Empire Mine State Historic Park – California

We couldn’t pass up an opportunity to visit the Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley, California. coincidentally, it tied perfectly to our current audiobook, Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry. We hope you enjoy our photos. old gas pump value of gold a peek down the mine shaft use of mules … Continue reading Empire Mine State Historic Park – California


Photos taken by my husband

Cloud Rainbow

I don’t remember seeing a rainbow like this before… my 10-year-old daughter took the photo from her vantage point in the backseat of the truck.

Magpie Building a Nest

We were blessed to observe 2 magpies building their nest of sticks for science class this week.

These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty! – Cooking in Our RV

I found this post in my drafts folder. I'm not sure what happened and why I never published it. I think I might've gotten stuck at the end and never wrote a conclusion. It's got some cute throwback photos so here it is several years late: I mentioned that I missed my kitchen, and that … Continue reading These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty! – Cooking in Our RV

American Girl: Tenney 2017 – Nashville, Tennessee Unit Study

“As I sang, I felt the aching and loss in the song’s lyrics, and I poured my own sadness into my voice. It made me feel better. I was still sad, but I felt connected to my [family] - as if the music made us all part of something bigger.” Tenney by Kellen Hertz (Pg. … Continue reading American Girl: Tenney 2017 – Nashville, Tennessee Unit Study

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