Yellowstone sprawls. It’s the biggest of our National Parks …. and so I found it ironic that there’s another National Park just outside its borders! When I heard this, my first thought was… “that’s so goofy! Why didn’t they just make Yellowstone a bit bigger and include the Grand Tetons?” But .. ah.. the product … Continue reading Grand Tetons… “Moody Beauty”
So far, I have to admit. RV life hasn’t really been what I expected at the beginning of our adventure. It really has had its twists and turns (figuratively and literally) every day. So instead of writing a “typical” blog post, I’m gonna do a Q&A. How do you feel about riding in the RV … Continue reading RV Life Part II: Driving, Sleeping, and the Godawful Stenches that make you Sick
Hi, I’m Piper and I am going to be writing Part 1 of “RV life” and Alexander is writing part 2, so you can look forward to reading that as well. I am covering eating, riding in the RV, the pros and cons of riding in the RV, and my thoughts, without holding anything back! … Continue reading RV Life Part I: the Struggles of Living in Close Quarters.
Yellowstone is one of the most geothermally active places the world. We explored many areas in the park featuring geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots. Joe, being the kid at heart that he is, kept wanting to touch the run off at all the geysers and hot springs we visited to test the temperature … Continue reading Yellowstone: Geysers and hot springs and mud pots, oh my!
There are many different kinds of wildlife in Yellowstone including, bison, wolves, badgers, elk, bears, birds, squirrels, wolverine, lynx, pronghorns, Meese, mountain lions, coyote, and more. Sometimes, you see them from a distance minding their own business, sometimes you see their young almost drown, and sometimes, very rarely, you see them attacking our own species. … Continue reading Yellowstone Wildlife: America’s Serengeti
Cut to Friday morning, June 19. At 6:20am, I unplug the 30′ RV from our KOA power-tether, plant myself behind the wheel, and start driving for an hour while everyone else sleeps. It’s the only way to guarantee we’ll get our monster-vehicle all the way to the farthest-in parking lot along the Going to the … Continue reading Glacier Nat’l Park: Welcome to the wilderness
When we had to abort our 4-month trip to Africa & the Middle East, Joe was crushed — he was so excited for 4 months with family exploring more of the world. Since returning home, he has been brainstorming backup options. His parents used to dream about driving across the US in an RV… something … Continue reading YES! We’re On the Road Again!
Why would a 12 year-old make a phone app?! Unlike most families, we have a family rule where in order to get a phone, you have to make a phone app and get 100 downloads. NO exceptions. I’ve been working and thinking about this app since December 2018, but have been working hard on it … Continue reading I Made A Phone App… Need 100 Downloads
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Four-and-a-half years ago we pulled our kids out of 6th Grade and 2nd Grade … for a 9-month trip around the world.
We toured the eastern USA … spent 4-months on Semester at Sea, a college study-abroad program that functioned as a “floating classroom” … and wandered on our own for another 3 months through Europe.
We homeschooled our kids … rode camels… ate mopani worms and puffin. We reached Barfcon 12.
It was truly amazing! Click the links at right to learn more.