2019-The Year Ahead

Just like I enjoy writing a recap of the previous year like I did for 2018 and 2017, I also enjoy looking ahead to what is or could come in the future. I enjoy setting goals and writing up to-do lists and coming up with plans. I am a planner and looking forward to the year... Continue Reading →

2018-A Year in Review

2018 was another year with many adventures had and many memories made. Before I get into our goals, I wanted to share some of our highlights from the year. I asked the family what was thier favorite trips/memories from the year. John's Top 3 Indiana Dunes State Park Door County Trip North Shore of MN... Continue Reading →

A Visit to the North Shore-Tettegouche State Park

Tettegouche State Park is a gem of a park (most of the state parks in this region are) located along Highway 61-The North Shore Scenic Route.  This highway parallels the shoreline of Lake Superior in the northeast corner of Minnesota. In Minnesota, when you hear someone say they are going to the North Shore, this is […]

A Stop at Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

Spring can be hard to get away sometimes because every Saturday is soccer games.  Mother's Day weekend we decided to hit the road immediately after soccer and head north to visit my Mom for the holiday.  I checked out the map and found Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park was not too far off I-35 so we decided it... 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 →

Reflections from the Halfway Point

On January 15th, our family began the 52 Hike Challenge-52 hikes in 52 weeks.  I wrote more about this goal way back at the beginning of 2017 when I was sharing about our goals for the year ahead.  One of our biggest goals was to use this to motivate us to get outdoors more-especially in all... Continue Reading →

The Year Ahead-2017

In February 2016, as we were road tripping to and from Walt Disney World I got the the bug again-the outdoor traveling bug, that is.  Outdoor recreation and travel has always been a passion of mine-in fact my degree is in Recreation and Leisure with an emphasis in outdoor recreation.  Some of my college coursework... Continue Reading →

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