May 12: Chicago, IL

Upon arrival at Indiana Dunes NP we soon realized that there was a train only a short drive away that we could take into Chicago. One thing about our kids is: anything to do with transportation is considered super-fun, so a train ride to Chicago was a no-brainer. So, on […]

May 9-11: Canal Fulton, OH/Amish Country

I have always been fascinated by the Amish and had hoped to go to Lancaster in Pennsylvania, which has a large Amish population. However, we just could not make that jaunt fit our schedule considering other priorities. The geography wouldn’t cooperate. There is a smaller population of Amish in Ohio, […]

May 7: Erie Canal

Since our co-op covered U.S. history and geography last year, there were certain destinations that we hoped to get to so the kids could observe with their own eyes the actual point of interest that they had so diligently located on a map last year. Some examples include: Washington, D.C., […]

May 8-10: Cleveland, OH

For our stay in Ohio, we parked at another friend of Richard’s. Konrad is another boarding school buddy of his. As we travel, we sometimes have to have supplies mailed to us, so we had some things waiting for us when we arrived. One surprise was a care package from […]

April 30-May 5: Acadia National Park

We stayed 5 nights (our longest stretch so far) outside of Acadia National Park at a Boondockers Welcome location. We parked in the parking lot of a storage unit facility. Sounds boring but we were only about 10 minutes from the park! We arrived late the first evening but the […]

May 7 & 8: New York: Niagara Falls

We decided to go to Niagara Falls on Friday evening because we were heading to Richard’s friend, Konrad’s, house on Saturday. It was on my bucket list of things to see, but I still did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did. It really is breathtaking! Evie […]

May 6: New York: Eternal Flame Falls

Our New York BW hosts were delightful, and they pointed us in the direction of the Eternal Flame Falls nearby. Creed and I hiked this one alone. There is a short (albeit, wet) hike to the falls and underneath there is a natural gas emission which, when lit, produces an […]