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5 Crucial Things to Know Before Your First Skoolie Adventure

2017-03-22T09:04:08+00:00

Is your family ready to camp for the first time in a converted school bus? Maybe your bus is your tiny home and this is your first adventure. Either way, don't push that air brake until you know these 5 Crucial Things before your first bus trip. Get To Know Your Bus I don't [...]

What is the hardest thing about 7 kids on a Skoolie?

2016-09-23T21:04:03+00:00

What is the Hardest Thing about 7 Kids on a Skoolie? When someone posed this living with 7 kids on a converted school bus question, I didn't even have to think about the answer. Two struggles popped into my mind. It wasn't the laundry or the cooking. The lack of space and limited toys didn't enter [...]

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site in New Mexico

2016-10-12T16:50:38+00:00

Travel Back in Time at the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site in New Mexico Did you know there was a place in New Mexico where you could hike a trail and be transported back in time? If you venture off the beaten path to the Three Rivers Petroglyph site, you will be amazed at the history [...]

Tweetsie Railroad Birthday Party

2016-10-12T16:50:40+00:00

Did you know there is an amusement park in Blowing Rock, NC.? Neither did I until I was looking through Katie's Make A Wish Passport and found Tweetsie Railroad in North Carolina. I couldn't believe I had missed this gem after living so close for over 6 years. After doing some research, I found out that [...]

School Bus Conversion Challenge: One Man and Only 25 days

2017-03-22T09:06:08+00:00

  Jeff entered the School Bus Conversion Challenge without really knowing that he had entered. We had known for weeks that we were leaving on Katie's Make A Wish Trip to Disney World on March 29th, 2016. Heck, we had been doing a Periscope Disney Countdown for almost a month. So, when Jeff offered to [...]

How One Ugly Cupcake Ignited an Explosion

2016-10-12T16:50:45+00:00

I never thought that one ugly cupcake could ignite an explosion of ideas in my brain. If I had known that all it would take to get me excited about writing again was to eat one ugly cupcake, I would have eaten one weeks ago. What is one thing that you could do to create [...]

Bottomless Lakes State Park, Roswell, NM (April 2010)

2016-10-12T16:50:47+00:00

Bottomless Lakes State Park Review Bottomless Lakes State Park has Electric/Water hookups and several tent sites.  They have a Visitor Center with interpretive displays. Their playground was "awesome" so says the children. The playground at Bottomless Lakes State Park has a seesaw, rope climbing tower, and the "twirly thing". Lea Lake has a swimming area [...]

University of South Dakota has a Treasure Hidden

2016-10-12T16:50:52+00:00

There is a building on the campus of the University of South Dakota that holds many treasures. This building is the National Music Museum.  The National Music Museum showcases over 1,000 instruments. Upon entering the museum, be sure to pick up a multi- media device that will enable you to hear the sound that the instruments make [...]

The Day We Became A Make A Wish Family

2016-11-07T11:33:48+00:00

  The day we became a Make A Wish family was like any other day. You know the kind - School.  Kids arguing. Doctor appointments. RUNNING LATE. Around 10:00, we were headed to a doctor's appointment with Katie concerning her leg. I was already in the van; backed out of the driveway, and trying [...]

Every Girl Deserves to be a Princess for a Day

2016-10-12T16:50:55+00:00

In June 2015, Katie was referred to Make A Wish This year, Katie was referred to Make A Wish by her Nana Nancy.  When Katie was accepted by Make A Wish, Jeff and I had to come up with a wish for Katie because Katie was not able to verbalize her wish. We decided that [...]