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
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
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
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
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
Before I get to my (rather long) post, I'm going to put some of the camping highlights right here at the top. Where we camped: Willow Springs Road. Type of campgound: Dispersed with designated spots. What we liked about the area: It was free, and that's always a plus. It was close to mountain bike… Continue reading Camping in Moab, Utah
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
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!
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
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
The weather is amazing today! Right now it's seventy degrees and sunny. Absolutely perfect. After lunch, Weston wanted to walk Dinosaur Hill, a hike we've been meaning to do but haven't gotten to yet because dogs aren't allowed on the trail. Armed with our nature journals, we drove to the trailhead. Here are some pictures… Continue reading Hiking Dinosaur Hill-Fruita, Colorado
Just a quick post today to update you on the progress of the Bunny Trail Nature Journals. UPS just dropped off our final proofs! They'll be available for purchase very soon!