Custer’s Last Stand at the Battle of Little Bighorn

I had no idea what to expect when we planned this trip. Reading about historical battleground sites led me to believe we would walk up to a big open field and just stand there, staring out into the vast openness, feeling uninspired. For me, this place offered more. Observing history outside of a book is incredibly fascinating for me and I love sharing that excitement with my family.

The Battle of Little Bighorn took place in June of 1876 and was part of The Sioux War of 1876. During this two day battle, a force of 700 men lead by Lt. Col. George A. Custer suffered a defeat to the Native Americans. Including Custer, a total of 263 U.S. Army lives were lost. Ultimately, the United States prevailed against the Native Americans who were shuffled to reservations, forever changing their way of life.  [Read more…]

26 Big Sky Montana

Travel to Twilight!!

I am excited about our final beach trip of the summer to La Push, WA.  We visit every year and it is one of our favorite places to visit in Washington.

La Push is a great family destination.  We always go in August for better chances of warm weather.  We continue to stay at Quileute Oceanside Resort and love the proximity to the beach – literally a 20 second walk.  The resort has two sides for RV sites.  The older larger side and the newer side.  We prefer the newer section.   Have friends or family that want to join your time in La Push but they don’t have an RV?  Quileute Oceanside Resort has cabins and a hotel as well!

The beaches around La Push are beautiful.  Directly by La Push is First, Second, and Third Beach.  First Beach is adjacent to the resort.  Second and Third beaches are a short hike through the forest and offer more amazing views.  Plus there is Rialto Beach where I have seen the best [Read More…]

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Weekend Getaway Exploring Wenatchee and Leavenworth

Our weather in the Pacific Northwest has been nothing short of amazing. Perfect time to hook up the trailer and head out on a road trip. This time we drove east of the Cascade Mountains to explore the Wenatchee area.

Our basecamp was the Wenatchee River County Park, or WRCP. Love this place. WRCP has a great facility with easy access from State Highway 2 in Monitor, Washington. Laid out like a park with large lawns for spreading out and plenty of room for the kids to run. My favorite loop is [Read More…]

 

Pioneer Village

North Texas Jellystone RV Park

Our excellent Texas adventure continues…..

From San Antonio, we took a U-turn on IH35 and headed north.  We had initially reserved a spot at another RV park in Arlington, until my smart sister-in-law suggested I look up Jellystone in Burleson.  On the drive up, I called, and by some miracle, they had a RV spot available for the 18 days we needed.  We decided to not tell the kids and surprise them on our change of plans.  Boy, were they surprised!

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My three boys with their cousin

Jellystone was a dream come true for my kids.  There is SO much to do here for all ages: [Read more…]

The Alamo City – San Antonio, Texas

Our next stop on our Tour of Texas was the City of San Antonio.

I was actually born in San Antonio an undisclosed number of years ago 🙂 and a large portion of my extended family still live in that area.  I was excited to return with my husband and kids to have several reunions of sorts.  Since moving away from Texas 10 years ago, sadly there were still some family members who had never met two of my kiddos!  So we divided our time by visiting family, sightseeing and eating out.

San Antonio is a unique city with a lot of cultural and historical influences.  One of the most popular is of course, The Alamo.  Any time the kids and I can get out and experience history rather than just read about it is a top priority for my family.

Grandma and the boys at The Alamo

Grandma and the boys at The Alamo

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