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
Our family plans to visit all 59 American National Parks (and probably some National Parks of other countries as well). We've even got a map in our dining/school area that has all the locations marked with pins, and color coding to indicate which ones we've all visited. People often ask us about where this interest came from and we expect a fair bit of National Parks related … [Read more...] about Why the National Parks?
We enjoy the outdoors, we enjoy hiking, we love nature, we like getting away from it all. When Hubby and I first met, we were apart of a larger social circle that did the camping and hiking bit. I found I just loved it. We had a lot of fun and we’ve got some fun stories. When we got married, we continued in the camping, hiking and backpacking activities. We were living in … [Read more...] about 4 things we’ve learned camping with littles