Mountains, s’mores and bears, oh my!

Just back from a week in the Smoky Mountains, and it couldn't have been more perfect. Our annual family camping trip is always a highlight, but our adventure last week was over the top. Recorded for posterity below is our day-by-day adventures, which you can read if you're like my mom, who's willing to listen … Continue reading Mountains, s’mores and bears, oh my!

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Fun and cheap vacation

I can't remember ever needing a vacation as badly as I do this summer. To me, that means somewhere quiet, spotty internet service, water and hiking. And for accommodations? Our tent. Now, before you write me off as once again up to my granola antics, hear me out. While camping may not be for everyone, … Continue reading Fun and cheap vacation

Our vacation home & boat

We checked out of this town last week for six days of camping in the woods of Door County, bringing everything we could possibly need--kayak and all. Now, if sleeping in a tent sounds crazy, consider these highlights of the week: My 5-yr.-old woke at 3AM to go to the bathroom one night (yes, there … Continue reading Our vacation home & boat