Photo Adventure – Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park with Children

It was Luke’s turn to pick where we went on vacation, and he said he “wanted to see a volcano.”  Ok then!  After consulting with my favorite travel consultant, Gary – who happened to be visiting at the time, we narrowed down our choices.  After talking everything through, we settled on Volcanoes National Park on […]

Photo Adventure – Caprock Canyons State Park in the Texas Panhandle

We make the drive from Dallas to Amarillo quite relatively often.  James’ parents live there, and the children like to visit the farm whenever they can.  The only thing that keeps us from going more often is the long drive.  It is about 8 hours between their rural home and our cookie cutter suburb, and […]

How to Get to Alaska National Park Sites

Alaska has a lot of great National Parks – but they are ridiculously hard to get to. Most of them are accessible by bush plane and the cost can be high. Some of the parks get less a minuscule amount of visitors as a result. Not all of the parks are hard to reach. Kenai […]

A Day of Farm Fun at Homestead Farms in Fort Worth, Texas

I think it is important for children to understand where their food comes from.  While we have a garden at home and they understand how we grow vegetables, I wasn’t sure if they were fully understanding the connection between animals and meat and dairy products. It is also important for me to get the kids […]

Photo of the Week : Prairie Dog in Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma

Prairie dogs are so fun to watch.  They pop up, look around and then take off.  We had a blast watching them on the afternoon we checked out the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Southwest Oklahoma.  It was spring, the flowers were in full bloom, and the heat of the summer had not yet arrived. […]