Friday, April 9, 2010

I Just Couldn't Resist Joining the Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I am thrilled that you've stopped by to visit! If this is your first time to Live the Adventure, Welcome! My name is Tonya and I'm currently on quite the adventure. Four years ago, the Lord opened the doors for my family to begin traveling with my husband's job. Something we had always dreamed of, but never imagined would happen. After spending nearly 3 years in and out of hotel rooms and temporary apartments, we finally decided we needed something a bit more permanent. We broke down and bought a used, older, but new-to-us 31 foot RV that is now home for us, our three teenagers and our faithful travel companion, our adopted pound puppy.

This blog is a place for me to write about our adventures homeschooling, traveling and just about anything else that pops in my mind. I share travel tips, interesting stories of life on the road, like when our sewer got clogged or my weekly Field Trip Friday posts.

Recently we've decided that it's time to settle down for a bit so we're looking for more permanent housing. Don't worry, we still have lots of adventures planned, a trip to Chattanooga this weekend, a cruise in August and hopefully a trip out West this fall. It sounds like we're settling down, doesn't it? Besides, I'm looking forward to putting my decorating skills back to use.

In addition to traveling, I enjoy attending museums, hiking, playing games and watching movies with my family. When I have some time to myself, I enjoy blogging, reading, snapping pictures and shopping at thrift stores and used book stores.

Well, that's about it for me. I hope you'll spend some time nosing around here on Live the Adventure. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter or the new Live the Adventure Facebook Fan Page.

If you'd like to join the party, hop on over to 5 Minutes for Mom's 2010 Ultimate Blog Party so you can discover some new blogs and make some new friends. If you didn't know, there's also some really cool prizes. I'd love to win anything travel related (of course) especially #39 Be My Guest Gift Certificate for a 2 night stay at any Hilton Garden Inn, #40 a 3 day, 2 night stay at Holiday Inn Maingate East in Kissimee, FL, #75 a $100 gift certificate to SummitCampingGear.com, #95 a $100 gift certificate to Restaurants.com (see a pattern here?) or #14 10 Custom Bumper Stickers or #23 a $50 gift certificate towards Mongrammed-Gifts.com. Of course, I wouldn't turn down any of the prices, they all sound wonderful!

23 comments:

  1. Found you on ultimate blog party. Love your blog and now following. Have a great weekend.

    www.lifeofamodernmom.com

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  2. What a great adventure! I'm so glad I found your blog by way of the UBP! I look forward to spending some time here. I'm Conni (MrsMamaHen.com) a homeschooling mom of three, and wife of a soldier. I'm so glad to "meet" you!

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  3. Hi Tonya! Are you having fun in the UBP? Stopped by to say hi, what a way to meet new bloggers, glad to see you jumped on board as well!

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  4. How exciting! I thought my life was an adventure. You win. LOL

    Hi! I'm Dayngr and I surfed in from 5 Minutes for Mom. Looking forward to getting to reading more as we go. If you'd like to read it, my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post can be found at Dayngrous Discourse. I hope you'll surf on over and say hello.

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  5. An RV with 3 teenagers? Holy cow, I sure would say that is an adventure! I'm thinking of the bathroom alone...the closet space...oh, but how you'd save on THINGS. Wow, that is quite a different, and I'm sure has been an interesting 3 years. Hope you can find what you are looking for as far as permanency is concerned.

    Hope you have a great time at the party this week and meet lots of great bloggers and friends! Stop by and say hi when you get the chance.

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  6. WoW! You are DEFINITELY living the adventure! Checking you out via UBP! Hope to follow your adventures in the future!

    Check out my blog:
    www.anamericangirlincanada.blogspot.com

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  7. I love to travel! Hope you're enjoying the party.

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  8. Hi! I'm visiting from the UBP, but actually started following your blog a little while ago. I originally found it through Families on the Road. You have a fun blog! My family has our house up for sale, and hope to soon become a Family on the Road! I think you picked the same prizes I did. I'd love it if you would visit my blog
    http://www.livinourdash.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow! My dream was always to settle down somewhere. I'm so glad you've been able to live your dream.

    ~ Yaya
    Yaya's Changing World

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  10. I thought I would share :-)

    http://mrsmamahen.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunshine-award.html

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  11. Hi Tonya,
    I saw that you joined the UBP10 party when I browsed the list. I just wanted to stop in and say hello..We sure run into each other in all kinds of places lately :-)

    Johanna

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  12. Pretty sure I've stopped by here before, so I will just say hi! Looks like you're in my city today. If you decide to settle down here, give me a holler. :)

    Sure sounds like an adventure! I would kind of love it for awhile, I think. There's still so many parts of the US I haven't seen!

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  13. Wow! Great, i love travel tips. I don't think I have ever read a blog with travel tips. Great way to stand out with something unique like that. And very valuable information for those like me who love to travel. Thanks for an awesome blog.

    I look forward to reading more.

    I am doing a giveaway on my blog. Please come by and enter.

    http://sixcherriesontop.com

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  14. Hey Tonya, Stopping over the the UBP. So glad I found you and your adventurous life. My hubby and I love to travel and are always looking for places to visit. I'm super excited to read more about your adventures and how God is working in your life. Please stop by my little spot when you get the chance. Blessings, SusanD

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  15. You are my hero... well, aside from Sarah Palin ;)

    Homeschooling in an RV?! Woman, you need an award. I homeschool in a large house and I have hair plugs. Okay, not really. But now I'm all fixated on how you guys do what you do! Stealing your button and following!

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  16. You know what, I don't think I have you in my reader! I'm going to go add you right now.

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  17. here for the party. off to read more about your adventures. my husband is in the military so we travel a lot. we live for adventure!

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  18. Thanks for following - I've returned the favor. I'll be keeping an eye on the Friday Field Trips!

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  19. Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    www.groschengoblins.com

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  20. Hi, Dropping by from my blog's UBP10! I subscribe by rss google reader.

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  21. Hi,
    Stoppy by from the UBP.
    You look like your have a fun blog going, I like it. Please stop by my blog party.
    http://misc-oceansky.blogspot.com

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  22. Wow. When you say you are on the move, you really mean it. It sounds like a fun and exciting life.

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  23. A really cute blog...

    This is such a fun party and I have already met some of the greatest bloggers... I am sad it is about to end. I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs. Stop by for a visit...just leave a comment on any of the last few posts on either blog and you are eligible for the GRAND PRIZE $100 GIFT BASKET! I am going to draw Friday night.....
    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/
    http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

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