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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

Hey guys! We have some big news coming...but it will have to wait for another post. Today we're going to share our first camping trip of 2018. In early March, we traveled to Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. The campground is in the southwest region of Utah, off UT-12 W, just southwest of the town of Escalante.… Continue reading Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

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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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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Coming Soon: Bunny Trail Nature Journal

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

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Camper Remodel: The Beginning

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

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Scouting out the North Fruita Desert Campground

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

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Check Out a Colorado Park Pass from the Library!

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!