10 year old Adventure in Nashville: Music City

Our girl chose Nashville as her 10 year old adventure location. Her choice was highly motivated on the fact that Nashville has a lovely ballet company and our girl wanted to see a professional production. It was awesome watching Cinderella as a ballet! In the interest of staying on budget we opted to stay outsideContinue reading “10 year old Adventure in Nashville: Music City”

Adventuring with Teenagers

Adventuring with teenagers can seem confounding, but it’s actually quite simple-just go with it. Oh the horror stories people have told us about trying to keep teenagers interested in hanging out with their families! And don’t get me wrong, it takes effort and doesn’t come naturally. This is still a work in progress and I’mContinue reading “Adventuring with Teenagers”

Summer Concert in Louisville: Derby City

John surprised me with U2 concert tickets for my birthday…in Louisville, KY!!! We made it a very quick trip and only got to touch on the surface of the city. We stayed downtown in the historical Seelbach Hilton, which made it very easy to walk around and explore. The taxi from the airport was veryContinue reading “Summer Concert in Louisville: Derby City”

Adventures Near

Do you have childhood memories of specific days or events with your family? I do! There is one specific memory from middle school when my parents took my sister and I to downtown Chicago for an overnight stay. We grew up about 25 miles from the city in the suburbs and had been downtown aContinue reading “Adventures Near”

Montreal: The City of Saints

After a busy summer of family adventure, John and I were looking for a quick getaway just the two of us. We like to cross locations off our lists, so we opted for an escape from the southern heat of late August and flew up to Montreal, Quebec. We didn’t know much about the cityContinue reading “Montreal: The City of Saints”

Denver/Rocky Mountain National Park: Mile High; Highway to the Sky

Go Family Adventure Goes West Denver Our first stop on our big west adventure was Denver. We live at sea level here in South Carolina, so we walked downtown for several hours to acclimate to the elevation. Denver is perfect for roaming freely, taking pictures, and shopping. We loved the local bookstore downtown. John isContinue reading “Denver/Rocky Mountain National Park: Mile High; Highway to the Sky”

Cheyenne & Laramie, WY: Magic City of the Plains; Gem City of the Plains

Road Trip Across Wyoming As a part of our big western tour we thought it would be fun to drive across the state of Wyoming since it’s unlike anything we live near. We spent little time in Cheyenne, but did enjoy the old west museum there and learned all about Frontier Days. From there weContinue reading “Cheyenne & Laramie, WY: Magic City of the Plains; Gem City of the Plains”

Grand Tetons: (Inappropriate nickname warning!) The Three Breasts

It’s easy to combine Grand Teton National Park with Yellowstone, but they both have their own vibe and can be done together or separately with plenty of satisfaction. The vistas alone are awe inspiring, but you can enjoy many days trekking through the park or playing in the lakes. Driving into Jackson, WY is likeContinue reading “Grand Tetons: (Inappropriate nickname warning!) The Three Breasts”

Adventure in America’s First National Park

A Special Family Adventure This was a really special adventure in America’s first national park for our family as it marked the 20th anniversary of John and I meeting…in Yellowstone. That’s right, John and I met in the summer of 1998 where we worked as housekeepers at the Old Faithful Inn inside Yellowstone National Park.Continue reading “Adventure in America’s First National Park”

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