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Lighting our Spirits with the Winter Festival of Lights

After the beautiful Fall colors have fallen and before the glistening white of snow coats the ground, here in West Virginia we get the season of Brown, Muddy,...

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park – A Train Ride Through Time.

A small historic logging town sits in the Valley of the Appalachian Mountains. Smoke billows from the stacks of 100-year-old trains.  Miles of breathtaking views climbing to 4700...

Green Bank Observatory – A tour of telescopes and much more!

Can you believe that a place exists, deep in the heart of West Virginia, where you won't find any cell signal? No wi-fi, no cordless phones, no Bluetooth,...

Road Trip 2016: Memphis, San Antonio, Pensacola, and Gatlinburg.

At nine months, Leo is ready for his first multi-state road trip. I know we are! So, let the journey begin. Memphis, San Antonio, Pensacola, and Gatlinburg, here...

Parental Escape: San Antonio, Riverwalk, Tower of Americas, Brooklynite and The...

Four hours flight time or a twenty-one hours road trip, a romantic paradise where tequila flows more freely than water.  Lovers strolling under the glow of the Riverwalk as...

Too Early to Homeschool? Never!

Have you ever considered early childhood "homeschool"? Do you know that 80% of a child's brain is developed by age 3? That number jumps to 90% by age...

Construction, Back to School, and an Online Class at the Same...

Probably. That can be the only explanation right? Who in their right mind chooses to remodel their house, on a whim, exactly 14 days before school starts? Oh...

Chief Logan State Park: Regroup, Relax, and Roarrr.

Weather played a significant role where we camped this weekend. The majority of the state showed rain until Sunday Morning except for two parks Chief Logan State Park...

WVVIPP Road Trip: Part 2

We had such a wonderful time on our first West Virginia Very Important Park Person (WVVIPP) Road Trip, we jumped in the vehicle and headed South.  This time...

WVVIPP Road Trip: Part 1

With weather stations calling for tornado and flash flood warnings from the effects of Hurricane Cindy, we decided this weekend would not be the best for tent camping....

Father’s Day Weekend at Watoga State Park

This week our house has been full of excitement.  We have the older two boys this weekend, and it will be their first camping trip of the season....

Elk River Water Trail, a Hidden Gem in Braxton County, WV.

This weekend we made our yearly pilgrimage to the Historic Town of Sutton, the county seat of Braxton County, to kayak the Elk River Water Trail (ERWT) for the 5th...