US State Capital Cities and Capitol Buildings

One great set of destinations to consider as you travel near or far, is visiting State Capitol Buildings in each…

A Stroll Through Downtown Helen – Helen, Georgia – 02/12/2021

It was a little cold… And a lot wet… But, that didn’t stop us from grabbing a hot drink, and…

WIN Bubble Tea – Nashville, Tennessee – 06/20/2019

We are ALWAYS on the lookout for the best Boba Tea places! WIN was super cool for FOUR reasons! First,…

Bonneville Salt Flats – Wendover, Utah – 09/15/2018

Chancing across the Bonneville Salt Flats and the Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway was another unexpectedly awesome gem of a…

Crooked Creek Falls – Valdez, Alaska – 07/31/2018

Oh, there are SO many wonderful waterfalls to explore in the Valdez area of Alaska! Where the Chugach Mountain Range…

Salmon Fishing in Resurrection Creek – Hope, Alaska – 07/25/2018

This kid loves him some fishing, but hasn’t had a lot of opportunity to spend time with someone to help…

Grizzly’s Unique Alaskan Gifts – Anchorage, Alaska – 07/24/2018

Grizzly’s is the “True Alaska Curiosity Shop” and worth a look while enjoying Downtown Anchorage! They boast a huge selection…

Polar Bear Gifts – Anchorage, Alaska – 07/24/2018

Billed as Alaska’s Biggest Gift Shop, we definitely appreciated their low prices on souvenirs. We always do our best to…

Playing on the Playground at Cumberland Mountain State Park – Crossville, Tennessee – 04/02/2016

After an early afternoon flying kites at Cumberland Mountain State Park’s Kite Day Event, we spent some time hanging out…

Building a Driftwood Fort on the Banks of the Caney Fork River – Rock Island, Tennessee – 03/29/2016

After a busy day Exploring Rock Island State Park in Rock Island, Tennessee, we spent the rest of the afternoon…

Waterfall Scrambling at Rock Island State Park – Rock Island, Tennessee – 03/29/2016

There are so many waterfalls to explore in Rock Island State Park! And one is even more beautiful than the…

Silly Sibling Fun at Falls City Cotton Mill – Rock Island State Park – Rock Island, Tennessee – 03/29/2016

My little monkeys… They almost got the See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil Monkeys down pat! Sometimes…

The Path to Spring Castle at Rock Island State Park – Rock Island, Tennessee – 03/29/2016

In the heart of Rock Island State Park, Spring Castle is a quaint little late 19th century-era structure, that remains…

A Day Exploring Rock Island State Park – Rock Island, Tennessee – 03/29/2016

We’ve been working our way through the beautiful units of the Tennessee State Park System. Today’s adventures took us climbing,…

Easter Egg Hunt! – Jamestown, Tennessee- 03/27/2016

One of our most valued traditions… Easter Egg Hunting! With over 400 chocolate-filled eggs hidden on 4 acres of land,…

Some Bunny Says Happy Easter! From Our Family to Yours! – Jamestown, Tennessee – 03/27/2016

Let the Easter Fun begin! Build-a-Bears! LEGO Minecraft! NERF Guns! Eeboo Games! Bubbles! And a whole lot of chocolate goodness!…

Checking Out the New Playground at Pickett State Park – Jamestown, Tennessee – 03/12/2016

Tennessee is full of beautiful State Parks, and so many of them are very close to us. Pickett CCC Memorial…

Horseback Riding in Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/19/2012

If you are looking for a unique, and absolutely unforgettable way to experience Zion National Park, consider doing so on…

Zion Canyon Shuttle Bus – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

We are frequently asked which National Park is our favorite. Out of the larger NPS Units, Zion, is, by far,…

Riverside Walk – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

In Zion National Park, the Riverside Walk offers a pleasant stroll along the Virgin River, as it meanders through jaw-dropping…

Hiking the Weeping Rock Trail – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

Weeping Rock is a lovely trail, with a magnificent destination! It is definitely a trail that I highly recommend to…

Hiking the Lava Fields of Snow Canyon State Park – St. George, Utah 07/02/2012

Of all the things we do, hiking volcanoes generally tops my list of absolute all-time favorites. And Snow Canyon State…

Jenny’s Canyon – Snow Canyon State Park – St. George, Utah – 07/02/2012

Snow Canyon State Park is our all-time FAVORITE State Park in the entire United States! Just west of St. George,…

Hiking to Jenny’s Canyon – Snow Canyon State Park – St. George, Utah – 07/02/2012

Ah, Snow Canyon State Park in St. George, Utah. Truly one of our favorite places on this planet. Most people…

Sunset on the Great Salt Lake – Bridger Bay at Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

The reflective properties of the heavily salinated water of the Great Salt Lake make for some FABULOUS sunset views and…

Exploring the Great Salt Lake at Bridger Bay – Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

After a day of hiking, rock scrambling, birding, wildlife viewing, and Junior Rangering throughout Antelope Island State Park, we’re finally…

Wildlife Viewing Along Buffalo Point Trail – Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

Bison, Coyotes, Antelope, and Mule Deer, oh my! Wildlife is everywhere on Antelope Island! And Buffalo Point Trail is an…

Rock Scrambling Along Lady Finger Point Trail – Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

Even to the day you are reading this post, rock scrambling along Lady Finger Point Trail at Antelope Island State…

Junior Rangering at Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

The Utah State Park System has a great Junior Ranger Program, just like those in the National Park System, that…

Berthoud Falls Hike – Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests – Berthoud Falls, Colorado 06/30/2012

Hopefully you saw the post on Berthoud Falls itself! It truly is stunning! If and when you check out the…

Waterfall Scrambling at Berthoud Falls – Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests – Berthoud Falls, Colorado – 06/30/2012

Located along Highway 40, just north-ish of Empire, Colorado, and only about 8 miles off of Interstate 70, Berthoud Falls…

A Little Midnight Mutiny! – Ocean City, Maryland – 10/08/2010

After an All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Smorgasbord, and some Pirate Outfitting, the kids were all set for some old fashioned mutiny fun!…

Capitol Reef National Park – Torrey, Utah – 06/07/2010

Cruising the Utah backroads, Utah Highway 12 runs into Utah Highway 24 in Torrey. From here you can head East,…

Sunset Point – Bryce Canyon National Park – Bryce Canyon, Utah – 06/07/2010

Bryce Canyon National Park, one of the Mighty 5 National Parks of Utah, is a breathtaking expanse of geologic amphitheater,…

Bryce Canyon Tipi Camping! – Bryce Canyon National Park – Bryce Canyon Utah – 06/06/2010

We love all of our adventures, no matter how big or small, but sometimes you do come across something just…

Junior Ranger Ceremony – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 06/06/2010

Another day of fabulous National Park adventures means another Junior Ranger Badge! Lots of hard work, learning cool things about…

Virgin River Along the Temple of Sinawava and Riverside Walk Trails – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 06/06/2010

No matter what adventures we get into while visiting Zion National Park, a day isn’t a day without spending time…

Lower Emerald Pool Along the Emerald Pools Trail – Zion National Park – 06/06/2010

If you are looking for a kid-friendly hike in Zion National Park, there are so many to choose from! Across…

Emerald Pools Trail – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 06/06/2010

Another lovely trail in Zion National Park that is great for parents with younger kids is the Emerald Pools Trail….

Visitor Center and Shuttle Bus Ride – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 06/06/2010

From checking out the Visitor Center exhibits, to taking in the awe-inspiring scenery along the Shuttle Bus Route, our adventures…

Duke Energy Children’s Museum – Cincinnati, Ohio – 02/23/2010

Another fabulous Children’s Museum for your consideration, is the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, one of several fascinating museum units located…

Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science at Cincinnati Museum Center – Cincinnati, Ohio – 02/23/2010

One of our all-time favorite museum experiences for kids, is hands-down, the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science. This…

Let Marine Biology Come Alive! Get Up Close and Personal with Marinelife at the Newport Aquarium – Newport, Kentucky – 02/22/2010

What a collection of Marinelife! Fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, mammals, birds, and so much more! Jellyfish, sea stars, penguins, frogs,…

Climbing and Swinging on Avery Island – Avery Island, Louisiana – 02/15/2010

Obviously, the big attraction on Avery Island is the TABASCO® Factory Tour, but there is a GREAT family-sized swing, and…

A Little Wet Fun in the Gulf of Mexico – Holly Beach, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

We’ve never really been much for swimming in the open water. And, on a day like today, February in the…

Bubbles! – An Afternoon on the Cajun Riviera! – Holly Beach, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

Another GREAT idea for good, old-fashioned fun? BUBBLES! They’re not terribly expensive, or you can even make your own! Throw…

Dig It! – An Afternoon on the Cajun Riviera! – Holly Beach, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

Holly Beach, Louisiana may not be the most developed beach along the Gulf… It certainly isn’t commercialized. But that’s the…

Mardi Gras! Krewe of Bonaparte Parade – Lafayette, Louisiana – 02/13/2010

We viewed the Krewe of Bonaparte Parade from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette Campus. It was a bit more…

Mardi Gras! Krewe of Versailles Children’s Carnival Parade – Lafayette, Louisiana – 02/13/2010

So much excitement in the air on this BEAUTIFUL day to be taking in the Krewe of Versailles Children’s Carnival…

Children’s Museum of Acadiana – Lafayette, Louisiana – 02/13/2010

When traveling with kids, incorporating Children’s Museums into your itinerary is a FABULOUS way to spend a morning or afternoon…

Mardi Gras! Krewe of Apollo Parade – Lafayette, Louisiana – 02/12/2010

We rolled into Lafayette, Louisiana just in time to catch the Krewe of Apollo kicking off our 2010 Mardi Gras…

Bowling Party! Crossville, Tennessee – 01/21/2010

Who says homeschoolers don’t have any fun? Alysia is actually a great bowler! And, I’m at least mediocre. But, hey,…

Hangin’ with Grandma and Grandpa – Oviedo, Florida – 01/19/2010

Hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa down in Florida! Click on any photo for gift ideas for the Grandparents in…

Canaveral National Seashore – Titusville, Florida – 01/18/2010

Canaveral National Seashore is, hands down, our favorite Florida Atlantic Coast Beach. Anytime someone asks for a recommendation, this is…

Cruickshank Trail on the Blackpoint Wildlife Drive – Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – Titusville, Florida – 1/18/2010

We spent the day hiking with good friends on the Cruikshank Trail along the Blackpoint Wildlife Drive! We saw thousands…

Dollywood Last Hurrah! – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – 12/29/2009

Our last hurrah in Dollywood for the 2009 season! Interested in visiting Dollywood yourself? Visit the Dollywood Website for ALL…