A Bear Story

If you have read the “about” section of this blog, you’ll see that I joke about getting eaten by a grizzly.  Not having many big bears back home, we knew it was a possibility we could run into such a creature on this trip.  After seeing a small grizzly in the Grand Tetons (from the […]

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The Return of the RVers

Houston to Las Vegas to Spokane.  When traveling for business, you probably wouldn’t be too excited about this route.  When traveling with squirmy wormy Lil D, this route includes one too many flights.  Imagine carrying something for over 6 hours that you can’t have touching the floor or leave the space of three airline seats.  […]

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Young Spuds

Leaving Glacier was tough, but we were excited to visit a state none of us had ever been to – Idaho! Idaho looks like an upside down hatchet and we are in the little skinny handle part in the north. Interesting fact about this section is it’s in the Pacific time zone, whereas the rest […]

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Glacier Greatness

This post doesn’t have any stories about run-ins with biker gangs, boating trauma or grizzlies. This is dedicated to the beauty of Glacier National Park. In our opinion, if you only have time to visit one NPS site, it’s Glacier. Go to Yellowstone for the geysers and wildlife, go to Glacier for the best hiking […]

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Our Superheroes 

Yesterday started off really well, we woke up and took the morning super slow at West Shore State Park where we had camped for the night. With that said, we take every morning slow. Traveling with kids and trying to get much done before 9am is a recipe for a full on war complete with […]

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“It’s Billings”

“It’s Billings” is the city slogan for Billings, Montana. “It’s Billings” is the worst slogan I have ever encountered for a city. Can you imagine the tourism department sitting in a conference room trying to develop catchy phrases when Bob in the back says, “hey guys, I’ve got it!  It’s Billings!”  Then his co-workers are […]

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Geyser Sose

Leaving Jackson was the first time on the trip that I was sad to be putting a destination behind (leaving friends and family not included). We had such a good time there, but with Yellowstone as the next stop we were riding high and looking forward to visiting our country’s first national park. Let’s start […]

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Payday

Up until our arrival in Jackson, WY, I’ve been questioning our decision to do this trip a decent bit. Like starting any new venture it takes awhile to settle into things and get comfortable with the new surroundings. Taking a long term trip with your young family, in close quarters, is no exception. Doubt for […]

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Peaks and Valleys

After being on the road for a little over 3 weeks (and having a previous month long rv adventure) we feel somewhat qualified to talk honestly about what it’s like to travel across America with kids. Before becoming fired and free, D used to use an anology for what it’s like to be an entrepreneur […]

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Mount Rushmore and the Border Blizzard 

We weren’t super excited to see Mount Rushmore, thinking it was a “manufactured” National Park.  We were wrong. Mount Rushmore was crazy cool and impressive.  The sculptor who pulled off the feat of putting presidential faces in granite deserves an award for tourism creation ingenuity.  North Dakota what are you waiting for!? Time for another […]

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Homesteaders were nuts 

Remember that scene in Far and Away, the Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman movie, where Cruise gets all excited after putting his stake in the ground to claim his land out West?  That movie wasn’t very good, so you probably don’t remember, but trust me when I tell you that he was a homesteader.  If […]

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There’s a reason no one lives in South Dakota

Usually, I don’t like to offend people and bust on the state that they’re from. However, no one is from South Dakota so I’m pretty sure that I’m not offending anyone reading this blog. The reason no one lives in South Dakota is because it is nearly impossible to get to.  The drive from Madison, […]

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Bon Voyage

Getting ready for this grand adventure was NOT easy, but we made it out the door on May 1st (our set deadline).  Thanks to CT and T who took over our house the night before and will be watching over things in our absence. Nothing like losing your bedroom to force you out of the […]

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