Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park Visit and Campground Review-Hike #33

After graduating from college and before getting married and moving to Iowa, I spent two years living in southeastern Minnesota, known as Bluff Country.  This region of Minnesota is known as the "driftless region" from the last glacier period as the glaciers did not reach this part of the state.  This area is characterized by karst... Continue Reading →

Campground Review: Hickory Grove County Park

In September, we headed out to Hickory Grove Park, part of Story County Conservation in central Iowa.  We had plans to camp at a local state park in a non-electric site because, silly me, I figured the end of September should be cool enough that we wouldn't need to run the air conditioner in our... Continue Reading →

2018-The Year Ahead

I love looking forward to the year ahead with so many goals and hopes ahead of us for our family.  Last year, we did pretty well achieving the vision of the year.  It wasn't easy and we were busy, busy busy, but I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.  Our daughters have developed a... Continue Reading →

2017-What A Year!

2017 was a year of travel and adventure for us!  We made so many new memories and explored so many new places, even new places close to home.  Our ultimate goal was to spend more time outdoors and that goal was definitely accomplished. Here are a few stats from the year. Camped or traveled to... Continue Reading →

Traveling I-90 through South Dakota

I-90 is an interstate highway that is commonly taken as a way to travel across South Dakota by those traveling to and from the Black Hills..  Over the years, there have many tourist attractions or "tourist traps" as some might say, that have popped up along the roadside to keep the drive a bit more... Continue Reading →

Campground Review: San Antonio KOA

It wasn't too long ago that I had a very different impression of KOA's than I do today.  KOA stands for Kampgrounds of America.  It is a franchise that has over 500 campgrounds in North America.  There are KOA Journeys which are great for pulling into after being on the road.  They tend to be... Continue Reading →

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