Mama! I Have Kemah in My Face! – The Kemah Boardwalk, Texas

Looking back at the brief time I lived in Houston over a decade ago, Kemah was a bright spot. When we decided to spend a few days in the Houston/Galveston area, I knew we’d need to spend some time at the Kemah Boardwalk. In fact, it was the first place we headed when we got […]

Scoot Your Boots Out of Houston! – A Daytrip to Galveston, Texas

When you are visiting Houston, you can only put up with your kids nagging you to go to the Gulf for so long.  It doesn’t matter how much culture or knowledge you pack in those little brains it seems that all they want is to hit the beach! We were only in Galveston for a […]

Travel is an Education : Homeschool at Home, Unschooling on the Road

I’ve talked briefly about how we are homeschooling before. The whole concept is a little ironic. I was homeschooled in high school and feel I didn’t receive nearly as good of an education or experience as I would have in public school. It has made me an outspoken opponent of it, and then… I am […]

Visiting Kodiak, Alaska’s Past, Present and Future – Part Two

(Read Falling in Love with Kodiak – Part One) I am not sure what happened between the 1940’s and the 1990’s, but somewhere along the way the story of Alaska and World War II became lost to the public.  While I knew about the Japanese-American interments in California, I did not know about the forcible evacuation and internment of […]

Falling in Love with Kodiak, Alaska – Part One

For months I had been planning my summer trip to Kodiak, Alaska and I was excited.  I told everyone I ran into that I was headed there, and without exception they questioned me on my choice of destinations.  I was somewhat at a loss – there was no particular reason I could point to.  Somewhere […]