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Brrr….. it’s cold here!

Driving from Nebraska into Wyoming yesterday the temperature reached 90F so when we “landed” in Glenrock, on the North Platte River, the kids were eager to go play/paddle in the water. This morning was beautiful although definitely a little on the cooler side. The west is truly lovely in its own way. Some may see a barren wilderness as they travel along but I see unique, open spaces that are... read more

Nathan and Emily’s wedding celebration

As mentioned earlier, the main reason for this trip was to attend Nathan and Emily’s wedding celebration. Due to not being able to plan a “real” wedding last year, Nathan and Emily decided to celebrate in style this year on their 1st anniversary. The “wedding” was at Edward’s Mansion in Redlands, CA. It was outdoors (of course), the setting was absolutely gorgeous and... read more

Ventura Beach, California

4 photos in this post. Wanting to visit the beach again, we opted for one north of LA and thus quicker for us to get home going east. This was our intention anyway! We didn’t arrive there until nearly 5pm. Ventura Beach and area is more like a British beach i.e. pebbles, rocks, windy and cool. Hannah went into the water a couple times but Caleb was the only one to really brave it. I dipped my feet in but... read more

Santa Monica, CA

4 photos in this post. Ever since we started planning this trip we promised the children that we would take them to the beach. Being based in Missouri going to the beach on a regular basis is just not practical nor possible. As soon as we arrived in California the kids kept asking when we were going to go so very excited to find our way there on Wednesday. Soft sand and warm water awaited us. Our kids had... read more

Grand Canyon – Day 4 of 4

11 photos in this post. Everyone came to breakfast at the camper so no one was in a rush to really get moving. Above is a picture of Richard and Jackie, his older sister by 11 years. (He has another one 15 years old. Yes, he’s the baby of the family!) Here is Paul and Daniel: After walking for a while letting Paul and Jackie experience the Grand Canyon for the first time, we started the drive out to... read more

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