• Activities,  RVing

    RVing – Colorado National Monument

    Rim Rock Drive Colorado National Monument was our next big stop on our 5 day RVing trip, and it did not disappoint. In fact, even though we didn’t spend as much time there as Dinosaur, we enjoyed it even more. The lack of mosquitoes probably played a big part in that, but the views were absolutely breathtaking. Some call it the Grand Canyon of Colorado, and it definitely deserves that title. We chose to do the historic Rim Rock Drive. It’s an easy way to see all of the canyons and many of the main rock formations. Spectacular doesn’t do it justice; it was that and more. Detour in Grand…

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    RVing in Colorado – Dinosaur National Monument

    Happy 4th of July! Or, well, it was when we went RVing to Dinosaur National Monument and Northwestern Colorado anyway. We left in the afternoon on July 3rd and made our way northwest for a 5 day road trip. This is part 1 of the trip: Dinosaur National Monument. St. Louis Creek Campground We stumbled on this campground while growing increasingly tired and ready to stop. We hadn’t driven far, but traffic slowed us down considerably. This campground is not far from Fraser, CO and is first come first served. We got the last spot and couldn’t have been more thankful! On The Road: Small Towns on the 4th of…

  • Riding a motorcycle in the Colorado mountains
    Activities,  RVing

    Riding in the Colorado Mountains

    Jeremy has always wanted to go camping and riding in the Colorado mountains for Father’s Day. So this year, we managed to pull off a trip. We went to a familiar spot not too far from Colorado Springs. Our parents camped with us and some friends came up for the day on Saturday. The weather was beautiful and perfect for dirt bike riding. We were thoroughly impressed with how our oldest took off on what had been his grandma’s motorcycle. He’s been riding a smaller motorcycle for several years, and he was definitely ready for a bigger bike. It just took a little bit of riding with Jeremy, and he…

  • DIY LEGO Shirts
    Birthday,  Crafts

    DIY LEGO Shirts

    Making birthday shirts for our youngest has become a tradition in recent years, so this year some DIY LEGO shirts were in order. Since he was having more than one party, just one shirt wouldn’t do! Here’s how the shirts came together. Supplies for Painting DIY LEGO Shirts Fabric paint (you can use puffy paint, but I found actual fabric paint works best) Paint brushes (including a round paint sponge for this project) Blank t-shirt (or two) Freezer Paper Shirt design (create or find your design and print it on regular printer paper) An iron A cutting mat or piece of cardboard that will fit inside the shirt Painting Steps…

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  • Mountain Views in White River National Forest
    Activities,  RVing

    Colorado RVing: Silt and Glenwood Springs

    One of our favorite things to do is go RVing in Glenwood Springs. We make sure to take a trip every year. This year, we planned a week long camping trip near Glenwood Springs in White River National Forest. Since the area was new to us, we decided to continue our summer trips and go on a scouting trip. This post is about that scouting trip. RVing Near Glenwood Springs Video Check out our YouTube video of our trip. When you’re done, read more details about our trip below! Where to Stay When RVing in Glenwood We decided to try the KOA in Silt, CO since it was both close…

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    LEGO Birthday Party

    Back at the beginning of June we celebrated our youngest’s 5th birthday with a LEGO Birthday Party (or two actually). We had a friend party and a family party, but they were essentially the same. I searched Pinterest for ideas (cost effective ones in particular) and here are some of the details. Keep reading for our best finds! LEGO Birthday Party Decorations Okay, so decorations are always one of my favorite parts. I usually overdo it with time intensive decorations (I’m not sure how many hours I spent on the Pokemon party). The cool thing about a LEGO birthday party is that you may have decorations already laying around the…

  • Geocaching Near Salida
    Activities,  RVing

    RVing in Colorado: Salida

    Several months ago Jeremy discovered a full time RVing family’s YouTube channel. He watched their episodes night after night. I admit I thought it was pretty goofy and that he was nuts for watching them night after night…until I happened to watch an episode with him. Now we we’re both hooked! They inspired us to do more RVing in Colorado this summer, make more memories, and document them along the way. We took more pictures, more video, and more trips than we have before, and we’d like to share it all with you. We’ve had a blast making memories RVing in Colorado with our boys and hope they look back…

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    Home Projects

    How to Make A Kids’ Art Display in 4 Easy Steps

    If you’ve got kids, then you probably have the same problem as most of us. What to do with all that art? It can quickly take over your counters, your fridge…your entire house! Today I’m going to show you our solution to the kids’ art dilemma. Read on to find out how to make a kids’ art display of your very own in just 4 easy steps. There are a lot of ideas out there for displaying your children’s art, and we’ve tried a few of them here and here. We’ve even gone the art on the fridge route for a while. However, I’m ready for something that feels a…

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    Horse Rides and Presidents in South Dakota

    We’re wrapping up our trip to South Dakota. In fact we’re driving home as I write this. We saw and did a lot but also had plenty of down time. We feel like we only scratched the surface of all that South Dakota has to offer. We all want to come back! Day 5: Sunday If you recall from my last post, it was rainy, rainy the night before. It continued to drizzle and be downcast on Sunday, so we were glad we hadn’t planned an outdoor activity. Custer State Park Drive We drove through Custer State Park in search of buffalo. They have a herd of 1300 that’s supposed…