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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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

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

Kids, Travel

MLK day

Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so the kids were out of school.  We went to Charlotte to watch a Bobcats game.  I tried to take a picture of all of these little birds sitting on the barricades, but they flew away. Sadly, none of my family wanted to stay outside in the cold… Continue reading MLK day

Family, Food, Humor

Fruit Cocktail Casserole

Tonight we are eating Tater Tot Casserole.  We rarely eat casseroles; we are more of a meat, starch, and veggie family.  My children like easily identifiable food on their plate, and anything coming out of a 9x13 dish will be spread apart on their plate and analyzed.  They interrogate me:   What is this little… Continue reading Fruit Cocktail Casserole