Watchman Woes

So the last post was kind of a cliffhanger, right? Will the husband get the job done and reserve a campsite as requested? Well, here's how it all played out: 10:00 a.m. -- In the midst of plugging headphones into iPads and trying to log each kindergartener into their reading app (a task that can… Continue reading Watchman Woes

camping, Out West, Travel

I have reservations

Just a brief note, basically to remind myself what a nut I have been with reserving campground sites for our trip. For each campground on recreation.gov, you can reserve a campsite exactly six months before the date you plan on camping. So Tuesday was our first go-round with North Rim Campground. I got up ready… Continue reading I have reservations

camping, Out West, Travel

In Six Months>>>

Long ago in a state far, far to the east, a girl had a dream.  Her dream was to touch the rim of the Grand Canyon, to hike through the Narrows in Zion, to watch the light change in the Antelope Canyon, to see hoodoos and the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend. This week, that dream… Continue reading In Six Months>>>

Maine Camping Trip, Travel

Road Trip to Acadia: Part Three

After taking a bit of a recovery day on our first full day in Acadia, we were ready to get out and explore on Day Two.  We had a fishing/sightseeing tour scheduled for 1:00, so we decided to drive up to Cadillac Mountain in the morning just to take in the views. The day was… Continue reading Road Trip to Acadia: Part Three


Road Trip to Acadia: Part One

Day One: Spartanburg to Annapolis, MD It seems like the hardest part of taking a vacation is actually getting on the road. When we hitched the van to the camper to finally leave town, it was very inconsistent starting.  We swung by a car parts store and hoped it was just the battery, which turned… Continue reading Road Trip to Acadia: Part One