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

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

We Have the Kids and the RV, Now What?

RVing season for those of us not retired is gearing up.  Often times I get questions from my friends or readers asking how to make the RV lifestyle easier.  The answer is always the same.  Make a plan.

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First Beach

Ideal Weekend RV Getaways in Washington State

Need some motivation to make some reservations?  Check out my favorite four destinations and start making plans for your ideal weekend RV getaway.  Don’t miss out – sites fill up fast :-).

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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!

kids at water park

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…]

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