Touring Nashville, TN

As tag-along travelers, the kiddos are I were So So lucky to get to stay at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN. There was so much to do, so we divided our time in Nashville between resort activities (Day #2 - Tuesday, #5 Friday, and #6 Saturday) and city activities (Day #1 - Monday, … Continue reading Touring Nashville, TN

Long Road Trip Survival Tips

We are a family that likes to travel. We like to explore new places and meet new people. We like to revisit favorite places and visit old friends. Sometimes we find ourselves on a long road trip to get wherever it is we want to go. Here are our road trip survival tips ranked in … Continue reading Long Road Trip Survival Tips

Nashville, Tennessee – Unit Study

We’ve got big news here at our homeschool, my husband and I decided that the kiddos and I are going to tag along on my husband’s work trip to Nashville this year! We are so excited! When an opportunity this this pops up, it dramatically changes our homeschool plans. We are totally dropping everything else … Continue reading Nashville, Tennessee – Unit Study

Extreme Book Nerd for Kids 2022 – #2

Our middle daughter (age 10) recently completed the library's 2022 Extreme Book Nerd Challenge for Kids by reading 25 books (at least 100 pages long) in specific categories. She earned a paperless writing tablet just like her big brother. The challenge lists 26 categories, and she got to choose which category to skip. Here are … Continue reading Extreme Book Nerd for Kids 2022 – #2

Glacier National Park, Montana – Day 2

My husband set his alarm and got us all up dark and early so we could have a chance at getting a parking space at Logan Pass. Many of the popular spots were totally full by 10 am the day before and the Logan Pass parking lot was blocked and monitored by Park Rangers. Heavens … Continue reading Glacier National Park, Montana – Day 2

Glacier National Park, Montana – Day 1

We had made reservations at St. Mary KOA back in December and it was finally time for our visit to Glacier National Park. St. Mary KOA was conveniently located about 5 minutes from the East entrance to Glacier National Park and a visitor center. sun’s in our eyes photos - better luck tomorrow… We drove … Continue reading Glacier National Park, Montana – Day 1

Henry’s Lake State Park, Idaho

After another basement flooding debacle thwarted out plans for a weekend getaway to Coeur d’Alene, we found ourselves traveling a shorter distance to Henry’s Lake State Park over the holiday weekend. We took a short flat walk along the slough but it was exposed and hot and the air was smokey and we ended up … Continue reading Henry’s Lake State Park, Idaho

Ranch Loop Trail – Harriman State Park, Idaho

This feature photo of a pair of Trumpeter swan was taken by my husband. They were the highlight of our trip to Harriman State Park. A spur-of-the-moment, Sabbath excursion (last weekend) to get some forest bathing in God’s great outdoors took us to Harriman State Park. Our second hike was the mostly flat, 1.5 mile … Continue reading Ranch Loop Trail – Harriman State Park, Idaho

John Muir Trail – Harriman State Park, Idaho

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks” - John Muir A spur-of-the-moment, Sabbath excursion to get some forest bathing in God’s great outdoors took us to Harriman State Park. Our first hike was the mostly flat, 1-mile John Muir Trail, which is a loop that starts near the visitor center. … Continue reading John Muir Trail – Harriman State Park, Idaho

Camp MiVoden – Family Camp

We were excited to have the opportunity to attend family camp at MiVoden on beautiful Hayden Lake. Family camp is like a sleep away summer camp but for the whole family instead of just for kiddos. We jam packed our week with many of the fun activities offered at the camp. There were lots of … Continue reading Camp MiVoden – Family Camp