Scenes from Rend Lake

We are currently back at Rend Lake, more specifically Wayne Fitzgerald State Park. We have come here for the past several years at the end of our trips and have always enjoyed its immense peace and beauty. This year we are here early and plan on staying as long as we possibly can. Our goal…

Ribbit -Write it Down

One of the best things we ever bought was a camping journal. We have gone back and referred to it many times, sometimes just to reminisce and others for important information. I try to journal for each trip, writing down the weather, name of campground (even if it’s a Walmart), things we did, saw, and…

We’re Off…….

well maybe tomorrow. Every summer we take off as soon as school is out.   As long as we don’t leave on a Friday.  That’s bad luck. So we leave on a Saturday. Well, we would have,  but after celebrating the last day of school with dinner and wine we decided on….SUNDAY. Now, I think this…

Take Time to Smell the Roses

Then take time to process the pictures! Our summers are so precious to us, filled with wandering, wonder, resting and lots of love. I see so much during these times and strive to capture as many memories as possible. I see the new world through my husband’s sense of excitement, my son’s careful considerations and…

Hipcamp Craziness

It saddens me that one of the first post for this summer’s trip is going to be a sad one. But, unfortunately, that is the way it is sometimes with this way of life. Can’t all be sunshine and Kumbayas. We have had many days of point A to point B travel. We’ve stayed at…

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

Stayed overnight at a really cool Harvest Host. Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. Took tour this morning. The docents were amazing and so passionate. Kaye and Roy were so kind and really knew their subjects. And, yes, Kaye you made me tear up a little. You watch a short video that makes you understand what…

The Country roads are taking me home

We discovered this summer that Betty Deux is our home not just a house on wheels. For whatever reason, there is a comfort level achieved there that is not present in our brick and mortar house. Sure there is only a fraction of the room. We are limited on the things we can take with…

Funky chicken

Well, someone made chicken salad out of chicken poop. I can just imagine all these gears laying around rusting and filling up a scrap yard. And then comes along some Rooster with a creative brain and voila you have a made from scratch yard art!! This was one of the neatest shops we have been…