A good life needs both work and play. Better still to play and work simultaneously! A bit of both worlds! During the day (and right times of year) I get to teach classes about logical argumentation. Last semester, I spent a day with my classes considering an argument put forward by Christopher Ketchum here. The NPS faces budget constraints and growing demand for more … [Read more...] about Work and Play
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…..
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?