Visiting Hot Springs Arkansas in 48 Hours | How to See It All

Hot Springs National Park

A Brief History of Hot Springs, Arkansas Let me start out by saying Hot Springs is one of the strangest places we’ve ever been. The city is riddled with a checkered history dating back to civil war times and even earlier. Did you know it was run by gangsters and the Las Vegas strip was…

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Exploring Texas While Studying Texas History

Learning Texas History in Homeschool

Fourth graders and seventh graders in Texas are required to learn Texas history as per Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. Growing up here, also learning Texas history, I figured every state had their students spending 1-2 school years learning about their state’s history. By college I realized this was rather unique to Texas…

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Camping Gear List | What to Pack for the New and Seasoned Camper

Camping gear, what to pack

We’ve camped for a REALLY long time. Kindergarten is my earliest memory of camping. My mom picked me up from school in her white Lincoln Continental. The back seat was piled with sleeping bags, the tent, a cooler…all the things. I sat on top of the gear pile, my tiny head grazing the ceiling and…

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Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas

pedernales falls state park texas

This has been a bucket list park for me for some time. Google it, click images and you’ll see why. Or just scroll down and look at these images. It’s sheer magic. The river is fed by an underwater spring, which we saw. You guys, we saw water bubbling out of the ground. I’ve never…

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A Camper, A Renovation and Freedom

I’ve always tent camped. My earliest camping memory was my mom picking me up from school, probably kindergarten. She had her Lincoln Continental packed to the brim and I sat on top of all the gear and sleeping bags in the back seat. I’m pretty sure I snuck onto the back dash once or twice,…

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