Road trip rambling

We made it to Florida.... 
it was late and rainy ,
we lost our reservation, almost got stuck,
and ended up boon-docking for the night.
But we made it!

My husband has driven this rig through some tight places,
and has amazed more than just me.
We are truly blessed by his abilities!

I'm sure I'll share lots of photos along the way...
but I really want to share more.
This trip is something to me, to us.
The coming together of dreams & healing.

We did school for the first time yesterday...
all but one was actually excited. {grin}

We have been fighting off a cold and some other bug.
Thankfully it was not strep.
I thought we might have had a stomach bug too,
but it was just me and Eliza so maybe it was something we ate?
So thankful we are all almost better now.

Although we've been gone for a while now,
this truly feels like the beginning of our big adventure.
A new place, settling into camp, seeking new things...
we are so excited!

The boys are doing the Jr Ranger program,
at all the National parks we visit.
Roadschool at it's best. {grin}

I really want to put up a map on my sidebar,
so you can all see where we are at.
Anyone know of a good one?

The kids saw the ocean for the first time yesterday.
It was cool, beautiful and peaceful.
We even took a family picture...
which means there is proof I was there! {grin}
I turned it into a new header...
what do you think?

I just started working on a you asked it... road trip edition.
Hopefully I'll finish it up soon. {grin}

Paul and the big boys just got back from the grocery store,
time for some eggs finally...
we had been eating nuts and dried fruit for breakfast the last few days.

hope you all have a great day!







34 comments:

  1. LOVE the new header :)... Every child needs to see the ocean at least once. Sounds like you guys are making wonderful memories.

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  2. Love your new photo. Sounds like you guys are having fun.

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  3. LOVE the new header!! So fun! Enjoy every moment of your trip. Have loved that you take us {vicariously} along with you!

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  4. Andrea Parypa2/9/12, 12:23 PM

    Your header is a wonderful representation of your beautiful family!  Enjoy Florida and your trip!

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  5. Drucrowell2/9/12, 1:06 PM

    Love the new header! Your family is absolutely gorgeous! Inside and out. can't wait to see more pictures. 

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  6. Sandra Kohlmann2/9/12, 1:42 PM

    The new header is great. It's crazy that you've gone all the way to Florida and this is just the beginning of your trip. It's so fun to follow your family. I hope you find a good map tool to put on the blog. Fun! Safe travels!

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  7. Ditto to all the other header comments... LOVE IT!  What a great photo of all of you.  Blessings on your journey.

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  8. Love the new header photo!  Wish I was at the beach right now... ;) 

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  9. Mel Bowman2/9/12, 4:39 PM

    If you do a map on the side bar, I recommend updating it after you leave, rather than when you arrive....privacy and safety. Welcome to the ocean! Glad you're having a great trip. 

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  10. love your new picture.  i really want to see your whole set up!  in side and out.  and didnt you talk about alternative fuels last time?

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  11. TaraGiselle2/9/12, 7:57 PM

    I love the new header too!  At first I thought I was on the wrong blog.  =)  And, I second a tour of your set up!  My husband and I would love to get a travel trailer - would love to see what works for you guys! 

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  12. Maxsmomhere2/9/12, 8:44 PM

    I found your website somehow through the whole other mommy blogger who RV'd, etc...It's so refreshing to read your blog. I find you very down to earth and I enjoy reading your posts. I think you are creative and your pictures are really good. If you came to South Carolina I would definitely hire you as a photographer! Can't wait to see what the rest of your trip holds for you...

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  13. I love the new photo, what a cute bunch you are. I enjoy your blog very much, such a nice style you have. It's drama free and genuine.

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  14. Emily Mapes2/9/12, 10:14 PM

    love the header!! glad you guys are having a fun trip!

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  15. brittanyclaire2/10/12, 6:42 AM

    Thank you Rosy.

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  16. brittanyclaire2/10/12, 6:45 AM

    Thank you so much! Its always nice to find words of encouragement in your inbox. :)
    I don't think we are headed that way this time.... But a trip down the east coast would delightful in the summer.
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  17. brittanyclaire2/10/12, 6:48 AM

    Hee-hee nope still the same blog. :) you can see a tour of the inside up on my top bar... Click the link that says "the rv". Good luck finding one... We looked ay so many that wouldn't have worked. :)
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  18. brittanyclaire2/10/12, 6:49 AM

    You can see the inside from the "the rv" link above. I well share more with the "you asked it" post. We did try to use alternated fuels... But it didn't work out
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  19. brittanyclaire2/10/12, 6:52 AM

    Yes and yes... I have thought through that. I'll probably update as we leave... Especially if its specific. If I post just the city and its a big city, would anyone really find us?
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  20. Love, Love, Love the family pic at the ocean!

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  21. brittanyclaire2/10/12, 8:12 AM

    Thank you.... Its quite imperfect but thats okay... Its real. :)

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  22. TaraGiselle2/10/12, 8:17 AM

    I checked out the rv photos, very cool!  Do you have a fifth wheel?  We have 4 little ones and are looking at bunk house models, but no luck for our price range yet!  I love reading about your family!  Safe travels!

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  23. brittanyclaire2/10/12, 8:32 AM

    It is a 5th wheel, it was really our only option besides a motorhome... because there are 8+ of us. We do sort of wish we would have gone for a motorhome instead. We've invested about the same at this point. Motorhomes are harder to find with quad bunks though. Oh the 1st world dilemma we have. :)


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  24. living my dream through you guys:).............just when I am ready to give up homeschooling.....your post comes:) Safe travels!!!!!

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  25. brittanyclaire2/10/12, 11:13 AM

    Awww... Hang in there. We all have days we want to quit. :)

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  26. Runningtobeskinny2/11/12, 10:54 AM

    Such a beautiful family, love your blog!

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  27. brittanyclaire2/11/12, 11:32 AM

    Thank you!

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  28. I can't believe they saw the ocean for the first time!

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  29. Brittany, I LOVE your new family photo. I'm always looking for new ideas for taking family groupings of my own family.  I'm curious...did you have the camera on the sand pointing up a little?  How did you get this perspective?

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  30. brittanyclaire2/11/12, 7:57 PM

    Thank you! :)

    I set my camera on the hard sand... I believe I had it set on 24mm. I'll post the camera numbers soon. I love ground shot perspective, I use it often. :)
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  31. brittanyclaire2/11/12, 8:03 PM

    Always lived in the middle of the US... Ha!

    Did you get my message about the lens. :)

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  32. Love the beach....so glad you got to enjoy it!

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  33. Savanna Harper3/10/12, 3:56 PM

    It looks like y'all had a blast.  I love the new header!

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Thank you for blessing me with your words!

Brittany