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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July 30, 2019

It had been about 2 years since the last time I visited my family in Arizona, so our plan was to stay and hang out with them as long as possible then head out to Utah to meet Jedediah. But when I realized my mom started her new teaching job earlier than expected and my...

July 25, 2019

I have to warn you that this post may get sentimental because that is how I felt the entire time I was back in Taylor, Arizona. Every Summer and numerous other times around the year I would go up to Taylor to visit my Grandma Hatch, or Grandma with the ducks as my sist...

July 23, 2019

Since hiking to swimming holes is now our thing, I made sure I found a great one near-ish to my mom's house.  At first, no one seemed to mind the 90-minute drive to Waterwheel Falls to do a 2-mile hike along a river, but that is usually how most people feel before gett...

July 18, 2019

For as long as I have been coming to Tucson I have wanted to visit the Mission San Xavier del Bac, so I decided this trip I was going to make it happen. Despite the intense July sun, kids complaining of ear infections, and the long drive south, I was determined to make...

July 15, 2019

We made it to our first destination and everyone in the RV cheered as we crossed the Texas border with the Arizona flag welcoming us to my hometown state. After traveling cross country a real house with a pool and time to relax was a very nice welcome. Meghan and I enj...

July 11, 2019

All my kids have the makings for true adventurers. They love the outdoors, appreciate nature, and are usually always up for exploring, until fear creeps in and gets in the way. Each of them struggles with their own unique anxieties that keeps them from achieving what t...

July 7, 2019

Louisiana is a strange but beautiful place. And so it seems only fitting that our trip here be filled with the same sort of dichotomy. Morning beignets, fireworks displays, discovering a new city with friends, and getting up close with the local wildlife were all apart...

May 26, 2019

While I can't say that we are excited about the oppressive heat that has just hit Virginia, we are happy for  3-day weekends without any rain, making it the perfect excuse to find a shady swimming hole just outside of Baltimore at Gunpowder Falls State Park. This was s...

May 2, 2019

It was meant to be a weekend camping trip to commence our spring break staycation, but cold weather and all day rain were more than us novice campers were willing to endure. Unwilling to completely accept defeated, I rallied the gang for a last minute hike to Cunningha...

April 19, 2019

Life can be so busy raising three kids. Rarely do we get the opportunity to spend a whole week with no commitments, no obligations, no real plans except for what we decide at the moment. While our Spring Break has been nothing special, it has been such a fun week. It b...

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