Category: Extra Activities

Summer Texas State Road Trip Part IV: San Antonio & Austin- August 2019

You cannot go to San Antonio without stopping by The Alamo. We made a really quick stop here on our way out of town and Madison did get her Junior Ranger badge, I just didn’t get a picture or a video of it. The… Continue Reading “Summer Texas State Road Trip Part IV: San Antonio & Austin- August 2019”

Summer Texas State Road Trip Part III: San Antonio Continued – August 2019

After leaving the San Antonio River Walk, we headed to Natural Bridge Caverns. Natural Bridge Caverns is one of the largest caverns in Texas. The views on the tour were astonishing. I wore my hiking sandals for this tour which happen to be the… Continue Reading “Summer Texas State Road Trip Part III: San Antonio Continued – August 2019”

Summer Texas State Road Trip Part III: Padre Island & San Antonio Continued – August 2019

When we arrived in San Antonio we first went to the San Antonio Missions. The missions are filled with history! The mission were established by Catholic religious orders to spread Christianity among the local natives, and it was eye-opening to see how it ultimately… Continue Reading “Summer Texas State Road Trip Part III: Padre Island & San Antonio Continued – August 2019”

Summer Texas State Road Trip Part III: Padre Island & San Antonio – August 2019

Every summer, The Padre Island National Seashore does ridley turtle releases. Click HERE for more details on this wonderful event. This had been on my bucket list for a couple of years. You cannot predict the timing since you cannot predict when turtles will… Continue Reading “Summer Texas State Road Trip Part III: Padre Island & San Antonio – August 2019”

Summer Texas State Road Trip Part II Padre Island National Seashore – August 2019

The following day we headed to Padre Island National Seashore so Madison could complete a couple of Junior Ranger badges. We walked along the seashore and picked up trash along the way. It’s mind-blowing how much is left on the beach, from fishing lines… Continue Reading “Summer Texas State Road Trip Part II Padre Island National Seashore – August 2019”

Summer Texas State Road Trip Part I Corpus Christi – August 2019

The first leg of our Texas road trip was Corpus Christi, TX. As soon as we arrived at the hotel Madison befriended a stray cat. She fed her well. lol. We set off to explore the Texas State Aquarium. It is a phenomenal aquarium.… Continue Reading “Summer Texas State Road Trip Part I Corpus Christi – August 2019”

Summer: June/July 2019

In between our adventures, Madison spent her summertime with camps and various activities. After Madison’s birthday, we celebrated Winston’s 1st Birthday. She made him his very own homemade doggie cupcakes. He really loved them! ❤️ Madison also attended basketball and volleyball camps. She attended… Continue Reading “Summer: June/July 2019”

Our Next Adventure Part III: The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and National Historic Site – June 2019

Every time we are in the vicinity of a Presidential museum, we make time to visit one. We were able to see the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, MO, right before it was shut down for renovation. I am hoping… Continue Reading “Our Next Adventure Part III: The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and National Historic Site – June 2019”

Our Next Adventure Part I: The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum- June 2019

Writing these posts in hindsight has allowed me to have a different view than if I had written them in real-time. I had planned a lot of travel this summer because I knew Madison would start taking college classes full time, and we wouldn’t… Continue Reading “Our Next Adventure Part I: The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum- June 2019”

Maui Day 8 – May 2019

On the last day of our vacation, we flew from Kauai back to Maui. We visited the Iao Valley State Park, and it was beautiful! Then we stopped for some famous shaved ice before heading to Baby Beach It was a great trip filled… Continue Reading “Maui Day 8 – May 2019”

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