"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
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
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
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
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, both for myself and my children. Over the years, we've tried all sizes of notebooks and… Continue reading Coming Soon: Bunny Trail Nature Journal
It's been quiet around here lately because we've been busy with our camper remodel. Wow--it's turned into quite a project! If you'll remember, we bought a 1984 Six-Pac pickup camper a few weeks ago. I knew we were going to update it (paint, new cushions, and so on), but I had no idea we were… Continue reading Camper Remodel: The Beginning
After Jake got home last night, we took a drive up to the North Fruita Desert Campground to look around. We literally live three miles away, in the agricultural area, and we had no idea it was there. Jake even grew up in Fruita, spent a lot of time in the desert, but he'd never… Continue reading Scouting out the North Fruita Desert Campground
I'm a fan of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, but this new program is just amazing. Starting June 20th, each participating library will have two Colorado Park Passes available to borrow. The pass comes with a backpack full of goodies like binoculars and field guides, and it's valid for seven days. If you don't… Continue reading Check Out a Colorado Park Pass from the Library!
This last weekend, we managed to leave the house without any extra hair ties. Normally this wouldn't be a problem, but Chelsea's hair band snapped on day two of our four-day camping trip.
We planned to hike the Black Mountain trail on Saturday while we were staying at Elkhead State park (near Craig, CO) .Unfortunately, Gunther was feeling mopey, and there's nothing slows you down faster than a St. Bernard who has travel-induced stomach trouble.