Bucket List in South Texas: Follow the Whooping Cranes South

We love Texas and even more in the winter months.  This, of course, is the best time to see the beautiful endangered whooping cranes.  Our travels started in Waco, Texas and we followed these huge birds south to the gleaming beaches near Rockport, Texas. 3 best places to see in Waco Texas Our first stop toward the South tip of Texas was in a brief stay in Waco. My oldest was so excited about visiting Continue reading

Roadside Fun: Name the animal that helps guard a Columbian Mammoth herd

Name the animal that helps guard a Columbian Mammoth herd. We just visited The Waco Mammoth National Monument with some friends from Fulltime Families. The kids learned about the Columbian Mammoths and believed to be twice the size of Woolly Mammoths. Columbian Mammoths First, a little history about Columbian Mammoths that we learned during our tour of the dig site. The site consists of three different time periods. Our tour we learned about a herd Continue reading

Dallas Zoo: What your favorite animal?

What is your favorite animal?  I love the giraffes and their majestic necks, hubby loves tigers (white tiger is his favorite), Huggs loves tortoises and Munchy loves watching the otters play in the water.  I always have mixed feeling about zoos and the upkeep of animal enclosures.  I am torn because I think wild animals should be free, but on the other hand many of these animals could be extinct if not for people that Continue reading

Penn Farm at Cedar Hill State Park

Does anyone remember “Green Acres”?  I used to love that show and watched it all the time with my mother. Penn Farm at Cedar Hill State Park is nothing like “Green Acres” but it made me think of it while we where were visiting because this family was sure out of their element. Penn Farm at Cedar Hill State Park shows how life really was back in late 1800s, how hard it was to till Continue reading

Roadside Fun: Where is America’s Oldest Children’s Amusement Park

Who doesn’t love amusement parks?  I love them and my kids love them even more than me especially if it has anything to do with a certain mouse.  Sadly, we are not talking about that famous mouse today but we did have a great time visiting America’s oldest children’s amusement park. So here is todays question where oh where is it located? This amazing old-fashioned amusement park, Kiddie Park,  was built in 1925 in San Continue reading

Tour of Historic Gruene, Texas

Being on a budget while traveling full-time makes it hard to entertain the kids and still get a good homeschool education. We spend the majority of our income on camping sites, food and gas for both cars.  I like to find free things we can do on the road like touring historic towns, visiting zoos, museums, aquariums, going on hikes. I like to think of Unschooling as fun school or doing fun things and learning Continue reading