Austin with Kids

Day 1 – set up in our campground – Austin Lonestar Rv Resort. We ventured out to dinner at Kerbey Lane Cafe and went to bed early. Day 2 –  After morning school we left for our first adventure: Voodoo Donuts!   We have been to every store, Portland, the shop in Denver, Universal City Walk, and now Austin! Obviously we recommend …

Hill Country and Rain

(March 31) My Saturday in Texas was exciting! Hank’s left front jack sank 4 inches in mud, then my auto level system decided it didn’t like me because I brought it out of the mud and onto level ground.  I called all the service places for help – no one was working. I watched the auto leveling DVD that came with …

Rainbows and Butterflies

This shit is not all rainbows and butterflies.  It is all about testing my patience.  BAHAHAHA Working on my patience is a recurring New Years resolution…   Tonight, after a hellish week with worsening adolescent boy behavior, I have reached my limit.  Something has to change!  It all has to change.  I yell too much, they argue too much, Emerson …

Everyday Life

There hasn’t been much crazy-crazy to write about lately, as we are parked for three weeks and not moving. That doesn’t mean we’re without crazy in every day life. Emerson pooped his pants at a friend’s house because he didn’t want to stop playing to go to the bathroom. We went to the beach and I forgot towels. The boys …

Birthday Adventure

I am still dreaming of the Nutella Milkshake I had at the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium. Man, I should have gone back for another one  🙄.  Too late. And we devoured it so fast there is no picture. The last week was a different one for us. Oliver worked ahead in school so we could take a stay-cation and go to …

Fun in Fiesta Key

This morning we woke up in Homestead, Florida and started the day with a butterfly and caterpillar hunt. The boys loved it!  Emerson would not walk away from the caterpillar plants and kept picking them up. Oliver was very engaged in driving a golf cart around during the hunt.  They loved it so much the owner gave us a plant …

Deployments, planes and automobiles…

Deployment Day – “My D-Day,” was a long and sad day.  We planned our flights to be from the same airport, on the same day.  Tino would go to Iraq via an overnight stop in Norfolk, VA; and the boys and I to Tampa, FL.  This sounds great, but as you know now, nothing in my life goes as planned. …

A Griswold Kinda Christmas

12/2017 As you may have seen via Facebook, our departure from New Jersey and Ft Dix was met with a nice snow storm. Obviously this is not ideal weather to leave a campground and drive for hours, but it is the ideal time to leave if your water lines are frozen and your water reserves have run out, and you …