We’re Back…

Family Pic 2013

We just got back from spending a week in Branson with the family.  All 14 of us...it was nice.  This family photo was taken on our last morning after we got all four of the vehicles loaded down and ready to head home.  I should also mention that this photo was taken by my brother's SMART phone after we set it up on this crazy looking mini tripod and then shouted the word "CAPTURE" at it!  It … [Read more...]

Our Houseboat Vacation 2012

60' Deluxe House Boat

Late 2011 I started thinking about what I wanted to do for a vacation with the kids this year...Not the 'my parents are paying for it' vacation, but the 'I've got this' vacation!  We all love the water and so I thought we should get a cabin by the lake or something like that. In my Google search, house-boating came up.  Most of what I could find was out of our price range, but I finally … [Read more...]

Colorado Pics Finally (Pics!)

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The Royal Gorge Trip (Part 2 of 2)

Finally, after what felt like a frozen lifetime, the guides decided the other raft could continue and we were off again. We still had a huge portion of the trip left. As we got closer to the Royal Gorge bridge, the skies that had threatened us for so long gave in and started pouring on us. Icy raindrops chilled us further as soon the cold waves over the side of the raft felt like warm bath water … [Read more...]