Author Archives: amymapes

About amymapes

I am a mom with 3 kids who are growing up too fast. I love to bake and come up with hair-brained schemes that make my kids roll their eyes. We try to do lots of different things as a family....sometimes my kids even enjoy it!

Oh, RATs!

Random Acts of Toys! My kids are used to my strange ideas by now. This latest one may have even taken them by surprise. This year, we read a book as a family while traveling called Loves Does by Bob … Continue reading

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The end of the road is a SPIT!

We drove to the end of the Kenai Peninsula, where the road ends, and out onto the Homer Spit! The Homer Spit is a long, narrow strip of land that reaches out into Kachemak Bay. We stayed at the Homer … Continue reading

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Water Day….rain, stream, snow, ,glacier and a lake

We arrived in Alaska in the middle of the night and headed directly to our rental RV to get some sleep in the parking lot of Great Alaskan Holidays before heading out on our adventure. A quick (okay, in all … Continue reading

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Waiting Game!

We had one of the best layovers EVER! Jet Blue threw us for a loop early this spring when they called to tell us that one leg of our trip to Alaska had been cancelled. After a whole bunch of … Continue reading

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Traveling = Juggling

TRAVELING with small children is tough.  There are tons of things to bring with you and schedules to juggle while on the road.  The logistics of traveling with teenagers is a lot easier…they can pack and carry their own bags, naps are … Continue reading

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And the planning begins

  My first task in planning a family vacation is figuring out how we will get where we are going.  This summer we are going to Alaska and since we have limited vacation days, airports will be in our future.  … Continue reading

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Making A Right Turn

One of the goals that I have when it comes to vacations is connections.  Making connections with nature, history, community, and each other.  This summer we put a little twist on this idea.  We volunteered a morning of our time … Continue reading

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