Family Roadtrip | Sabbatical Year

We are on a year-long sabbatical traveling around the U.S. in an 1985 Winnebago. We are visiting interesting places, learn new skills and take time to enjoy…
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Summertime
How to enjoy camp during a Maine summer.
We made it to Maine. Can you believe it? We were ahead of schedule, I got my ugly tooth temporarily fixed and we were at graduation as scheduled. Maine, Family Roadtrip, Little People, Being Ugly, I Got This
We're in Maine!
We made it to Maine. Can you believe it? We were ahead of schedule, I got my ugly tooth temporarily fixed and we were at graduation as scheduled.
there are two pictures of children playing in the kitchen and on the floor with toys
Please, I’m Begging: No More Toys! Instead, Try This!
Our friends and family are kind and generous and wonderful and I love that they want to get the kids a little something to make them smile. But here’s the thing, please, I’m begging, no more toys.
Jerome, AZ  What a neat little place?!  The people here took over a billion dollars out of the mountain, mostly in copper, in the late 1800s.  After the boom, it essentially became a ghost town.  To bring it back, they reinvented themselves as an artist haven.  Now it's a quirky place with extra personality worth at least a few hours of exploring. Adventure, People, Ghost Towns, Arizona Adventure, The Mountain, Boondocking, Monument, Exploring
Finding Wonder in Central AZ: Tuzigoot National Monument & Jerome
Jerome, AZ What a neat little place?! The people here took over a billion dollars out of the mountain, mostly in copper, in the late 1800s. After the boom, it essentially became a ghost town. To bring it back, they reinvented themselves as an artist haven. Now it's a quirky place with extra personality worth at least a few hours of exploring.
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Read These: 7 Favorite AWESOME Science Books For Kids - Science For Kids Club
We’re raising critical thinkers and explorers. Reading and science are big parts of every day. As self-declared experts in AWESOME science books for kids, here are our 7 awesome science books for kids.
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Our Science Travels: An Underwater World & Butterfly Sanctuary
Learning biology, entomology and conservation at the Butterfly House and Marine Cove in Sioux City, SD.
Driving back after I dropped off Scott at the airport, I took a deep breath and did some of that motivational talking to myself.  “This is an adventure.  You can do this.  Don’t worry. It’s going to be fine without him.” By noon, we were sitting in the breakdown lane on Highway 45 in Houston. Houston, Rv, Highway, It's Going To Be, Driving
It's Going To Be Fine
Driving back after I dropped off Scott at the airport, I took a deep breath and did some of that motivational talking to myself. “This is an adventure. You can do this. Don’t worry. It’s going to be fine without him.” By noon, we were sitting in the breakdown lane on Highway 45 in Houston.
Today we arrived at a beautiful BLM land about 30 miles south of the southern rim of the Grand Canyon.  We may well have saved the best for last.
Back to Boondocking
Today we arrived at a beautiful BLM land about 30 miles south of the southern rim of the Grand Canyon. We may well have saved the best for last.
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The Grand Canyon
With only 2 days and maybe 8 hours on the rim, we had to be smart about how we did the most famous national park.
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New York and Officer John Kennedy
After 30,000+ miles and a year traveling around the U.S. we're back in New England with family.
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Fire In The Hole!
The final leg of a year long journey around the U.S. But the universe isn't going easy on us. More challenges!
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Packing Carry On For A Month - How To Travel Light
How to pack carry on for a month or more. Click for best packing tips for carry on including travel items you don't need to buy.
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One More Call to Good Sam
Just as we were getting ready to go, Scott noticed we had a flat… and not the kind of flat you can just reinflate. The rubber actually came off the rim. Hello, Good Sam. Scott laughed. I laughed. We made another pot of coffee.
4 Tips on How to Do Graceland in Memphis, TN with little people. Tennessee, Adventure Club, Memphis Tn, Memphis
A Day in Memphis, TN
4 Tips on How to Do Graceland in Memphis, TN with little people.
One more question, “We’re heading to Memphis tomorrow.  Should be an easy drive, right?” Her answer, “Depends on what time you get up.”  Huh.  Ok.  Worthy of a follow-up…. Rv Life, Campground, Northern
The Northern South
One more question, “We’re heading to Memphis tomorrow. Should be an easy drive, right?” Her answer, “Depends on what time you get up.” Huh. Ok. Worthy of a follow-up….