Last weekend, while Jeff was off working in Connecticut and I was running kids to soccer games and trying to clean and lesson plan and just get our lives back into order, I realized that it had been a month since our last camping trip and we were over a month away from our planned … Continue reading When You Can’t Go Camping: A Day Trip To Brazos Bend
Because our goal is to visit as many new places as possible, it is frequently difficult to pick favorite trips and locations, even though we do have them. But the fact that we returned to Mammoth Cave National Park twice in our childless years (and then once in our parenting years) is a pretty clear indicator that we have deep appreciation for both the national park and the surrounding area. We were also absolutely certain that our kids would love their experience in the park as much as we had on our previous two visits.
We were only a couple weeks into the school year when our fourth grade daughter came home with an announcement: "This year we get to do a city project and I want to do Austin!" I looked at her a little skeptically. After all, she had just started Texas state history and I was certain … Continue reading Prepping for Our Austin Spring Break Mini-Vacation