Camping, Hiking, Outside Fun!, Winter

Winter Fun! Wait, isn’t that an Oxymoron?

Well, it snowed. Though not technically the first snow of the season, it is the first snow the kids are actually able to play with. Or sit in and eat. I really want to believe it is beautiful...truly. It is pretty. But I, like a lot of people in Minnesota, have a hard time with… Continue reading Winter Fun! Wait, isn’t that an Oxymoron?

Backpacking, Camping, Hiking

Part 2 of Our First Backpacking Trip…or, What Happened Next!

So, where were we? Oh right, we had made it. We were backpackers. Or were we? We got to the site, set up everything and then┬ácame 1's non-stop talking. Man I love him! He was my first baby, only boy, and I still never feel prepared to parent him. Did I mention he talks non-stop?… Continue reading Part 2 of Our First Backpacking Trip…or, What Happened Next!

Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Outside Fun!, Uncategorized

First Backpacking Trip! part 1

So, kiddo number one, only by age, and I went backpacking a few months ago. It was...an interesting experience. I researched, researched, and then researched some more--big surprise right!?! We, and by "we" I mean I, finally settled on Afton State Park. There are a few reasons for this: For starters, being that this was… Continue reading First Backpacking Trip! part 1

Hiking, Uncategorized

Hiking with Kids: What You Need to Know

We love hiking...almost as much as camping. There are some important things that definitely make the experience better. Here is a short list of things to think about before your next hiking excursion with your kiddos. Know your kiddos I know, I know...we all know our kiddos. What I mean is,┬ábe aware of their limits… Continue reading Hiking with Kids: What You Need to Know