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Picture with a Grizzly Bear? Sure!

So this past weekend we went to an outdoor show in Cedar Falls. In addition to drooling over campers that cost about the same as our house, we let the kids pose for a picture with a 7 week old Grizzly Bear. Megan was super excited and Nick didn’t even want to be in the […]

Favorite conversation of the weekend…

We went camping for the final time this weekend (final time this summer, not ever – this is way too much fun!) at Pictured Rocks, our church camp. The kids knew that some of their friends would be there but when we got there, the tent/camper area was empty.

As we’re walking up to the […]

Our summer in numbers

Nights spent in our camper: 19

Nights spent at my sister‘s house: 2

Nights spent in a hotel (for the wedding of the year): 2

Nights spent at my mom’s: 5

Total nights gone: 28

That’s practically an entire month! No wonder my kids hesitate when they ask what we did this summer. There’s so […]

Monarch Tagging

Our whole reason for camping where we did this past weekend is so that we could do some monarch tagging at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. This is the place we went a month ago on our way home from our other Army Corps of Engineers camping trip at Saylorville Lake near Des Moines. When […]

Camping: Lake Red Rock

While we don’t have a ton of experience with camping yet (18 nights under our belts this summer and we’re not done yet!), we’ve been really impressed with the Army Corps of Engineers campsites in Iowa so this weekend we decided to take in some more and headed to Lake Red Rock in central Iowa. […]