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We’re Jonathan & Ashley Longnecker. We love travel, food, homeschool, tattoos, dreads, adventure, living simply, and our 4 amazing kids!

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My Kids Made Me Cry on Mother's Day

Ashley Longnecker Ashley Longnecker / May 16, 2018

A few days ago my kids made me cry. Like, a lot. It started out like any other day. Snuggling in our warm bed, waking up when we feel like it. The kids sleeping in and not being rushed. 

I made my way out the door and walked down to the bath house and over to the dock to sort out emotions and feelings on this day. Being a mom is so rewarding, but also so emotional. Am I doing the best I can? Do they hate me? Am I encouraging them enough? What can I do better?

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Kids and an Armadillo

Mother Neff State Park & Waco, TX

Ashley Longnecker Ashley Longnecker / May 08, 2018

I’m behind on our 'travel journal' posts so bare with me. The only reason I write these posts about where we visit is so that we remember what we have done. It’s so fun to look back and see all the places we’ve been. So, let's see where we went after visiting Lake Mineral Wells State Park.

We headed south to Mother Neff State Park for the week. I had no idea that it would be so nice. We pulled in with gray water we needed to dump and we were so confused because we never saw a dump station. Finally we stopped by the camp host’s site and asked, “Where’s the dump station?” And they gave us a confused look and said, “We don’t have one! All our sites have full-hookups!” Whhaaaattt? At a state park?? Sweet!

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Vintage Airstream Remodel

After a year of full-time travel we sold our brand new 5th wheel, bought a 1972 Airstream Sovereign Land Yacht and are currently in the process of completely renovating it for boondocking and off-road travel.

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