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Bear Lake

3 Perfect Days in Estes Park


Once in a while, you get that perfect day…the weather is just right, you’re eating some fantastic food, you spend your day with your favorite people doing your favorite activities.  Those days are the best!  Well, how about three perfect days in a row?  And to be perfect, those days just have to be spent in Estes Park, Colorado. My…

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camping in the hills

What You Might Not Think to Pack for Your First Camping Trip


Prime camping season is just getting started for us in the Midwest.  We just got home from camping over the holiday weekend, and I only forgot one thing this trip.  Shampoo!  Ugh!  I did pack conditioner, if that counts! We’ve been camping for six years with mostly our travel trailer or sometimes with just a tent.  I think we’ve got…

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Riding Amtrak With Kids – What to Expect the First Time


Traveling by train on Amtrak sounds so easy and relaxing doesn’t it?  All you have to do is hop on board, find your comfortable seat, and sit back and enjoy the ride.  There’s no traffic, no road construction, and no bathroom stops.  Perfect, right?  Maybe, maybe not, here is what you can expect when riding Amtrak with kids. I was…

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Oh, the Places We’ll Go…Where We Are Traveling to in 2017


I don’t know how many times we have said that we want to go to Alaska, BUT the trip just wasn’t happening.  So after we got home from Colorado last summer, my husband said something (again) about going to Alaska.  Well, what were we waiting for?  I started to make some plans, calculated the costs (both miles, points, and cold…

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