Overland Expo to TBEX: Last stop… North Carolina

After nearly six weeks on the road in the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, we decided to cut the trip short by a week to accommodate our weary teen traveler. George and I could have gone on indefinitely but poor Fred was beyond his travel limit. Even with that decision, though, we still had two stops to make before we …

Overland Expo to TBEX: Maryland, West Virginia, & Washington D.C.

By the time we exited Philadelphia, we’d been on the road for 37 days in the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition. As we slowly moved southward back towards home we could feel the trip winding down even though there were still many more places to visit and two weeks remaining. Going into Maryland, we had the comfort of knowing we’d …

Around Atlanta: LEGOLand Discovery Center

A few weeks ago, the Camp Granola crew was invited to visit the LEGOLand Discovery Center in Atlanta. While my preference is obviously for parks and museums, there is obviously a good bit of educational value to be had through LEGO activities. The boys were excited by the opportunity to get their LEGO on so I stuffed away my dislike …

Overland Expo to TBEX: Philadelphia Blitz

Although you may have noticed this already, let me set the record straight before I share the next few adventures on the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition. I’m an outdoor travel chick. End of story. My wheelhouse is camping, day-hikes, geocaching… that sort of thing. However, in order to fulfill some of Fred and George’s travel desires, as well as …

Musings on Roadschooling…

Today I’m moonlighting over at Mommy Hiker with my thoughts on roadschooling with Fred and George. I hope you’ll go check it out and show Jen some love. She is one of my favorite outdoor moms and I’m so honored she’s allowed me to share our story with her readers. Memory lane… It’s been a wonderful trip down memory lane …

Overland Expo to TBEX: Rhode Island Adventures

Somehow on our Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, we managed to fritter away six days in Massachusetts, some of them actually successful. It was time to move on, though. Originally we planned to quickly cruise through Rhode Island but the boys were jonesing for some beach time so we set out to spend a couple of days on the coast, …

Adventures in Leave No Trace Training

Last week I set out to add another piece to my outdoor-chick toolbox. Having secured my Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification last year and renewed my Wilderness First Aid certification in January, I had nothing else on my radar. But when my dear, insane soul-sister, Karan of E-Corps, told me in no uncertain terms I needed to join her for a …

Overland Expo to TBEX: Roadschooling in Concord, Mass.

If you’re keeping up with the tales of our Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, you know that we struggled greatly with a string of travel woes during our six-week journey. But by the time we reached Boston, it seemed we’d turned the tide and gotten our travel mojo back. We were in full road-schooling mode again. Camping in Concord… Typically …

George L. Smith State Park: A Photo Essay

Last weekend, the Camp Granola crew set off for a camping adventure in George L. Smith State Park in central Georgia. It was one of many trips we’ve taken around the state to complete the Georgia State Parks Geocaching Challenge. Being the types inclined to head to the mountains, the challenge has forced us to step put of our comfort …

Overland Expo to TBEX: 24 hours in Boston – Part 2

So you’ve got 24 hours in Boston. The first night was spent indulging your little nerds at Car Talk Plaza and the Museum of Science. With one morning left to explore a city in which, by all rights, you could easily spend a week just tackling the most famous of spots, you have some tough choices to make. Compound that …