When I was a teenager, my dad’s family would all get together on Memorial Day weekend for their family reunion at a place called Harvey’s Circle B Campground (I think that’s right) for the Henderson gathering. My great-grandma Henderson (Grannie) had a couple thousand children and they would all bring their families every year. Continue reading “Tubes, canoes and family reunions”
Before moving back to Illinois, the Strange family was always down for a road trip vacation. Between multiple beach trips along the east coast to a 22-hour drive (with a pop-up camper in tow) to Padre Island off the coast of Corpus Christi, Texas, it felt like we were always traveling somewhere. Continue reading “Vacation Ideas for Your Family Trips”
In the line of work that we do, it is easy to let my children just sit in front of the television all day long. However, Elisa and I know that as easy as it is to let them be entertained that way for hours, it is not good for them to be so sedentary. They have to have activity outside of the house. Heck, maybe we could go outside with them. They need to have something engaging their brain (the tv does accomplish this to a point).
Elisa is a little more deliberate about getting them away from the television than I am but we are both adamant that our children not grow up in front of the tube. Now, I don’t want to paint a picture that our children just sit in the living room constantly watching tv. They’re actually pretty active. Continue reading “The Ocean Is Not In Your Living Room”
My family and I have spent a LOT of time on the road over the past three or four years. Between trips to Atlanta, GA and Corpus Christi, TX, we had logged a considerable amount of travel time and that was before we decided to move out to Virginia. One thing that has always amazed me is how well my kids handle long trips. It is not a problem for either of them to put in 5 to 6 hours of a trip before they begin complaining about how long the drive is. However, I know that is not the case for everyone. Continue reading “6 Ways To Keep Your Kids Happy While You Drive”
Tomorrow morning, I will get up and take the boys to school. I typically get home around 8:10 so that will give me a little bit of time to get some work related things done early. Around 9:00 or so, Sydney and I will load up in the truck and get on the road for that long drive back to Illinois. Continue reading “Back on the road”