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This last Thanksgiving weekend, we spent 3 days out in Channel Islands National Park. The park consists of 5 islands located off the coast of southern California. While doing research prior to the trip, I discovered one of the attractions for Santa Cruz Island is the sea caves. We have enjoyed paddling in lakes, streams, […]

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Dinner seemed to be running late, but since no one was paying any attention to the time, I’m not sure that it mattered. The kids and I were gathered around the picnic table reminiscing about our incredible day as Sam loosely monitored our sizzles sausages on the BBQ. “Mom! Do you remember that really cool […]

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Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota isn’t on the way to anywhere. You have to actually try to visit this northern Minnesota park and I had been looking forward to it for quite sometime. Our experience here was relaxing, fascinating from a U.S. History perspective and so much fun.  I’m so happy we spent the time to drive […]

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Eastern Oregon definitely gets less press than its beautiful counterpart – the coastline. The geography is very different, and luckily for us, so was the weather. After Halloween in Lincoln City (2014) we knew we needed to get out of the rain or we’d go crazy. A rather intense couple of driving days took us through Salem […]

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We’ve been excited to visit Mt. Rainier National Park as such an iconic volcano definitely needed a wander. Unfortunately, the perfect storm of off-season, incomplete planning, and, well, RAIN, landed us in a possibly less than ideal situation. When We Visited: September 23-24, 2014 Ages of Kids: 9, 7, 4 Where We Stayed: Ohanapecosh Campground […]

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Going to southern Utah in the summer is generally not a good idea. Its hot. Really hot. However, there are a few places that are high enough in elevation to escape most of the stifling summer heat. On our post-move out southern Utah loop, we spent a week at Bryce Canyon and then drove over […]

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We had plans to stay at a lake between Bryce Canyon & Cedar Breaks that fell through due to lack of Verizon signal, so with a couple of extra days before we needed to be back to Salt Lake for a photography workshop we decided to detour to Great Basin National Park. This had been […]

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Earlier this year during our planning phases, we had a conversation with my parents in which we discussed the possibility of attending the Astronomy Festival at Bryce Canyon the last week of June. My dad has been a member of the Salt Lake Astronomy Society (SLAS) for as long as I can remember and many […]

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Imagine yourself out at sea on a small boat. Suddenly dark clouds gather on the horizon and the wind starts to whip your hair around your face. Moving too fast, the storm envelopes you and suddenly you aren’t sure which way is the shore. Then, a beam of light from the nearby lighthouse cuts through […]

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