Top ten kids approved Travel items for homeschool or Road Schooling
We learned how to read a map and practiced photography
Valentine Chocolate Pretzels with Sprinkles and marshmallows
Our tale of Robbery on Grand Canyon Railway on Munchy’s 11th Birthday
Must have item for camping in a RV
Wild Wild West and the terrors of Tombstone

Story of how Petrified Wood was made

petrified forest

We visited the petrified forest walked the trail and did the Jr. Ranger Program.  The girls learned about dinosaurs, and how the forest was petrified.  We learned why all the petrified wood had so many beautiful colors.  This is an amazing place and is a must see not only for history and science. Munchy and  Huggs creative story of how petrified forest was made: Many moons ago when the smurfs came to be they found giant wood trees. They started to live in them and one day they all started to sink in the mud.  The smurfs ran out of their Continue reading

Homolvi State Park and Hopi People

hopi indians

Why did the Hopi leave Homolovi? Why did we find so many fragments of pots? Why is this land still sacred to Hopi? These are the questions the girls thought of as we headed out to see the only two site that are still open to the public, Homolovi I and Homolovi II. We stayed at the Homolovi State Park in Winslow, Arizona.  The park was beautiful and the site were huge.  We had a nice pull through site because they were the only site with 50 amp hook up.  The back in sites all had 30 amp hook up and every Continue reading

Little Lighthouses of Lake Havasu and London Bridge

london bridge

If you every visit Lake Havasu in Arizona then you have to find all the little lighthouses along beach. Lake Havasu has 19 Lighthouses along the shore that are replicas of lighthouses that are along the edges of the US.  Each one was picked for varies reason but they are all to scale and neat added feature to the area.  We enjoyed looking at each plaque, and looking at the beautiful landscape. We stayed at the state park that was right next to the London Bridge.  The original London Bridge was built-in 43 AD and was rebuilt several times throughout Continue reading

Best Roadschool Convention in Tuscon

full time families

We came back to Tucson at the World’s Best Roadschool Convention.  Why, you may ask?  We thought it would be fun for the girls to have lots of kids to play with and maybe we could learn a little more on how to teach our child on the road, and did we ever. Rubber Ducky was excited to learn about more ways we can make money while traveling.  The convention offered 3 days worth of seminars on unschooling, road schooling, educational books, workshops just for moms and some just for dads.  The kids got to make lots of crafts, did Continue reading

Zion and Bryce National Parks


The word that comes to mind when I think about our drive through Zion National Park and Bryce National is majestic.  We have been in Beaver Utah for the last week trying to do some research on Alaska and avoid the snow (it didn’t work).  By the way, Beaver, Utah is  where the Morman’s came to settle into Utah.  We received several brochers with the history of the town, I am probably the only one that actual read it and then did more research online, and I and the girls found the history very interesting. Zion was the first park Continue reading

Unschooling Rules for Art on the Road


Unschooling really has no rules because the goal of unschooling is to do what interests the child – child led learning.  When you talk about rules for art on the road their really is only one rule.  If your child is interested in art like my youngest daughter then get lots of art supplies that will fuel their interest. One way to make it easier on you as a parent is to get a subscription, like Kiwi Crate Shop.  A package comes in the mail each month with science, art, games and more!.  I have several friends who are not Continue reading

Hoover Dam and Lake Mead

Hoover dam

Nevada is a huge desert (I miss grass) that has some of the most beautiful scenery in all of America.  Lake Mead is surrounded by huge mountain with amazing vews of the night sky.  We loved staying at the RV Village right next to the state park, mainly because it had full hookups.  The spaces were a little tight but the park served it’s purpose which is just fine with us, were are not picky these days. The first day we went to the Visitors Center for Lake Mead and the girls did their Jr. Ranger Badges.  This time we Continue reading

Orange Olive Oil Candle and some much needed rest

orange candle

Just like the kids mom’s need a little rest also.  I have taken off from posting anything on the blog because I decided that I just needed a break from the blog.  I am trying to decided how to write my articles since we have gone to a unschool, how to blog, to a Road school, follow our travel blog.  We have been planning this road trip for 5 years or dreaming about it and now it has become a reality for four months.  We actually have a new plan for our trip but more on that at the end Continue reading