Category Archives: Family Stuff

General-interest stuff about our family

From Florida to Utah

While trekking across the country we stayed at KAO camp sites in their Kabins. With kids this was much more fun than being stuck in a hotel room. In the mornings they were able to get outside, walk the dog, play around, and help clean up!


Super-Smokers restaurant in St. Louis Missouri. Supposedly a national champion barbeque place, and although I thought it was pretty good, I’ve had other good BBQ other places.

I love the modern and stream-lined menu above.

The KOA in St. Louis, Missouri had hills! My kids have not had a single hill to ride their … Read the rest

Back in the Swing of Things

Right now we are in the middle of homeschool – the first real day since getting to Alaska. Sydney is practicing the piano (sort of) and Isaac is working on a phonics assignment (not really – I knew it would be difficult with him today).

All of our stuff was delivered fine – nothing missing! Both pianos suffered some damage though. The upright piano now has a cracked leg (we’ve had one fixed before) and the grand has a chip off the front (very fixable). My nice laminated National Geographic maps of the United States and the world were crumpled … Read the rest