when we put the older two kids in school, we knew it would mean that we would have to give up our vacation scheduling freedom, and that we would have to work around the school schedule. fortunately, for some reason, they had off the entire week of thanksgiving, so we didn’t have to cram in […]
first stop. batavia, new york.
well. here i go. attempting to catch up on the backlog of some fifty or so blog posts, dating back to the end of may. i had high hopes of keeping up with it while we went on our epic summer road trip, but that turned out to be sort of laughable due to the […]
batavia, during quarantine.
as previously mentioned, in my letchworth post, a couple of weeks ago, the lidkids and i loaded up to head to batavia, to visit my mom, and break up the monotony of the quarantine. the drive was remarkably uneventful. we stopped twice. both time with little fanfare. and there was no traffic and smooth sailing. […]
being thankful in batavia.
now that we are (stuck) back in winston-salem, we are back to figuring out how to spend various holidays. i was determined to spend christmas in the stupid new house, because the ONLY time i ever missed having a house while we were on the road was christmastime. so, that made thanksgiving a perfect time […]
girls weekend to batavia.
bear with me as i attempt to play blog catchup and remember details about events that happened long ago and far away. at some point in september, the girls and i took a spontaneous trip to batavia, to visit my mom while my stepdad was out of town. my sisters planned to come out for […]
a kitten and baby themed trip to batavia.
we weren’t home in winston-salem for very long before we took off (in the car only) to batavia new york for a little visit. we had planned the trip when we still thought we would go back on the road and it was looking like the only chance to see my baby brother’s brand new […]
soooooo, after our stay in the great smoky mountains, we were supposed to set up camp near chattanooga for a couple of weeks, where we would celebrate our first christmas in the camper. then, the day before we were supposed to depart, my mom called with the news that my gramps had passed away. so, […]
our stay at the shire.
after ohio, we went back to my sister’s house for a few days of mooch-docking on her property in angola. she has all sorts of animals and ponds and creeks and dune buggies and four wheelers and a trampoline and a giant bath tub and a million legos. basically, it’s heaven for any kid. we […]
letchworth to ohio, via angola.
so, after a couple of weeks at letchworth, we packed up and made our way to ohio. i left and went west on route 20a, through crazy hills and twists and turns. derek’s fancy rv gps took him north to the nice flat, wide, straight thruway. i was just pulling into my sister’s house (to […]
homeland pilgrimage. part 3. the july fourth edition.
we had a lazy day with eliot and my mom off on friday. i think. because there’s no pictures except for a handful from the beach. like this. and this. and some kayaking. and that’s pretty much it for friday. saturday was the fourth of july. again, i have no pictures to help me piece […]