Tidal Wave of Illness.

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Statistically a definite probability. The sickness. With two kids in school now, nose picking, lackluster hand washing and general carelessness….infecting the house with some form of disease is a real struggle early in the school season. However against all odd’s, I was the one who brought it…

Rainy Days and Roller Coasters

This weekend we took the long 8 minute trip to Lake Side 370 Park one exit down the highway from the house. Every year they hold a bash with food vendors, carnival rides fireworks and so on. They also have a RV park that requires a wait list for the weekend. This was our first…

New Town Shire Lane Pool

Labor Day. A time to be thankful for all the men and women who gave us the weekend, 40 hour work week, overtime pay, and many other things that keep us out of third world status. Labor day weekend also signifies the closing of the pools in New Town. Before kids, we did not utilize…

A Week of Not Much…

This week felt like most others and went by without incident. We all however seemed to pick up where we left off the school year….with colds. On Monday Max had to stay home from school because of it and he has now rebounded nicely. As for the rest of us it took the majority of…

7 Reasons Why RV Travel is Better Than You Might Think.

Having not hit the road since early June the kids and I are itching to get out for a few days. Since our June adventure I have had the pleasure of staying in multiple hotels for work and am constantly reminded why the tight quarters, stress of packing of staying in an RV trumps hotels…

GroundHog Day….

May 18th seemed like yesterday. August 10th was a flash in the pan. Why are these dates significant? Summer break beginning and ending for 2016. This year we added one more to the roster of the Orchard Farm School District and I hope they are ready. This one was an extremely short summer. We did…

Summer Travel and Some Ramblings…

Once again, I have lost track of time and maintaining this blog (that has just turned into a picture catalog site) has taken a back seat to life. Truth be told, things are moving at such a rapid clip and it’s hard to keep up. Summer is over half-way done as I type this and…

St. Louis Ribfest in New Town St. Charles 2016!!!

One of the perks of living where we do is that our neighborhood from May to October is pretty much a hub of activity on weekends. From Concerns and  Triathlons to  Races and Festivals….these types  of events populate the calendar. However, not much can compare to RIB-FEST! For a BBQ guy this is heaven especially…

April/May And The Last Day of School!!!!

Time has it’s way with you as you get older. We have checked off 1st grade as of 12:30 today. Its a welcome moment as we have struggled a little with Sam and his hair trigger temper this year. Needless to say, Sam and his parents are glad we get to take a break for…

Spring Has Sprung

It’s the most anticipated time of the year around our house (Other than Christmas). The Start of the Spring travel season and the beginning of the warm months. This winter was not that bad if you don’t count the horrible rains in December…..that does not mean that it didn’t suck. Glad to see the light…

It’s Gumbo Paux Paux

If you follow this with any regularity you will likely see some of the same things over and over again. One thing that I have not written about is some of my Southern Louisiana cooking attempts. Much to my family’s dismay, I seem to have the only southern pallet in the house so I rely…

December and a New Year

Playing catch up yet again. The month of December has yet again come and gone without a trace. This is typically one of the busiest and slowest months on the calendar for me. Typically this is trade show season and this year it was in Las Vegas. Fun? Yes. Depressing? Absolutely.     Our regular…