Living History Farm & Des Moines Science Center

We found two very fun and educational field trips in Des Moines. The first was Homeschool Day at the Living History Farm. We’ve been to several living history farms and this was by far the most authentic and had the largest scope. We visited farms from 1700 (Ioway Indians), 1850 (pioneers), 1900 (horse-powered), and the […]

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Summer’s ending…

While visiting Des Moines, we stayed at Timberline Campground, just outside Des Moines in Waukee. Some highlights: …enjoying and observing nature… (Anyone know what these little buggers are?)   …making ourselves home at Whole Foods… …finding a local Awana club to visit for the first meeting of the year… …visiting the house Chad grew up […]

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Our Three Month-iversary and FAQs

We’ve been on the road three months! To celebrate, I thought I’d answer some of the questions we’ve been getting on the road. (Then I’ll get caught up with the rest of our August activities!)   Q. Where are you from? A. We are from Monument, CO. It sits on the foothills on the Palmer […]

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Rocky’s First Owners and Where Rocky was Made

After we left Illinois, we headed for the Winnebago factory in Forest City, Iowa. On the way, though, we made a stop to see Rocky’s first owners and their sweet family. Couldn’t have had a better experience buying Rocky from these two! They took such good care of it, that even though it was three […]

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Illinois Family

  We camped at the Carl Spindler campground near Peoria, and it worked out really well, although the first night we arrived too late and had to sleep in their parking lot.  It was near town and mostly full of longtime residents, but it was quiet and we were comfortable there. The view from our […]

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Getting to Grandma’s

On the way from Indiana to our destination near Peoria, IL, we took in one more quick National Park site—Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. We parked Rocky at the visitor’s center and dashed off in the Mazda to see as much as we could see (and hopefully complete a Junior Ranger program) in a few hours! […]

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