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Dana Ticknor
Mom to a tribe of travelers; 9 of our kids are still 'at home' in our 40' toy hauler and touring the country with us! Our fetishes are National Parks, educational and historical themed family friendly destinations, and disaster relief volunteering. I enjoy keeping a journal of our adventures at: http://ticknortribe.com/

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Biscayne National Park, FL…

Biscayne National Park, FL…

Earlier this month, we were able to spend a couple of weeks in southern Florida visiting more of our favorite places – National Parks! On one beautiful day, we drove over to Biscayne National Park, Dante Fascell Visitor Center.  Located just south of Miami, Biscayne is unique in that 95% of the park is underwater! The park is touted for it’s great snorkeling and diving opportunities, but... [Read more]

De Soto National Memorial, Florida…

De Soto National Memorial, Florida…

Just yesterday, the kids and I took a little drive and spent the day at a wonderful National Park! Located just south of Tampa, FL, the De Soto National Memorial is a beautiful location to spend an afternoon! While the park does not cover a large acreage, the grounds are beautiful, and offer a lovely walking path (which is wheel-chair and stroller friendly). De Soto National Memorial is a park dedicated... [Read more]

Moundville Archaeological Park, near Tuscaloosa, AL…

Moundville Archaeological Park, near Tuscaloosa, AL…

We recently spent 2 weeks near Tuscaloosa, AL, volunteering with a Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief build. While we were there, we stayed at the Moundville Archaeological Park, in Moundville, AR; about 20 minutes south of Tuscaloosa. The MAP is a small park, about 26 acres, that consists of a museum, ancient Indian mounds, replica Indian huts, beautiful walking paths, and a small campground.... [Read more]

Vicksburg National Military Park, MS…

Vicksburg National Military Park, MS…

We recently had the opportunity to visit Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi, and while the cold, wet weather did dampen our visit a bit, we still thought the park was intriguing and beautiful.      Vicksburg was an important location in the Civil War; the army that controlled Vicksburg pretty much controlled the Mississippi River and it’s important role as a vital supply route... [Read more]

Modding your RV – think outside the box…

Modding your RV – think outside the box…

or in this case, Inside the Closet!!! While not everyone travels fulltime with 10 children, most of us with RVs would like to modify them in some little way to meet our needs better. For some, that means adding shelving, or pulling down valances and adding black out curtains, or changing out that plastic toilet for a ceramic one more like the house, or even painting some of your inside walls. In many... [Read more]

Arkansas Post National Monument, AR…

Arkansas Post National Monument, AR…

This year, in our annual winter trek across the southern states, we decided to take a new route between Texas and Florida. For this stretch, we usually take I-10 along the Gulf, but we decided that this year we needed some new stops – to see a few new destinations that we had not had a chance to visit before. So, we ventured a bit more north, into Arkansas, and stopped at a few fun, new-to-us... [Read more]

Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi, TX…

Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi, TX…

One of the other things that we did during our visit to Padre Island National Park, was to drive in to Corpus Christi and spend an afternoon at the Texas State Aquarium. The aquarium is part of the AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums), so if you have a membership to your local zoo or aquarium, you would get in to the Texas State Aquarium for half price (like we did). One of the things that I loved... [Read more]

Cruisin’ the beach in style…

Cruisin’ the beach in style…

Right before Christmas, we spent 10 days out on Padre Island (Texas Gulf Coast). We dry camped out in the National Park campground on the island, and had a great time! We try to spend 2 weeks there every year – it is one of our very favorite places. Every year we try to make sure to do our ‘traditions’ – our favorite things that we have to do every visit, like driving down the... [Read more]

Devil’s Tower National Monument, Wyoming…

Devil’s Tower National Monument, Wyoming…

We are so incredibly blessed to be able to travel with our family during the winter. This fall, after leaving our home state of Montana, we took our time getting down to Texas, where we spent much of December. On our way south, we stopped at a few National Parks; NPs are kind of our ‘thing’. We are trying to stop at as many National Parks as we can; at each park the kids complete the educational... [Read more]

May you all have a Blessed Christmas, no matter where the season finds you…

May you all have a Blessed Christmas, no matter where the season finds you…

This year will be our fourth year celebrating Christmas in an RV; the 3rd in this particular 5er. And we couldn’t be happier about it. While we no longer have the 8′ tree, or the strings of lights outlining the rooftop, or the fancy Christmas dinner with a dozen sides like in the sticks n’ bricks, Christmas still holds the same wonder. Sure, we have had to make some changes in how... [Read more]

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