas books that were stored with the rest of the Christmas decorations.  The books somehow seemed more magical because they were Christmas themed, and we only saw them once a year, and they smelled like the Christmas candles that … Continue reading 🎄 Christmas Book 📚 List

Maddi’s Fridge – Laxson Auditorium – California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico, is my alma mater. It is a beautiful campus. My favorite building on campus is Laxson Auditorium. It was built in 1930. It is so cool to see live performances here! The balconies have long been closed for seating and fitted with modern lighting fixtures. I can imagine sitting up in … Continue reading Maddi’s Fridge – Laxson Auditorium – California State University, Chico

Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolate Factory Tour – Salt Lake City, Utah

Per the suggestion of our traveling friends, The Rookie Roadsters, we couldn't resist scheduling a chocolate factory tour at Mrs. Cavanaugh’s. Our first stop on our tour was where the candy makers dip chocolates by hand, just like they did when the store first opened back in 1964. Next, we watched a video about how … Continue reading Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolate Factory Tour – Salt Lake City, Utah

Back-to-School in Our RV

We hope your new school year is off to a wonder-full start! I've taken back-to-school photos of my kiddos every year since S was 4-years-old. I used the same cardstock signs every year. It was our back-to-school tradition. As you can see in the photos below, we try not to take ourselves too seriously! 2014 … Continue reading Back-to-School in Our RV

Morning Time in Our RV

Happy first day of school everyone! If you're all done with school in your household, happy random Monday in the middle of August to you! If you already started school or haven't started yet, consider this wish belated or early! Today was the perfect time to add "morning time" back into our daily homeschool/road-school routine. … Continue reading Morning Time in Our RV

Poetry Books For Kids

Our official first day of homeschool is right around the corner. I've got homeschoolin' on my brain! I wanted to share our favorite poetry book for kids. I'm not a huge fan of poetry but I know it's really good for growing brains. Here's an article if you want to read more about that. https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5988612fe4b0bd8232029903/ampContinue reading Poetry Books For Kids

Ely KOA Journey & Northern Nevada Railway Museum – Ely, Nevada

This was our first stay at a KOA (Kampgrounds of America). We drove part of historic Highway 50, "The Loneliest Road in America", from Reno, Nevada to Ely (pronounced E-Lee), Nevada. Part of this road is also part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail. *Remind me that I want to get a map of … Continue reading Ely KOA Journey & Northern Nevada Railway Museum – Ely, Nevada

National Automobile Museum – Reno, Nevada

My parents came to visit us today! We were excited to see them and took a trip to the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada. I was impressed with the extensive and comprehensive collection of automobiles in this museum. What beautiful cars. It was a wonderful visual history lesson. It was not entirely kid-friendly as … Continue reading National Automobile Museum – Reno, Nevada

The 10 Best RV Toys for Kids

Our family of 5 has been living full-time, in our 35-ft Winnebago for about 6 months. Our kiddos are ages 5, 6 and 9. In no particular order, here are 10 of our favorite toys. 1. Legos/Lego Technic/Lego Friends - each kiddo has a small clear storage bin from Costco for their Lego collection. They … Continue reading The 10 Best RV Toys for Kids

National Donut Day 🍩

Happy National Donut Day! The following except is from, Wikipedia: National Donut Day — celebrated in the United States, is on the first Friday of June of each year, succeeding the Doughnut event created by The Salvation Armyin Chicago in 1938 to honor those of their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. They fried the donuts … Continue reading National Donut Day 🍩