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Happy Hammock Day!

cozumel hammock

How did I not know there was a National Hammock Day? I love hammocks. I actually asked for one for my college graduation. I intended to look really hard for photos of my family in hammocks. It was not difficult. So, you can get to know my family as well. I promise this won’t turn into a “look at pictures of my family” blog, unless it is relevant. And, it is relevant to the holiday. The best holiday, IMO.

The above photo is my husband, Brad, in Cozumel, Mexico. We went on a cruise for our honeymoon, and his goal was to sleep in all the hammocks he could find.


This is us, on the cruise. In the middle of the Caribbean.


My kids and I in our back yard, on my graduation hammock. The one in the orange is Zaster and the other is Chaos. Not their real names, but the names they’ve asked to go by, nicknames they gave each other.

IMG_3789Then, here is my husband and I, this was how we spent Easter this year.

Where is your favorite place to lay out in a hammock and enjoy the sunshine? (or the rain, I suppose, if that’s your thing.)

In case you need some ideas, here are 33 Incredible Hammocks You Need to Nap In

The First Post!

Let me start off with a bit about me.

I’m Katie. I travel a lot. But, I don’t really “vacation”.  My husband, Brad, has a job that affords us a lot of travel perks, because he is away from home Monday-Friday. Sometimes we, meaning the kids and I, get to go with Brad to work. Sometimes that is awesome, and we go to the beach. Sometimes, it isn’t so awesome and we go to the middle of nowhere, Missouri. Sometimes it’s just me, sometimes it’s all of us. And, we always find ways to stay busy.

Home base is northeastern Indiana. The family consists of Brad and I. Both about 30, and our sons, who are 10 and 8. We home school the kids, and so we end up being able to go to work with Brad a lot.

I realized as I went through the photos, mementos, scrapbooks, and journal entries, I’m gaining a lot of information about HOW to travel, and how to enjoy it no matter where you are. I thought I would share the knowledge I gain, along with information about specific places, and I can share photos without annoying my Facebook friends anymore. 😉

Join me on my travels. Enjoy.