United States of America · 780 Days · 78 Moments · December 2016

Road Adventures

19 January 2019

Horne Lake RV Park #47 - We we’re not real impressed with this place. Our sewer hookup was broken, there dogs barking at night, and the trees scratched our rig on the way out, and it was overall pretty dumpy with a lot of long time trashy RVs. But other places didn’t have space and we arrived after hours which they were willing to accommodate so it worked for one night.

17 January 2019

Tampa Riverwalk & Columbia Cafe

16 January 2019

Florida RV Supershow 1/16/2019 - 1/18/2019

15 January 2019

Quail Run RV Resort - Site #23

14 January 2019

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

12 January 2019

Chassahowitzka River Campground site #18

10 January 2019

Savannah Georgia - Old Towne Trolley Tour, Forsyth Park, Civil War Memorial, Pirate House, River Walk

9 January 2019

Skidaway Island State Park site #80 1/9/19 - 1/12/19

10 August 2018

Nauvoo State Park #11 8/6 - 8/9 2018

9 August 2018

Carthage Jail - Most of it was original, the door with the bullet home was original. Joseph Smith jumped out the second story window that Eric is standing under in the pictures.

6 August 2018

Wallace State Park - we stayed one night in site #61

5 August 2018

Far West temple site
Liberty Jail Visitor’s Center
Independence Visitor’s Center

4 August 2018

Cracker Barrel Council Bluffs - we boondocked here for one night, had dinner at Cracker Barrel and they said we were welcome to stay the night. We did not get very good sleep. It was too hot, too bright, and too loud 😕
Mormon Trail Winter Quarters Center
Kanesville Tabernacle 8/4/2018
Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum 8/4/2018

3 August 2018

Mormon Island
Sleepy Sunflower RV Park - we decided to stop at Ogallala, NE because the airport here was Eric’s first fuel stop when he was flying the Cirrus home. The RV Park has little shade but was really cute. The playground was good and even had a sandbox. The kids got choose something from the treasure box in the office, hey each chose color changing cups, and the campground hosts made fresh popcorn for them! Since Grandma Rowley is with us Eric and I were able to go on a date. It was a fun stop in a sleepy town with a western feel. 8/2/18 S8#211

2 August 2018

Wyoming Territorial Prison in Laramie 8/2/2018
Boondocking site in Laramie Wy

30 July 2018

Island Park Reservoir - We went to the lake for our family reunion. Eric sat in the shade, Ellie and Link floated around with grandma and some cousins, and Karen jumped off the dock with Brianna, Lexi, Dennis, and Colton. The water was freezing! 7/30/2018
Upper Mesa Falls

29 July 2018

Johnny Slack’s Cabin at Big Springs - this was a beautiful spring with a very well built and well preserved cabin to explore. We hiked with Steve, Cola, Rayna, Kacey, Mom, Erin, and Colton 7/28/2018

28 July 2018

KOA Big Timber - We spent one night here, cooked hamburgers on the charcoal grill, the kids really enjoyed the bouncy pillow. It was an OK place to stay, shady, but there was a lot road noise and trains went by with horns blowing pretty regularly. 7/28/2018

26 July 2018

7/26/2018 - We spent the night Boondocking in the Cabella’s parking lot. There are a lot of other RVs here. When we pulled in the Jeep had a flat tire but we were easily able to get it fixed and had dinner at IHOP while we waited!
Mount Rushmore - This was actually a really fun stop. The kids enjoyed it and Ellie especially was amazed by the whole process of carving it. We find this whole area to be quite beautiful and unique and wish we had more time to explore. 7/26/2018
Storybook Island

25 July 2018

7/25/18 We stayed here one night in sight B11. It is small but quiet and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The kids went swimming in the morning even though it was only 69 degrees!

21 July 2018

EAA Airventure - Camp Scholler 2018 7/19/18 - 7/25/2018

18 July 2018

Jellystone Campground

17 July 2018

Indianapolis Zoo
Rest stop in West Virginia. Spent 1/2 night here, Eric couldn’t sleep so at 2:00 AM he started driving while the kids and I slept. I didn’t get any sleep however because I was so worried he would fall asleep that I kept getting up to check on him.

27 May 2018

Bear Den Campground site C2 - May 24-28 2018 with the Quiller Family

5 May 2018

Ocracoke Campground Site #A22 5/2/28 - 5/5/18

26 January 2018

Apollo Beach Manatee Viewing Center
Riverwalk Park- Great place along the river to have lunch and let the kids play. There is a splash park for hot days.
South Florida Museum, Parker Aquarium, and Bishop Planetarium. This is a second stage manatee rescue and museum of Natural History. We watched a planetarium show about dark matter and a children's show about the solar system.
Hawaii Isles RV resort site #155B

25 January 2018

Great Explorer's Children's Museum St. Petersburg, FL A small but fun Children's museum. Eric went and played hockey in Clearwater while we played. The museum closed earlier than expected so we enjoyed some cupcakes from a bakery around the corner while we waited for Eric to pick us up.

24 January 2018

Sebring Aviation Expo 2018 We accidentally arrived a day early and got a sneak peak of all the exhibitors setting up 😂It felt like a mini Osh Kosh with mini plane since most of them were light sport. In true Florida style most of the people there were older and we didn't see any other kids besides ours so they were pretty popular! Ellie and I bought mommy and me jamboree nails and Eric fell in love with a compact electric bike.

23 January 2018

Sebring International Raceway - We camped here while visiting the aviation expo next door and we're pleasantly surprised with Indy car practice runs to keep us entertained. And the kids had great fun making nests out of a pile of trimmed off palm leaves.

22 January 2018

Rush Limbaugh's Estate
Ocean Reef Park
Lion Safari

20 January 2018

Lion Country Safari KOA West Palm Beach Site #91 We stayed 3 nights. It was an unplanned stop but we really enjoyed it! Campground was nice, shaded, and well kept. Staff was very friendly. There's a heated pool which we didn't use but looked nice. We did use the laundry and playground, there is a lot of green space to play in. We got 2-day tickets to the Lion Safari included with our stay and we could hear the lions roaring in the morning and evening from our campsite! We also did a trip to the beach which was about a 45 minute drive. A really fun stop, the kids didn't want to leave!
Loggerhead Marine Aquarium Turtle rescue center, small but very neat. Free with a $5 donation suggested. There is a park next door and beach access across the street. Great place to stop in!

19 January 2018

Kennedy Space Center

18 January 2018

Sonset Palms RV Resort site #79 We didn't care for this place. Road noise was loud and the site was muddy.
MOAS Art and Science Museum

17 January 2018

Castillo de San Marcos
Oldest Schoolhouse

16 January 2018

Faver-Dykes site #2. Nice setting, no cell and spotty LTE :( The kids enjoyed the hiking path even though we had to turn back because the trail was flooded.

15 January 2018

Overnight stay on our way to St. Augustine. St. James RV Park

7 December 2017

Great Wolf Lodge 1094 - we decided to extend our trip one night after hearing that our friends the Fails were staying at the Great Wolf Lodge. We joined them and all had a blast! Ellie and Link went down big water slides for the first time and Ellie especially loved it!

6 December 2017

McDowell Campground RV7 - This was a great campsite. Beautiful surroundings, very nice park, nice roads in and out, privacy. The gate locks at night but we were given a gate code. Very peaceful. The only downside is it's a bit far to a lot of the activities in Charlotte.

5 December 2017

Daniel StoweBotanical Gardens - A bit overpriced but beautiful and the kids had fun. We started with a picnic lunch in the kids garden where the highlight was the carousel. Then we strolled through the grounds and ended with the conservatory which had beautiful tropical plants, a ferry garden, electric trains, and a chocolate tree. The conservatory was Ellie's favorite part, she couldn't get over how beautiful it was and didn't want to leave.
Carolinas Aviation Museum - This was such a fun aviation museum! There were 2 cockpits for the kids to climb in and out of with all kinds of buttons to push, that was their favorite part. The real highlight was the actual plane from the Miracle on the Hudson along with informational videos and plaques. There was a bunch of other stuff that Eric looked at that I didn't pay attention to! We spent over 2 hours here and though it was a bit pricey we all had a great time!

3 December 2017

Zooland Family Campground. Spent one night here before going to the zoo. The kids loved the playground and mini golf decorated with zoo animal statues. The campsites are small but It's quiet and shaded and overall a good experience.

7 October 2017

Ocracoke Campground site A22

29 August 2017

Ocean Lakes Campground has great beach access.

22 August 2017

Hanging Dog Recreation Area at Hiwassee Lake. We went to a swimming area, it was really rocky but fun once you got used to it. Ellie pretended to be penguin and slid down the rocks into the water. The kids had a great time just swimming and floating around! Not the best beach and the water was nowhere near clear but we had fun. The rocks were cool because you could easily beak pieces off. We had fun writing in our bodies with the rocks because when it dried it turned into a silvery paint.

20 August 2017

First Trip in the Winnebago! Crawford's Campground for solar eclipse viewing. So far we really like it. There is a playground and big boulders for the kids to climb on. Today we went to Hanging Dog recreation area to swim in Hiwassee Lake. It was very rocky but we had a good time!

14 July 2017

Camp Clearwater - White Lake We pulled in tonight after a visit to Jurassic Qwest. We are looking forward to Karen's volleyball tournament tomorrow and exploring the lake!

1 June 2017


29 March 2017

Heavenly Acres Campground.

24 February 2017

We tried to make it home to see the kids after our anniversary trip but pulled over to sleep before going the last hour. Great rest stop, quiet and no issues. We were able to sleep from about 5:30 am until 10:00!

19 January 2017

Epcot. Kids loved it, yay! Link's favorite ride was Spaceship Earth and Ellie loved the finding Nemo! They got to meet Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Jasmine

16 January 2017

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

15 January 2017

On our way to Disneyworld! This was a great place to stop. It's small and the management is very friendly. It's a bit noisy because it's close to the freeway but that makes it a convenient stop. The kids loved riding their bikes around the campground and there's a little pond with horses. One of our "neighbors" even gave us some free wood for a campfire!

4 December 2016

KOA Savannah South - This was a good place to stop. Convenient, has a pond with geese, camp store, and I think it had a playground.

3 December 2016

Beach Day!

2 December 2016

Eric got to ride on the track today, kids played at the park and met the firefighters again 😆

1 December 2016

Checking out the event area at Finale Mondiali
Finally settled in and ready to explore, the racetrack is right out our door!
We drive 8 hours today down to Jacksonville. I drove the van towing the Airstream for the first time while Eric followed in the Ferrari. It was easy and nerve racking all at the same time! We stayed at the Pecan Park RV Resort where there seems to be a lot of "full timers". Love that it's next to the airport and planes fly right over head on approach, the kids got a kick out of that. Downside is now Park or walking trail but other than that it's OK for just an overnight stop. Oh, and Link fell off the bed in the middle of the night, so that was fun! About to have breakfast and head to Daytona Beach for the Ferrari Finale Mondiali!