We are the Olsen family.  We are escaping our life in Northern Virginia for a month in an RV cruising through the sights of California. 

 

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November 19, 2019

I have been sitting on this post and these pictures for far too long. First, it was because we needed to let all our close family and friends in on the big news before I spewed it all over social media. Then because I was just having a hard time finding the words to ex...

August 19, 2019

Summer just never feels complete until we've walked along a coast and for us there is no better ocean to set your eyes upon than the Pacific, but seeing it from Hawaii is something we will never forget. This trip to the Big Island was the grand finale of a truly awesom...

August 18, 2019

With any vacation we go on we always try to find a number of activities that will appeal to everyone, but sometimes we do things specifically geared for one person and on this trip that was ziplining for our adrenaline junky Sebastian. Since we've been sneaking this ki...

August 17, 2019

The one thing I have wanted to do above everything else while in Hawaii is swim with dolphins, duh, but I already did that post, and no there are no pictures to share, because, hello I was too busy swimming with dolphins. So, the second thing I wanted to do most in Haw...

August 15, 2019

After a few days on the island exploring nonstop with my uncle and aunt on their side of the island, we decided to go out on our own and see what was happening on the other side of Hawaii. We knew one side of the island, the side my uncle is on, is wet and the other is...

August 12, 2019

By the time we arrived in Hawaii, it was past 10 pm and very dark outside. With already 7 hours of travel completed we now needed to make the 1.5-hour car ride to the other side of the island where my Uncle Chris and Aunt Theresa live. The whole way there we caught up...

August 8, 2019

As fun as exploring National Parks on our own was, everyone was more than excited to get to Utah to see Dad and stay with Grandpa.  The drive up was short, but it was filled with pouring rains, flash floods and mountain roads, which in an RV is super fun. But we made i...

August 7, 2019


It seemed like our luck with the weather had finally run out because when we woke up in Moab, the city of a million outdoor activities, we were baking. The sun was out at full strength with no cloud cover like we'd be enjoying our entire stay in the Southwest. So we i...

August 4, 2019

As many times as I have visited Utah, I have never been to any of its national parks, so I was so excited to have a few days for exploring Southern Utah.  We left Mesa Verde not so early and with no plan other than to drive to the nearest National Park. Usually I like...

August 1, 2019

When I was around the age that my children are currently I visited Mesa Verde with my mom, sisters and my two favorite aunts. They were hot air balloonists who traveled all over the country flying their teal and pink hot air balloon. It is my first recollection of visi...

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