We started off our road trip with a quick stop into Zion National Park. When I planned our camping/road trip, I didn't allot for much time there because the focus of the trip and final destination was Yellowstone and exploring that region of the country (I'll blog about that later). I wish I had given us more time in the area because there is so much to do and see, but we didn't really have time to make adjustments as our trip was already planned out to a tee. So in the spirit of getting the most out of what to do in a short time frame, here is my two day itinerary for ZION NATIONAL PARK. And for your reading pleasure, I have also included what I would had done IF we had another day. . . .
Archives for June 2019
Our summer road trip this year is heading up to the Yellowstone area (I'll be posting my itinerary later). Now that is a LONG a$$ drive so, of course, I made three new road trip games! 👊🏼 ALPHABET GAME Simple as finding (appropriate) things on the road that start with that letter! I personally don't like to make it a contest since my kids are different ages and my daughter has a slightly lower attention span. They get a prize if they simply finish it! Buuuut no copying each other! If you are of a competitive nature, you can make this game a point system. Give a certain amount of time and see how many they can get in that time frame. Double letters like "Subway Sign" count as . . .
There is a term/saying going around, you've probably heard it by now "unapologetically me" and I'm going to just say it now, don't think I'm a complete bitch. BARF. JUST BARF. 🤮🤢 Let me tell you why I have an issue with this saying. But first, while I understand that this saying probably came to popularity because people wanted others to know that they were proud of themselves... their faults and imperfections, not following social norms or fitting in what social media expects them to be. It was a way to express to others to be true to yourself without apologizing for who you are....I get it. And actually I stand by the intention of this saying, in fact I'm shouting it from the roof tops- . . .
No one quite understands the pain of shopping at Target (or any other store for that matter) than a person with children. Even with a 9 and 11 year old, it is still a pain in the ass. I am a big advocate of allowing kids to be bored and I also have strong opinions about relying on electronics to entertain my kids. Don't believe me? I have other printables for road trips 🚗 and airports ✈️. 😀 But I understand those two printables are for specific situations, so I thought I'd offer another printable to use for everyday situations. And since I know the majority of my audience often goes to Target 🎯, what better printable to provide? To get this printable click here! 👉🏼Download You . . .
If you didn't know, I'm married to a firefighter a hot ass firefighter. My husband is going to love that sentence and picture below. Ha! There are a lot of misconceptions about the fire department/fire life that I'm going to set straight for you right here. I've been in this fire life for 15 years now and it surprises me how many times I hear people ask questions that I just assumed they knew. So lets start... 1. They work 24 hour shifts. Simple bullet point information below because it can get confusing. Shift (usually) starts at 8 am and ends 8 am the following day.They don't come home at night. They sleep at the fire station in rooms that are furnished by the city (They do . . .
We just took a much needed trip to Cabo, it was delightful. 🌴And of course my kids asked me to make an "airport find it" game..... ok I just lied. My kids didn't ask me, I wanted to make it for them so they wouldn't be connected to the machine (aka any electronic) while we waited... only then to be connected to the machine again on the 2 hour flight. In fact, I had to bribe my tweenager son to play along. But you know what? He and his bestie ended up having fun. I wished I had taken some photos of them in the airport, but I didn't. So the printables alone will have to suffice. 😀 I made three of them, as shown below! And what better time to use these with summer travel coming up right . . .