camping, Family, Out West, Travel

Car Trouble in Paradise

After ONE YEAR (no kidding) of planning and preparation and a full week of packing, cooking and loading the camper, today was the day. Phones? Check. Maps? Check. TripTik? Check. National Park Pass? Check. Camper Hitched? Check. 8 Million Books to Read? Check. Full Tank of Gas? Check. LET'S GO! With a prayer for safe… Continue reading Car Trouble in Paradise

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Family, Kids, Travel

Hamilton at the Fox

  Hamilton May 26 and 27 Mom knew how much Emma loved listening to Hamilton and decided to take her to see it when it came to Atlanta.  She let me and Jack (who also enjoys it) tag along too. She and I conferred and she bought tickets and hotel accommodations in November. Saturday She… Continue reading Hamilton at the Fox

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

Maine Camping Trip, Travel

Tomorrow We Drive

The camper is in the driveway, the luggage has been pulled out of storage... we are leaving tomorrow for our camping trip in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Isle in Maine.  The trip takes almost 19 hours from our home in South Carolina, so we will break it up by staying tomorrow night in… Continue reading Tomorrow We Drive

Family, Out West, Travel

Day Two: Keystone, SD to Billings, MT

Good morning, South Dakota! We woke up, packed up, and went on the hunt for a substantial breakfast in Keystone.  TripAdvisor suggested the Powder House, and it did not disappoint! Some of us had the regular fare of pancakes and bacon, and some of us had trout and bison for breakfast.  It was all delicious… Continue reading Day Two: Keystone, SD to Billings, MT