Category: Do Things and See Places

Corn like Candy and Monster Machines

From corn sweeter than candy, to John Deere’s monster machines to actual candy and delicious ice cream from Lagomarcino, Quad Cities is a sweet surprise the whole family will enjoy.

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Show Your Love With a Dozen Roses?

A long time ago, before the Full Van Fun was Full or even a Van (but still Fun), this poem was a very special Valentine’s Day gift. Drawn upon years of working in a flower shop, this poem is a slightly different spin on the idea that roses are the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.

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All Day at the White House Easter Egg Roll

2016 was a year full of excitement for our family. From the birth of our 7th to our big move to Oklahoma, it was nothing short of remarkable. One of the highlights of this incredible year was spending the day at the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll!

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Perfect Fall Day in the Shenandoah Valley

Whether it is walking through a brilliantly colored forest floor, the fantasyland of an ancient cavern, or a measureless sea of old tall corn, a trip to the Shenandoah Valley is one you and your family won’t soon forget.

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Sunrise, Sunset Photos – 15 of our favorites!

There’s something magical about how the fading (or growing) light shifts the world around you introducing new colors, patterns, and details. Enjoy 15 of our favorite sunrise and sunset photos from our adventures around the U.S. and Canada.

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Nearly Free Seattle Family Fun

Have 24 hours in Seattle and need ideas on nearly free Seattle family fun? On our 2015 cross country roadtrip, we were in the same situation. After driving all the way to Seattle from the Washington DC…

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Stories, interviews, reviews and more from our life as a mom, dad, and seven kids focused on travel, farm to family food, and family friendly music that the “full van” (i.e. parents & kids) can enjoy.

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