Seriously, at Mammoth Cave National Park, the caves are optional. Yes, they are magnificent and the history is extensive. They are BIG. But when you've got a little with you, consider their point of view. They aren't going to understand the history and everything will be in their face... the rocks, other people's bums. Its dark, its dank. And, unlike Carlsbad Caverns National … [Read more...] about The Caves are Optional
Last week, we went camping at Mammoth Cave National Park! Its not what most people do at this Park, we know. We did go through the caves back when Little Man was little, but he did not enjoy the caves at all. We had to carry him and he was the right height to get everything in the face... rocks, other people's bums, etc. But, on that trip, we realized what a beautiful park it … [Read more...] about Camping at Mammoth Cave National Park
We have a goal to visit all the US National Parks with all our kids. That's a big goal. But it's also one we can't work towards every day. This post is about how we keep ourselves motivated and keep working towards this big goal throughout the day-to-day grind of life. Keep the camping desire burning One of the first things I did when we decided to make this a family goal … [Read more...] about Keeping the Fire Burning
We love the National Parks, I hope that's already clear. But there are a lot of reasons we love them - one of those reasons is that they are affordable vacations. This is a cost breakdown on one particular trip. It is a little dated, in that we only had one child with us on this one - Little Man was almost two and we hadn't adopted yet. He eats a lot more now. We also … [Read more...] about A National Parks Trip in Review
Camp in the back yard! Yes, we like camping. There is something about getting away from it all. Why National Parks? How do you do it with Littles? Yep, those are important. But when life won't let you take the 10 hour drive to the nearest National Park, make use of the outdoors you have in your yard. If you have a yard... We knew that when we bought a house, we wanted a … [Read more...] about When you can’t get to the National Park…..