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Welcome to New York (Road Trip Day 3)!

Welcome to New York (Road Trip Day 3)!

While planning our road trip (click HERE for our previous stop), we hadn’t considered visiting anywhere further north than Pennsylvania. But, as it got closer, the idea to pop up to NYC occurred to us, and we knew we just had to make it happen!  […]

Our Wild Visit to Hollywild Animal Park!

Our Wild Visit to Hollywild Animal Park!

Thanks to some of Troy’s coworkers, we learned about a cool and different animal park located in upstate South Carolina. It isn’t too far from us, so we decided to try it out. And, are we so glad we did! It was an experience we […]

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Continuing on our giant road trip; after exploring downtown historic Philadelphia (read about all that HERE), we drove out of the big city towards King of Prussia and Valley Forge.  I know I had learned about Valley Forge in American History and throughout my school […]

Exploring Downtown Philadelphia, PA- Part 2

Exploring Downtown Philadelphia, PA- Part 2

We really enjoyed our visit to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! I think I make it quite obvious because I took a million pictures, and I had to split this adventure into TWO blog posts! If you haven’t read Part 1 of our explorations of historic Philly, click […]

Exploring Downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Part 1

Exploring Downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Part 1

If you’ve been following along, our summer 2018 road trip started with a visit to Gettysburg National Military Park, then an afternoon spent enjoying Hershey’s Chocolate World, which wrapped up Day 1. We stayed in Bensalem, Pennsylvania (about 20 minutes from downtown Philly), where my […]

A Morning in Gettysburg

A Morning in Gettysburg

Summer 2018 was a busy one for our family. We planned a huge 10 day road trip for the end of July and into August to explore some of the East Coast’s historic cities and sites. We are all about road trips and long vacations, […]

Our Howling Fun Time at Great Wolf Lodge-Atlanta

Our Howling Fun Time at Great Wolf Lodge-Atlanta

What do we do when our camping plans get rained out?? We head to the Great Wolf Lodge for a weekend of indoor fun! It was a last minute decision, but we were able to find a good deal. We really couldn’t pass it up! […]

Falling in Love with Helen, Georgia- Part 2

Falling in Love with Helen, Georgia- Part 2

We found Helen, Georgia by word of mouth from some friends and co-workers. They all said it was a great little place, and we would probably really like it. If you haven’t read it already, check out the first part of this trip by clicking […]

Falling in love with Helen, Georgia- Part 1

Falling in love with Helen, Georgia- Part 1

I have been missing the mountains quite a bit lately. Being able to escape the city, the heat, and breathe the fresh mountain air was a favorite past time for our family while we were in Idaho and Utah. The mountains in the Southeast are […]

50 States Checklist Printable

50 States Checklist Printable

This summer we were able to take quite a few family road trips, and mark a bunch of states off of our checklist!  I figured we needed an easy, printable list, so I whipped one up. The kids each printed one and were able to […]

Exploring Historic Fort Pulaski National Monument

Exploring Historic Fort Pulaski National Monument

If you’ve been reading for a while, you have probably noticed we like to explore historic sites, and lately we’ve been visiting a lot of forts! First, it started with Star Fort, then Castillo de San Marcos, next Fort Sumter, and now we can cross Fort Pulaski […]

Wandering through Wormsloe Plantation

Wandering through Wormsloe Plantation

There is seriously so much history and beauty in and around Savannah, Georgia! I couldn’t get enough of the trees, the Spanish Moss, and the old streets. I could have stayed for a long time just taking pictures of, well, EVERYTHING!  One of the places […]


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