One Of These Days – A Song About The Paradise Camp Fire

I just came across this song about the Paradise Camp Fire and wanted to share it. *Please be advised that the lyrics contain a mild expletive. https://www.npr.org/2018/12/13/676226073/a-song-of-tribute-to-the-lost-town-of-paradise Here's the song in a YouTube video: https://youtu.be/_f_SDSBP_dk We ❤️ Paradise.

Gold Tried By The Camp Fire

Here is the story of my childhood neighbors surviving the Paradise, California Camp Fire 11/08/18. Too late to evacuate, they watched their home burn to the ground from the front lawn with their 5-year-old granddaughter. Dr. Niswonger took the photo above, it is my childhood home not long after my parents evacuated from it. http://www.fulcrum7.com/blog/2019/7/15/gold-tried-in-the-fire-literally  … Continue reading Gold Tried By The Camp Fire

Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 3)

Continued from Leoni Meadows Family Camp - Grizzly Flats, California (part 1) and Leoni Meadows Family Camp - Grizzly Flats, California (part 2). I wanted to take a moment to answer a few questions that we've been asked recently. Thank you to all our friends for asking us such great questions. What do you do … Continue reading Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 3)

Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 2)

Continued from Leoni Meadows Family Camp - Grizzly Flats, California (part 1)... Wednesday 7/03/19: After a yummy hot breakfast at the cafeteria, morning worship under the ponderosa pines, another go-cart ride and more archery practice, we headed to the climbing wall. The kiddos had a great time climbing and E completed the "junk yard" obstacle … Continue reading Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 2)

Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 1)

We spent the past week off the grid, with no cell service or internet connection. Happy belated 4th of July everyone! I have mixed feelings about being offline. On one hand, it's nice to take a break from cell phones and computers, and on the other hand, I enjoy how technology can connect us across … Continue reading Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 1)

RV Home Church & Camp Fire Recovery

I recently had two friends ask me what we were doing about church while living in our RV? That's a great question! "Thank you" to L.T. from CA, and B.M.M. from TN, for asking! Prior to living in an RV, we attended church quite regularly. If you've been following us for awhile, you might already … Continue reading RV Home Church & Camp Fire Recovery

Kings Canyon Waterfall – Carson City, Nevada

We haven't been on a hike in awhile and a Google search of "hiking for kids" in this area recommended Kings Canyon Waterfall Trail. It was 0.3 mile in and 0.3 mile out. That was really all K could handle today so it worked out pretty well. We got to ford a creek to get … Continue reading Kings Canyon Waterfall – Carson City, Nevada

RV Living Quarterly Report (June 2019) – Six Month Stats, Q&A, and Traveling Insights

We officially began living in our RV on December 14, 2018. It's our 6 month Winnebago anniversary today! That's right, any excuse for a cupcake! I do realize that I didn't write a quarterly report in March, (which would have been our 3 month Winnebago anniversary). I just hadn't felt up to blogging quite yet … Continue reading RV Living Quarterly Report (June 2019) – Six Month Stats, Q&A, and Traveling Insights

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 🍩

“The Life-Changing Magic of Losing Our Stuff” or “Six Months After the Camp Fire”

I'm going to qualify this post with the fact that we didn't lose "everything". We have friends who literally lost Everything. I know we are very lucky because the kids and I were able to grab a few things when evacuated from the Camp Fire: A pre-packed emergency bag with toothbrushes, one change of underwear … Continue reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Losing Our Stuff” or “Six Months After the Camp Fire”