Tag: family life

No Excuses: How Season Tickets Helped Us Reclaim Date Night

We're re-learning how to have fun together and reminding each other that we are more than just Mom and Dad: we're best friends, lovers, and life-long companions who still enjoy the things we did when we were 19-year-olds falling in love. The difference is now we have the ability...

When You Can’t Go Camping: A Day Trip To Brazos Bend

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...

Our First Spring Break in Texas

It wasn’t the first or the last time that camping would give us the opportunity to see places and do things that we normally wouldn’t do, and as we drove back to the campground for dinner and a campfire, I was thankful that we had made the decision to...

A Spring Break Trip to Mammoth Cave

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...

Spring Break 2019 – Austin Adventures

We discovered the beauty of combining camping and sightseeing a long time ago. When we first got married, camping trips were just weekend getaways. Then Jeff suggested a trip to Yellowstone. Ever since that whirlwind trip during the early years of our marriage, we have frequently used camping as...