The Mackeys’ Epic National Park Road Trip!

Midwest to the Southwest The Plan:  Shelby, Indiana to Tulsa, Oklahoma (10 hours) to Sweetwater, Texas (6 hours) to Lajitas, Texas (6 hours) to Carlsbad, New Mexico (6 hours) to El Paso, Texas  (3 hours) to Mesa, Arizona (7 hours) to Santa Fe, New Mexico (8 hours) to Dodge City, Kansas (7 hours) to KansasContinue reading “The Mackeys’ Epic National Park Road Trip!”

Big Bend…the Planet!

Mackeys Meander the Magnificent, our Junior Ranger Adventures. The Dirt We didn’t take a spaceship…but we did journey across Mars and or Mercury (we felt VERY close to the sun!) to land at Big Bend National Park! Like an astronaut without human contact…I felt totally coo coo bananas with so. much. space! I can’t reallyContinue reading “Big Bend…the Planet!”

The Gathering Place – Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Dirt This is the place for multi-generational families to meet and play together. We are always seeking spots on road trips that allow for the kiddos to maximize their gross motor play before strapping them back into their seatbelts! This park FAR exceeded our expectations. It was a (paved and ADA compatible) stroll throughContinue reading “The Gathering Place – Tulsa, Oklahoma”

Short and Sweet: Maple Syrup Times at Deep River

Hooray for a sunny day! Every year we mark our favorite park experiences on the calendar once the rest of our obligations are penciled in. Slowly but surely, many things get eliminated by soccer practices, family parties, colds, the desire to do absolutely nothing on our days off…and things of the like. This Sunday, ourContinue reading “Short and Sweet: Maple Syrup Times at Deep River”

Only Two Weeks of Winter Left!

Fresh off of a snow day, we planned a quick getaway to scratch all our winter itches before the snowy season melts away.  Our big guy has taken a liking to snowboarding.  (A hobby not as conducive to NWI living…unless we just haven’t figured it out yet!)  Since we knew we would have some travelingContinue reading “Only Two Weeks of Winter Left!”