Hey there! This is Clara, the resident "book nerd" and soon-to-be middle-schooler! I am going to give you the "scoop" on the cool books I read these last two weeks. I am using an ice cream rating system. 1 scoop for - ehhhhhh and 5 scoops for - can't put down! (Donut judge me I was hungry at the time.) The Distant Hours by Kate Morton This was a book I stole from my mom. I picked it up because it looked interesting and I was not disappointed! Distant Hours follows Edie, a tw
Having been raised in Oklahoma, I have been to a fair number of farms and ranches and ridden my share of horses. However, my stay at Rancho Oso proved to be one of the most complete Western experiences of my life thus far! Rancho Oso, located outside of Santa Barbara California in the Santa Ynez Mountains, is a historic, working ranch and a campground. The location, in spite of being only a twenty minute drive away from Santa Barbara and the coast, feels very remote. We saw a
After a long day of driving we again pulled in to set up camp at dusk. Our location, The Grand Canyon Caverns RV Park, was directly off Historic Route 66 West of The Grand Canyon South Rim. Our first impression of the campground is that it was very authentic Route 66. You may think that "authentic" is another word for old, in this case, you are correct. Our second observation was that we had absolutely no cell phone reception at the campground itself. This poses a problem b
We just spent our first few nights in the Airstream in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dave and I have always loved Santa Fe but this was the first time we a.) visited with children and b.) traveled with a trailer. The first difference we noticed this trip was the amount of time it took us to drive there. We arrived quite late at night and had to set up camp in the dark. Of course, the flashlights were located in the bowels of the trailer (lesson learned.) Besides that, things went ver
It is the eve before we "go forth" on our 6-week trip. The first phase of the Airstream renovation is complete! The children asked to sleep in it tonight but we convinced them to spend one last night in their own rooms. By the end of this adventure I suspect we may all be desperate for our own space. Here is our Airstream home for our adventure!