Our favorite Rainy day activity

So when we are unable to get out because of the rain, we have a couple of  rainy day activity that we love to do. So here is our favorite rainy day activities.

1) Disney Movie marathon: we do love a good Disney movie and rainy days tend to be great movie days, so we tend to do a marathon.

2) Dance Party: our little princess has just started really getting into dancing to music. Our favorite pandora channel is Radio for Kids Radio, it has everything from hip hop to your favorite movie soundtracks. This is the perfect channel for dancing to!

3) We cook, this is our last big rainy day activity we do. We love to cook in our family and what better way to spend a rainy day than making delicious food! This weekend we made: chicken noodle soup, Broccoli cheddar muffins, and Banana Bread!


If we are itching to tear out of the house we try to see what is playing at the local theater and go see an actual movie.

What is your families favorite rainy day activity? Let us know!

Until next time remember the best is yet to come.

Rain Rain Go away

Hello friends! We haven’t been up to much lately and have had no adventures. There has been too much rain, and a lot of work. We have decided tommorow to release a post about our favorite Rain day activities, since sometimes adventures get out on hold and sometimes you can’t out. What better thing to do then pull out the Rain day activities.

So come back tomorrow for our Rain day activities. Until then remember: the best is yet to come.

Centennial Park, Ellicot City Maryland.

This past weekend we had the chance to explore Centennial Park in Ellicot City, Maryland. We were blown away by this amazing playground!

First off there is so much to do, they have boat rentals, a boat launch, fishing areas, tons of pavilions to rent, lots of trails for bikes and walking. This park is huge, and then we hit the holy grail of all playgrounds (so far).

This playground is huge and has something for all kids! Tons of slides, tunnels, monkey bars, a rock wall, the only thing missing was swings. But over all this park was fantastic. There are also bathrooms right at the bottom of the hill. Here are some photos we took of the playground. 20180429_09463720180429_09241320180429_09171420180429_09170720180429_09173320180429_09244320180429_09172120180429_090758

We have already been back this week and the kids absolutely love it! We highly recommended this park!

Until next time remember the best is yet to come!

Route 15 PA

We had a 6 hour car ride home last weekend from NY and it was a long trip. When we drive back to maryland from Rochester we take Route 15 through PA. Let me tell you there is so much to do on route 15!

Our big stop on Route 15 is Lewisburg, PA and that is because we always stop at Country Cupboard. Country Cupboard is the perfect place to take a rest, grab something to eat and just wander through the giant market/gift shop. We love letting Alice out here and letting her run around to stretch her legs. They have tons of sweet treats in their candy section and bakery. They also have a restaurant which has great food and a grab and go section.

20180422_121918.jpg We love grabbing breakfast or Lunch in their main eating area. They have entrees you can choose from or their buffet. We love the buffet because Alice eats free still.

If Country isn’t for you there are tons of road side diners, burger spots, ice cream, and fast food on route 15. Another attraction on route 15 is Clyde’s Reptileland. We have heard great things about this location, we have yet to stop with 2 dogs it is usually difficult to stop but it is on our bucket list.

This is also Mennonite country, there are several great road side farmers markets and spots to buy Burbank quilts! Such a great drive and beautiful area.

Stay tuned for our next blog about our Skyzone experience!

Until then remember the best is yet to come!

Rochester or Bust

Our shoes have taken us to Rochester, Ny this weekend.

Sunday afternoon we flew out to spend a week with family in Rochester. Alice is a flying pro now and loves flying. This is her 11th flight since she was 6 months old.

We get asked often how do you do it? Any tips for flying? Yes! We have a few things we do that seem to help with flying!

First we get to the airport at least 2-3 hours early. Our airport by our house is small and they recommend at least and hour and a half before your departure time. With a lap child you have to get their boarding pass day of. So we get their early enough to check our bags an diet her boarding pass. That next leads to security.

We went and got TSA pre checked. Since Alice is a child under 12 she does not require TSA pre check just us and she is allowed to go through with us. This has made the stress of security almost vanish. Which also leads to our next tip.

Pack light for the flight if possible. We are guilty of over packing. Now we fly usually with southwest, which means 2 free bags per ticketed flyer, this does not include Alice. So we have now begun just checking our bags so we have less to bring on the flight. We usually bring Christopher’s backpack which holds snacks and anything we may need on our flight and Alice’s diaper bag. For Alice’s bag we pack 2 extra changes of clothing, her water bottle, diapers, wipes, a coloring book, a picture book, the kindle fire, and her head phones. We have yet to travel cross country with her so we may pack more for when we fly cross country but for now our longest flight has been 2 hours. She usually colors for a little while and then watches a movie. For headphones we have the lilgagets headphones they are 17.95 on Amazon and come in multiple colors.

After we are through security and find our terminal is when we usually let Alice out and run around, this gets her energy out and she also loves to look at the planes leaving the gate. We also like to get her a treat, weather it be a special meal, or cinnasticks from cinnabon. This makes sure she has a full tummy before we board and helps us not be pulling bags out before take off to get her food.

About 10 minutes before boarding we change her diaper! Alice has peed through her diaper on 2 flights. And getting up to change her mind flight is a pain.

Since southwest is open seating, if we don’t board with A group we board at family boarding. We usually try to sit towards the back of the plane, that way we are the last to get a third person sitting with us. Also this means we are last off the flight which works for us because Alice likes to walk off the flight by herself.

We also try to book flights either first thing in the morning, at nap time or right before bed time. This way she either is in a great mood from being just waking up or falls asleep on the flight and sleeps the majority of the flight.

Have any specific flying questions? Feel free to ask!

Until next time remember: the best is yet to come.

These Shoes Were Made For Adventure.

Welcome to our new blog series!

As an attempt to adventure and explore more we will be taking at least 2 adventures a week. If not more, to a new park, a new campground, a new location. It is our hope and dream to get to all 50 states and have as many adventures as we can.

We are super excited to start this new blog, our website link will stay the same but our name has changed to These Shoes Were Made For Adventure. Come along for our family Adventures!

We are the Baughers


We are the Baughers!

Samantha, Chris and Toddler Alice. We are a family of three on a mission. A mission to find adventure and new beginnings. 2018 brings new things and changes that we weren’t expecting.

Currently we are fixing up our home in preparation to be sold. Where we are moving, we aren’t 100% sure yet. We have a few places in mind, but in reality all we need is one thing. That is each other, since our daughter was born we struggled as a family, and things well, started to fall a part.

2018 brought new job opportunities for Chris and a chance for us to “start fresh” so to say. We are taking full advantage of that and going to see where it takes us.

Currently we are decluttering our home and making daily life style changes in hopes for a better life.

Come follow us on this crazy journey called life and remember the best is yet to come.