Camping Prep

Standard Day of Camping Prep

"Phase One" (the dinette/kitchen area) of our pickup camper remodel is almost complete! Jake's rewired the camper and installed all new LED lights. We've painted the walls and put in our new countertop. All that's left is trim and a few little odds and ends. But we're not worried about those this weekend--we're going camping!… Continue reading Standard Day of Camping Prep

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Our Top 5 (Kinda Frivolous) Camping Accessories

Camping's all about roughing it, right? Not always. Sometimes it's the unnecessary extras that make a trip into the woods extra pleasant. None of the following items are necessary. You can totally do without them. (But you won't want to after you've tried them out.) *We are not sponsored by any of the following products, but this post does… Continue reading Our Top 5 (Kinda Frivolous) Camping Accessories

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Easter BBQ – Cactus Park

Happy Easter, from our family to yours! He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. - Matthew 28:6 The Easter BBQ is a tradition in Jake's family. Every year after church, we all get together to cook hamburgers and hot dogs and hang out. The kids hunt Easter eggs (even our two are… Continue reading Easter BBQ – Cactus Park

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FREE Printable – Family Camping List

I don't know about you, but I need lists to stay organized. When Jake and I were first married, we tried to gather everything we needed from memory, and we always forgot something. Usually pillows. Ever slept in a sleeping bag without a pillow? Not pleasant. Anyway, I started keeping track of everything we needed,… Continue reading FREE Printable – Family Camping List

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Pickup Camper Renovation – Update

I know a few of you are wondering what happened to the 1984 Six-pac pickup camper we bought last summer. No, we didn't give up on it. Yes, it ended up being a much larger project than we anticipated. We had to put the camper on hold late last summer when we decided to buy… Continue reading Pickup Camper Renovation – Update

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Evening in the Desert – 18 Rd

We visited the desert off 18 rd a few nights ago. The foothills area to the north of the Grand Valley is mostly BLM, and we like to take the quick drive out there in the evenings. This post would be titled "Walk in the Desert" except we didn't get to walk. This year, there… Continue reading Evening in the Desert – 18 Rd

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Dense

This week's photo challenge is "dense." We camped in Moab last weekend (I'll post more on that in the coming week), and we hiked Corona Arch. This is a group of cairns that you'll find toward the middle of the trail. Here are a few more, just for fun: >>Click Here to Check out the… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge – Dense

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Now Available!

The Bunny Trail Nature Journal is now available! >>Click Here to View the Book on Amazon<<  If you’re looking for a simple, sleek nature journal in a backpack-ready size, then this is the book for you. As a homeschooling mother of two, I know how difficult it can be to find a sturdy, prompt-free journal,… Continue reading Now Available!

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Evening Walk – Grand Valley Audubon Ela Wildlife Sanctuary

We took a walk around the Birding for Everyone Trail in Grand Valley Audubon's Ela Wildlife Sanctuary a couple weeks ago. It's a great place to watch for birds. This time we saw a Northern Flicker, a Belted Kingfisher, several Red-winged Blackbirds, and the usual geese and ducks. Last year we were lucky enough to… Continue reading Evening Walk – Grand Valley Audubon Ela Wildlife Sanctuary

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Hiking Devil’s Canyon – D4 Trail

We were able to take advantage of another beautiful spring day. Because we thought we would be attending a book fair in Tucson this weekend, Jake took four days off. The book fair didn't work out, but we are grateful for the together time nonetheless. We grabbed a picnic lunch at Subway, and then we headed toward… Continue reading Hiking Devil’s Canyon – D4 Trail