George’s Birthday Adventure: The Long Road Home

When you’re facing the end of a trip, it can be hard to let go right? George’s Birthday Adventure had been truly epic and the 2,000+ miles back to Georgia seemed so boring. So in true Camp Granola style we opted to make it not boring… Four Corners… Which is how we found ourselves at the Four Corners Monument. With …

George’s Birthday Adventure: The Utah Chronicles

So after escaping Death Valley remarkably intact, Camp Granola set off to Utah. We’re used to traveling off-season…one of the many perks of roadschooling. I had a slightly rude awakening however, realizing a bit late that it would be Spring Break for much of the country by the time we reached Utah. As Scooby would say…”R’uh R’oh!” A quick review …

George’s Birthday Adventure: Death Valley

I know I left you hanging on George’s Birthday Adventure with the story of the E.T. Highway but I promise I’ll keep sprinkling it in here between our other antics. It certainly seems odd to still be chronicling that trip when we’re already two weeks into our next expedition…the 5-week journey that I’ve come to know as Geowoodstock to TBEX. …

George’s Birthday Adventure: E.T. Highway

Dear readers, you’ve made it. Finally here at Episode 5 of George’s Birthday Adventure, we get to the main event, the reason for trekking across the U.S., the big kahuna…the E.T. Highway. Fast-forward… …or the part where I gloss over the boring details of getting to Alamo, NV via the armpit of Nevada…Las Vegas. Many readers are howling with displeasure …

George’s Birthday Adventure: The Mojave

Well we’re at Episode 4 in the saga of George’s Birthday Adventure. This is where Camp Granola finally gets to breathe a sigh of relief for having finished the extensive (i.e. epically butt-numbing) drive from Georgia to California. To do this we set to exploring the Mojave Desert. Truthfully, with only one full day to visit, it was really more …

George’s Birthday Adventure: Episode 3

The saga of George’s Birthday Adventure continues as Camp Granola finally reaches the Mojave on Day 4. Show me the Mojave… After a grueling cross-country drive, we finally got down to Camp Granola business. Foregoing any extra stops in the fabulous states of New Mexico and Arizona aside from a couple of quick geocaches, we boogied to the Mojave National …

George’s Birthday Adventure: Episode 2

When we last left you in our tales, we had bedded down for the night somewhere in Louisiana. Running later than we’d have liked, we were pressed to get to Austin to retrieve Jester from his work-related visit. Having returned his rental car, he was sitting at the airport waiting on us so we couldn’t be leisurely in our advance …

George’s Birthday Adventure: Episode 1

As you know, our little George has a great sense of adventure just like his mom. So as I mentioned a few weeks ago, he requested a birthday trip to Nevada so he could geocache the E.T. Highway. Given it’s distance from our Camp Granola home-base in Georgia, this obviously involves more than a weekend getaway. If you’re going to …

Seeds of a Road Trip

So obviously I haven’t completed the tales of our last three months of adventures, but that’s because we’re so busy having them. That’s certainly a good thing. I figure I’ll catch up eventually and if I don’t…well, that just means we have our priorities straight and having a grand old time here. Just to give you an idea, here’s some …