Mammoth Cave, Lincoln Birthplace and Boyhood Home

After we told the Smokies goodbye, we headed for Knoxville, with a stop at the RV Wash on the way (manual, this time). We drove up to Knoxville, found a lovely Walmart to park in for the night, a McDonald’s for Chad to work in for a couple hours, and the kids and I headed […]

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Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Wow—looking back, we packed a lot into one month! And now we are all a little tired, just in time for our school lessons to start back up!! Here’s a little recap: Exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park. An amazing place, full of history, abundant plant and wildlife (I saw 6 bears, many deer (and […]

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Sweet Pea’s Newsletter!

Just a short note that Sweet Pea has a new issue of her newsletter ready to go! You are likely already on her distro list and have received one—check your email! If not, and you’d like to receive it, just email me and we’ll get one out to you asap! By the way, this is […]

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If you want to find me when we’ve retired…

(if we ever do, and if we’re retiring in Rocky), look here: Cove Mountain Campground in Wears Valley, Tennessee. I know, it’s not Hawaii or Fiji or very glamorous at all, but it’s near the mountains, it’s green, quiet, peaceful, misty, close enough to civilization, yet out in the country, and there’s plenty of wildlife […]

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Rescuing Our Kids

  Ken Ham—Final Session of 2013 Answers in Genesis Mega Conference   There were so many wonderful speakers at the conference, but Ken’s final session was excellent. I’ve been sitting here trying to think of a way to adequately summarize, but I think the best thing would be to let him speak for himself! It’s […]

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Visitors!

I love having people over to our home in Colorado and I haven’t had the opportunity to host too many visitors in Rocky, so I was thrilled when our friends from Colorado Springs popped in for a couple of days with their adorable little one! We hiked with them on the trail to Grotto Falls […]

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There ARE Answers in Genesis!

We stayed in Sevierville, TN, at the River Plantation Campground while we attended the Answers in Genesis Mega-Conference. We’ve become growing fans of AIG as we’ve delved into more of their materials and teaching and it’s really challenged and changed our faith. Last year we attended their Family Conference in Branson, MO and were excited […]

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Georgia on My Mind

After leaving Charleston, we headed to Georgia. But first, a couple stops along the way. Back in Asheville, when leaving Mama Gertie’s, our tire-pressure monitoring system let us know we had a leak in one of the tires on the motorhome. Chad was able to fill the tire and we made it along like that […]

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Book Worth Reading

Visiting the Magnolia Plantation (see this post) has me very intrigued with the slave culture of the South. While we were there, I asked the tour guide what kept the slaves from escaping. She said it was the family culture. Occasionally, one of the girls would be sent away if a man on the plantation […]

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Magnolia Plantation- Part 1

When I think of Charleston, I think of plantations. Chad was working, Spunky Monkey thought hanging out at Rocky (even with Chad working) would be more fun than visiting a plantation, so Sweet Pea and I had a day together, visiting Magnolia Plantation The entrance to the plantation: Sweet Pea took this while I was […]

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