The Never Ending homemade Boat Build and race at FTF Colonial Times Rally

Have you been to a sailboat race, watched a cigarette boat race? A homemade boat race is exhilarating, exciting, and one of the funniest events we have ever seen.  We have spent the last week with 50 families that travel fulltime in an RV. The Fulltime Families Colonial Times Rally was a weekend to remember but the best part of the whole weekend was the homemade boat race. Tall Pines Campground offered fun activities before and after Continue reading

Roadside Fun: Name the birthplace of the American Oil Industry

When I think of Pennsylvania the last thing I think about is oil, oil mining or birthplace of the American Oil Industry. Colonel Drake Oil was determined to prove to everyone that he could drill for oil and mass produce it. As a result, he needed some help from a few friends and luck was on his side. Drake was actually fired two weeks before his discovery (it took 2 weeks for the letter to arrive) and Continue reading

Roadschool Adventure: Canaan State Park where we watched a snapping turtle lay eggs

Canaan State park is not only picturesque but filled with animals, lush forest and beautiful mountain views. Highlight of our mornings was swimming till lunch everyday in a heated pool overlooking the mountains (it was 45-65 degrees every morning). Our highlight of the week was watching a Snapping Turtle lay her eggs.  Consequently, the only down side to this park is high-speed 1G internet, but who needs Internet when you’re trying to relax. Have you ever seen a Continue reading

Roadschool fun at the largest collection of Millstones in US and Mountain Life Museum

This week we got to see the largest collection of millstones in  US. Our roadschool adventure took us to visit the McHargues Mill house and bird sanctuary. Unfortunately, all the historical markers were badly weathered and hard to read. We did, in Unschool fashion, google information on the Mill, and learn it was built in 1812 and was a working mill that made three grades of flour, bran, corn meal, and even wool. The mill Continue reading

Hiking in the Great Smokey Mountains National park can be educationally exhausting

We love to go hiking in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and have found it to be filled with history and beauty. Hiking can be a great activity to do with the whole family and is a great way to see some amazing places. We picked three hikes this week that would be educational, beautiful with lots of water falls, picturesque, and easy to walk. We like doing easy to moderate hikes and to Continue reading

Don’t forget your wallet when visiting Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Don’t get me wrong we loved visiting Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge but honestly you need a thick wallet to enjoy it.  I was told recently that everything is only six dollars and not that expensive, keep in mind the person who told me this hadn’t been to Gatlinburg for 30 years.  Here is my warning, everything is $26 per person, and some are more and even a few dollars less but make sure your wallet is Continue reading