little horseshoe lake icefishing

Little Horseshoe Lake Ice Fishing Report

We actually never made it out on the ice last year and I was excited to get the kids back out again. We try to keep it fairly simple and go for either some bluegill or crappie. We had been on Little Horseshoe Lake ice fishing a few times in the past and caught only bluegill, […]

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fall camping

Fall Camping At It’s Best – Moose Lake State Park

In my opinion, fall camping is the best camping you will experience. The night air is cool, crisp and perfect for campfires. The sunny, but cool afternoons are refreshing. The leaves have changed colors and are falling while morning hikes are amazing around the mist filled lakes and frosty plantation. I don’t mind putting on […]

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garden success

A Little Bit Of Garden Success

We were out of town for a few weeks and I didn’t know what our garden would look like when we arrived back home. It was quite overgrown with weeds, but we managed to find a few nice vegetables in the mix also. It was great to come home to corn stalks taller than me […]

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indian lake

Camping At Indian Lake State Park In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Sometimes, being forced into the overflow rustic campground turns out to be a great gift. We pulled into the main campground for Indian Lake State Park to find only 1 tent site left. The ranger told us we could easily find a spot over to the west campground on the other side of the lake. He […]

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visiting door county

Visiting Door County

Door County had been on our travel list for a few years, but sitting on the back burner until now. We had spent a couple days in Portage, WI and decided we could fit in a couple days of visiting Door County on our way to the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan. Day 1 of Visiting Door […]

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Another Attempt At Gardening

We have made a few attempts at gardening in the past, but have yet to figure it out. Although we did skip gardening last year, we are back at it again this year. We are getting better and learn a little more at every attempt. If you knew the gardening history in my family, you […]

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fishing trip

First Canoe And Fishing Trip Of 2016

Yes, our first canoe fishing trip of the season was successful! We covered 2 different lakes, but the first lake was a very short journey. We started the morning by checking out a small lake a few miles down the road from us. After paddling all the way across the lake to find out it wasn’t […]

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Dinosaurs, History and Murals – Tucumcari, New Mexico

Tucumcari, New Mexico is not a pass thru town. We randomly stopped in Tucumcari for 2 nights to break up our 3 day drive home from Arizona. We found ourselves at a KOA campground, just off the highway in Tucumcari. This KOA was really nice and they even escorted us to our campsite, to make sure […]

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Walnut Canyon

Walnut Canyon Cliff Dwellings Trip Report

Walnut Canyon Cliff Dwellings National Monument is located just outside of Flagstaff, Arizona and we had plenty of time to check it out and make it back to camp to unwind for the evening. Walnut Canyon would also be our 3rd National Monument visit on the day, but the kids were excited for another Jr. […]

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Wupatki National Monument

Visiting Wupatki and Sunset Crater National Monuments In Arizona

We woke up to another crisp morning in Flagstaff, Arizona with more National Park visits on the agenda. We did not spend much time around camp in the morning, before heading north on HWY 89 out of Flagstaff to hit the north entrance of Wupatki National Monument. We figured we would work our way south […]

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