At the end of May we will load up the family and head out on the road without turning back (okay, we’ll be back by the time school starts.) We’ll be like modern pioneers in a van instead of a covered wagon. But I’m guessing even the early settlers probably took their Conestoga’s out for … More The final test before the summer journey
This is the third and final installment chronicling our 7 day romp through the bottom half of Florida. Part One is HERE, and Part Two is HERE. The lynch-pin of our entire change in plans was the fortuitous booking of an elusive cabin in Bahia Honda State Park in the lower Florida Keys. We camped … More Spring Break Scramble – Part Three! Back to the Keys!
Before we get to Part 3 of Spring Break (coming soon), please check out my latest piece for Creative Loafing Tampa: 10 reasons kids are easier to manage while camping. No parent should miss out on the opportunity to legally deprive their children of life’s basics, while also warping their sense of pop culture. Photographic … More Check out my latest piece for Creative Loafing
A little housekeeping before we get to the post: We now have a public Facebook page for Don’t Make Me Turn This Van Around. Be sure to “like” it for more pics that don’t make the blog, and post updates. This is Part Two of our three part, mega Spring Break chronicle, which came with … More Spring Break Scramble – Part Two!
For several months leading up to our kids’ week off from school for Spring Break, we planned to camp for a week at Fort Clinch, which is a beautiful park on Amelia Island, nestled on the Florida/Georgia border on the east coast. Sounds idyllic, right? Well, it could have been, but since we booked early, … More Spring Break Scramble – Part One!
The van’s second camping voyage came along when my friend asked if I wanted to take a boys-only one night trip to a rather unusual campsite: the infield of the Daytona International Speedway. When he suggested it, images of sunburned rednecks (redundant?), beer can pyramids, and trucks with stickers of Calvin peeing on a Chevy … More A van walks into a biker bar…