Travel Journal: Buffalo National River Part Two – Rain, Rain Go Away
After two pretty challenging travel days we were thrilled to start settling into our campsite in America’s first national river, the Buffalo. The Buffalo also happens to be where I grew up camping and, so to be back for the first time with Jason and the boys was really something special.... Read more
Travel Journal: Buffalo National River Part One: The Journey

This trip to the Buffalo had the making of being a little epic, little did I know it was going to be full blown epic.

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Travel Journal: Mammoth Cave National Park
One of the National Park locations Jason and I have been dying to get to is Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park. For years we have talked about camping near the caves and showing the boys a wondrous world underground, so when the opportunity came for us to spend several days... Read more
Travel Journal: On the Road to Nashville

Once we had to say goodbye to Fort Pickens in Pensacola Beach, Florida, we began making our way north to Nashville, Tennessee which was part of the larger trip home to Chicago.

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Travel Journal: Coming Home to Chicago 
Pictured: Jack cheering at the site of the CTA as we made our way into Chicago after months away.  We came home to Chicago almost eight weeks ago for a scheduled stop, and as I write this our trip is coming to an end and we are packing up... Read more
Travel Journal: Hot Springs National Park

I don’t know what I was expecting from Hot Spring National Park, but it wasn’t what I laid eyes on when we first arrived.

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The Gulf Coast Road Trip Part 3: Pensacola, Florida

The Pensacola area has so much for anyone in the family. Beaches, wildlife, water sports, historic sites, and modern military muscle…especially for the veteran, it’s a must-visit, and the perfect culmination to our Gulf Coast adventure.

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The Gulf Coast Road Trip Part 2: The Mississippi Coast

From New Orleans, we started to make our way east, first for two nights at Buccaneer State Park in Waveland, Mississippi, near Bay St. Louis.

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The Gulf Coast Road Trip Part 1: New Orleans
Our whole life is a road trip, that’s kind of the point of what we’re doing, but this last month we journeyed along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in an epic adventure that felt like it had its own beginning, middle, and end. Originally our plan... Read more