Our Life

We love family time, and though sometimes that means we have more mess than we'd like, we want to share our journey with you. Follow along as we share our favorite experiments and experiences as we try to make every moment count.

Though the days are long, the years are short.

It’s not all sunshine and rainbows here on the road. • This was our site while we were hanging in the U.P. Of Michigan…..until….some crazy torrential down pours came (in the middle of the night, of course ) and we were flooded out of this site and forced to move to higher ground . • Luckily we weren’t flooded too bad until the next morning. So at least the kids got a good nights sleep. • Joseph and I, on the other hand, were awakened at 3 am by lightening and thunder that sounded like it was right outside our window! •

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We started homeschool while in Michigan. So far, so good. • Homeschooling on the road has been pretty similar to homeschooling at home. Some frustrating moments, some awesome moments, and many of the just in between moments. Although…history and geography have become way more interesting. •

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Getting to be a part of the Mackinac Bridge walk was one of our favorite parts of being in St. Ignace. • Every Labor Day, they shut down the 5 mile long bridge that connects mainland MI to the Upper Peninsula. Thousands of people walk from both Mackinaw City and St. Ignace across the bridge. • It was fun to be there in all the hype! And the kids walked the entire 5 miles! Well, Liam mostly did. I love getting to experience the events of the different communities we are visiting. So glad we were there over Labor Day weekend! •

By Meagan
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• Getting to be a part of the Mackinac Bridge walk was one of our favorite parts of being in St. Ignace. • Every Labor Day, they shut down the 5 mile long bridge that connects mainland MI to the Upper Peninsula. Thousands of people walk from both Mackinaw City and St. Ignace across the bridge. • It was so fun to be there in all the hype! And the kids walked the entire 5 miles! Well, Liam mostly did. • I love getting to experience the events of the different communities we are visiting. So glad we were there over Labor Day weekend! •

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Mackinac Island – No Cars Allowed

By Joseph

Let’s talk about Mackinac Island. This place is really unique…the island doesn’t allow cars except for emergency vehicles (and I swear that ambulance seemed narrow). The primary modes of transport are bikes and horses. Also it would appear as though their sole economic driver is tourism, and anyone who lives on the island likely works…

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Working smarter not harder to enjoy the things I love . “Glamping” for the win! • Also, just got a new phone and am working on getting it restored so I can post more pictures! So much more to come!

By Meagan
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One Month In. What we’ve been up to

By Joseph

This week’s video, some places we’ve been, Meagan’s race, and a few photos (at the bottom). I intended to get this out last week, but it didn’t work out. Our internet was terrible where we were and I couldn’t get a reliable signal fast enough to upload the video. This week’s video: St. Ignace, Michigan…

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Heading up to Arch Rock. Such a beautiful overlook over the waters of Lake Huron. This spot was still very busy but I’m glad that we didn’t skip it!

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* We made it to Mackinac (Mackinaw) Island before we left the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Such a cool and interesting place! * No cars allowed! So you either walk, ride your bike, or take a carriage to get around, even if you live there. And yes, people live there. So neat, right? * It just happened to be the second busiest day of the year, but the only day that would work for us. So at first I was totally overwhelmed by all the people. Can you see all the people on both of these pictures? * But after we got a little ways off the beaten path. We had an amazing time exploring the island on our bikes! The kids did amazing too. They are becoming quite the little bikers and hikers!

By Meagan
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Hinson Co. Newsletter – Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, and Life on the Road

By Joseph

Our videos will be staggered significantly because we’re seeing SO much. Keep in mind that I didn’t even include everything I recorded in this video. In fact, I probably have 20+ minutes of the sleeping bear dunes hike alone, so I have to cut a ton just to fit it into this video, and that…

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