Getting Our Kix on Route 66

  Navajo and Hopi Native Americans Along our journey from the North Rim of the GC to Albuquerque, we passed through several protected reservations, where the level of poverty was heart breaking. The views were gorgeous but it was clear that there were little resources, with many of the houses unfinished yet occupied, churches that… Continue reading Getting Our Kix on Route 66


Zion Mountains and the Grandest of Canyons

After a great visit at Bryce Canyon, we were up early to head towards Zion National Park. We heard traffic was bad, so we left as early as we could, balancing the kids need for sleep. The drive through Zion's entrance was beautiful, and looked like a postcard. The contrast between the bright blue sky… Continue reading Zion Mountains and the Grandest of Canyons


From Geysers to Buffalo

Yellowstone National Park Arriving through the east entrance, we passed through Yellowstone Lake, where pelicans live on the Islands. National Lampoon's Vacation We often felt like we were airstreaming with Chevy Chase, who was guiding us through the park, and quickly learned that Steven has the correct formula for irritating the kids. "Look, there is… Continue reading From Geysers to Buffalo

Airstream · Cody, WY

Buffalo Bill Cody’s Vision

Buffalo, WY Traveling to Cody, we stopped for lunch in Buffalo, where we grabbed sandwiches on homemade dill bread that were so yummy!  It is also home of the Occidental Hotel, which was founded in 1880, and hosted visitors such as Buffalo Bill, Teddy Roosevelt and Calamity Jane. Downtown Cody, WY Buffalo Bill's vision was… Continue reading Buffalo Bill Cody’s Vision

Airstream · Custer State Park, National Park Service, South Dakota Park Service, Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Prairie House

Badlands/Custer State Park/Mount Rushmore

"I've been about the world a lot, and pretty much over our own country, but I was totally unprepared for that revelation called the Dakota Badlands. What I saw gave me an indescribable sense of mysterious elsewhere - an endless supernatural world more spiritual than earth, but created out of it," said Frank Lloyd Wright… Continue reading Badlands/Custer State Park/Mount Rushmore


Focusing on the Journey, Not the Destination 

It's easy to get focused on the final goal, rather than what we are seeing, feeling, and learning along the way.  I know I am guilty of that in my every day life. We even find ourselves doing that on our trip...driving to get somewhere and then remembering that the journey is part of the… Continue reading Focusing on the Journey, Not the Destination 

Airstream · Cross Country Trips · Family Adventures · Road Trips

Heading to the Windy City

Alice's Birthplace We left Cincinnati and headed to Jackson Center, OH, home of the Airstream factory, and Alice's birthplace. We took a tour and learned so much about their production line. Our tour guide has worked at Airstream for 50 years, and been giving tours for the past 30 years. It was so heart warming… Continue reading Heading to the Windy City

Airstream · Family Adventures · Road Trips

A Taste of Cincinnatti

Urban Adventures We were incredibly impressed with downtown Cincinnatti, the food, the architecture, the city pride, and the things to do. This city has revitalized itself, coming from the most dangerous city in American nearly 10 years ago, to a tourist destination. Findley Park has German heritage and amazing food, from the chocolates to the… Continue reading A Taste of Cincinnatti