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
The end of school arrives, with only a few minor administrative details left to wrap up. A chance for a little relaxation, but that also means we need to plan a bit for summer. Rest and Relaxation If anyone wonders why I didn't post anything last Friday, that happened because I was on a church men's retreat. The woods gave a good relaxing atmosphere (and some allergens) … [Read more...] about Summer Vacation?
Week in Review
Spring Break! For years, spring break was a welcome opportunity to catch up on sleep and maybe enjoy an adventure. This year, adventure meant a trip up to Wisconsin to spend time with family. Snugglebug hadn't flown previously and he did a marvelous job. We had good timing and enjoyed a significant snowfall (~6 inches). Little Man got to play in the snow while I got to … [Read more...] about Week in Review
A National Parks Trip in Review
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