3 Step Road Trip Tip: Cooler Prep

It’s time to take off again! The annual summer road trip begins on Saturday as we load up and head out to Florida. Road trips are great, in my opinion; here is my favorite road trip tip. Much to my kids chagrin, we are a road tripping family. When there are 6 of you, finances […]

Carlsbad Caverns | Celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service

The National Park Service turns 100 this year, in fact, the NPS just had it’s birthday last week! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than visiting by visiting a park. Bonus: as we roll out of the summer months, you should find smaller crowds and lower prices for nearby hotels. Our family […]

Review of the Mitsubishi Outlander | On the 10 Again Series

My car, bless her heart, is old. 2008 and 120K miles old, folks. She’s steady, she’s trusty, and she gets the job done. But she’s getting up there in miles. When I was offered a chance to test drive a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander by DriveShop, I knew my  Vader Van wouldn’t mind sitting a spell […]

The Grand Canyon Road Trip

Reposted in honor of Mother’s Day! Love you (and our long road trips), Mom! A while back I shared The List of things to do during my 40th year. On that list, I included seeing the Grand Canyon. I should have been a little clearer. The correct entry on The List should read “Return to the […]

Sum It Up Sunday

This week went by FAST!  I think coming home from a big trip like D23 Expo helps make the days fly by. This post is a couple of hours late because I slept over 12 hours last night!  Oh my gosh- I don’t even know when that happened last.  But sleep:  it was needed big time. […]

Sharing the #BahnLove at Schlitterbahn

We road tripped back to Texas last week. It was overdue: we left in January of 2014, and this was the first time “home.”  I’m pretty sure that’s the longest I’ve been away from Texas IN MY LIFE. I’m sorry, old friend!  It won’t happen again. We made a few stops along the way: Las […]

Road Trip | Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort Giveaway

Disclosure: As a member of the US Family Guide Blogger network, I received complimentary passes to visit the Schlitterbhan Waterpark & Resort.  As always, all opinions are my own.  No offense to the Stark family, but around here summer is the season to fear. It gets hot.  REAL hot in Arizona. And my kids get bored.  REAL […]

Road Trip- Part 2

When I last left off, we arrived in Arizona.  It was 2 days of driving, but really, no one complained.  Except for me when my Verizon coverage wasn’t ideal in Texas.  Lame.  But arriving at my parents new home and seeing my kids happy was totally worth it.  My mom makes the best cut-out sugar […]

Road Trip- Part 1

We piled the kids in the family truckster for our first Christmas in Arizona: wooo hooo road trip! Because my motto is leave no reader behind, I’m going to share parts of the trip with you.  It already includes Margarita(s) and (driving) miles… and (spoiler alert) Santa will be delivering the Mouse later. After many, […]