My Attempt at a Charcuterie Board – Athens, Georgia – 01/20/2022

I’m certainly not the food artist of the family, but sometimes you just have to have a little fun with…

Monster Truck Legend GRAVE DIGGER and OBX Monster Truck Rides at Digger’s Dungeon – Poplar Branch, North Carolina – 10/21/2021

If you’re looking for BIG adventure on your way to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, be sure to truck…

US State Capital Cities and Capitol Buildings

One great set of destinations to consider as you travel near or far, is visiting State Capitol Buildings in each…

Everything Else! Random Shots on Cedar Key Beach Album Four – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

Along the natural beaches of Cedar Key, Florida, you can experience an abundance of marine animals in their natural Gulf…

Shells! Cedar Key Beach Album Two – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

Cedar Key is a quaint, but spirited, old fishing village nestled in a series of islands of the northwestern Gulf…

Starfish! Cedar Key Beach Album One – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

We spent a lovely evening exploring Cedar Key, Florida. Cedar Key is a quaint, but spirited, old fishing village nestled…

Celebrating Grandpa Ken’s 91st Birthday with a Florida-Style Cook Out in the Garden – Ocala, Florida – 05/07/2021

It’s definitely been a challenge over the course of the last year to spend time safely with family. But, the…

Broadway Uptown Columbus – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

All along Broadway in Uptown Columbus, Georgia, you will find loads of fun family dining and shopping options, as well…

A Stroll Through Downtown Helen – Helen, Georgia – 02/12/2021

It was a little cold… And a lot wet… But, that didn’t stop us from grabbing a hot drink, and…

WIN Bubble Tea – Nashville, Tennessee – 06/20/2019

We are ALWAYS on the lookout for the best Boba Tea places! WIN Bubble Tea in Nashville, Tennessee was super…

Bonneville Salt Flats – Wendover, Utah – 09/15/2018

Chancing across the Bonneville Salt Flats and the Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway was another unexpectedly awesome gem of a…

Crooked Creek Falls – Valdez, Alaska – 07/31/2018

Oh, there are SO many wonderful waterfalls to explore in the Valdez area of Alaska! Where the Chugach Mountain Range…

Salmon Fishing in Resurrection Creek – Hope, Alaska – 07/25/2018

This kid loves him some fishing, but hasn’t had a lot of opportunity to spend time with someone to help…

Grizzly’s Unique Alaskan Gifts – Anchorage, Alaska – 07/24/2018

Grizzly’s is the “True Alaska Curiosity Shop” and worth a look while enjoying Downtown Anchorage! They boast a huge selection…

Polar Bear Gifts – Anchorage, Alaska – 07/24/2018

Billed as Alaska’s Biggest Gift Shop, we definitely appreciated their low prices on souvenirs. We always do our best to…

Then Now Wow: Grainland – A Permanent Gallery at the Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota The Minnesota History Center, located in the Capital City of Saint Paul, Minnesota,…

Then Now Wow: The Prairie – A Permanent Gallery at the Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota The Minnesota History Center, located in the Capital City of Saint Paul, Minnesota,…

Then Now Wow: The Iron Range – A Permanent Gallery at the Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota The Minnesota History Center, located in the Capital City of Saint Paul, Minnesota,…

Then Now Wow: The Fur Trade – A Permanent Gallery at the Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota The Minnesota History Center, located in the Capital City of Saint Paul, Minnesota,…

Then Now Wow: The Cities – A Permanent Gallery at the Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota The Minnesota History Center, located in the Capital City of Saint Paul, Minnesota,…

Then Now Wow: The Bison – A Permanent Gallery at the Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota The Minnesota History Center, located in the Capital City of Saint Paul, Minnesota,…

Weather Permitting – A Permanent Gallery at the Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota The Minnesota History Center, located in the Capital City of Saint Paul, Minnesota,…

Minnesota’s Greatest Generation: The Depression, The War, The Boom – A Permanent Gallery at the Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota The Minnesota History Center, located in the Capital City of Saint Paul, Minnesota,…

A Guide to Exhibits at the Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Minnesota History Center – Saint Paul, Minnesota The Minnesota History Center, located in the Capital City of Saint Paul, Minnesota,…

NPS: Great River Road Visitor Center at Freedom Park – Two National Park Units in One! Mississippi National River and Recreation Area / St. Croix National Scenic Riverway – Prescott, Wisconsin – 05/29/2018

Great River Road Visitor Center at Freedom Park – Prescott, Wisconsin Located at the confluence of the St. Croix River…

Random Shots of Downtown Saint Paul Between Upper Landing Park and the Science Museum of Minnesota – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Upper Landing Park – St. Paul, Minnesota If you are heading to the Science Museum of Minnesota, be sure to…

NPS: Mississippi River Visitor Center – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area – Located Inside the Science Museum of Minnesota – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Mississippi River Visitor Center – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area – St. Paul, Minnesota The Mississippi National River and…

Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks – A Special Exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks at the Science Museum of Minnesota Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks at the…

Bad Science and a Bit of Medical Quackery – Weighing the Evidence – A Special Exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Science Museum of Minnesota – St. Paul, Minnesota Weighing the Evidence – A Special Exhibit at the Science Museum of…

Exploring the Science Museum of Minnesota – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Science Museum of Minnesota – St. Paul, Minnesota Exploring some of the regular permanent exhibits in the Science Museum of…

Garden Safari Gifts – Como Park Zoo & Conservatory – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Garden Safari Gifts – Como Park Zoo & Conservatory – St. Paul, Minnesota Garden Safari Gifts at Como Park Zoo…

Up Close and Personal at the Zoo – Como Park Zoo & Conservatory – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory – St. Paul, Minnesota After a lovely morning in the Como Park Conservatory, we headed…

Fun With Ferns and Tropical Blooms in the Conservatory – Como Park Zoo & Conservatory – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/29/2018

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory – St. Paul, Minnesota There are so many GORGEOUS plants and flowers in the beautiful…

Mall of America: Themed Dining Experiences, Exhibits, and Other Hands-On Fun! – Bloomington, Minnesota – 05/25/2018

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Mall of America – Bloomington, Minnesota From animatronic Rainforest Animals, to Minnesota Twins history, to Jimmy…

Mall of America: A Little Minnesota Twins Baseball History – Bloomington, Minnesota – 05/25/2018

Minnesota Twins A Little Minnesota Twins baseball history right beneath your feet… Somewhere in Mall of America! Can YOU Find…

Mall of America: Rollercoasters in a Mall??!! It’s Nickelodeon Universe! – Bloomington, Minnesota – 05/25/2018

Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America! From the twirling, whirling excitement of Dora the Explorer and the Backyardigans, to the…

Mall of America: Epic Larger-Than-Life LEGO Adventure Awaits at The LEGO Store! – Bloomington, Minnesota – 05/25/2018

The LEGO Store at Mall of America! Floor to ceiling awesomeness starts in the LEGO Store, and epic LEGO character…

Mall of America: Crayola Experience – Bloomington, Minnesota – 05/25/2018

Crayola Experience Mall of America Crayola Experience Mall of America Check Out Our SPGFAN Minneapolis, Minnesota QUIKLIST! For ALL the…

Playing on the Playground at Cumberland Mountain State Park – Crossville, Tennessee – 04/02/2016

After an early afternoon flying kites at Cumberland Mountain State Park’s Kite Day Event, we spent some time hanging out…

Building a Driftwood Fort on the Banks of the Caney Fork River – Rock Island, Tennessee – 03/29/2016

After a busy day Exploring Rock Island State Park in Rock Island, Tennessee, we spent the rest of the afternoon…

Waterfall Scrambling at Rock Island State Park – Rock Island, Tennessee – 03/29/2016

There are so many waterfalls to explore in Rock Island State Park! And one is even more beautiful than the…

Silly Sibling Fun at Falls City Cotton Mill – Rock Island State Park – Rock Island, Tennessee – 03/29/2016

My little monkeys… They almost got the See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil Monkeys down pat! Sometimes…

The Path to Spring Castle at Rock Island State Park – Rock Island, Tennessee – 03/29/2016

In the heart of Rock Island State Park, Spring Castle is a quaint little late 19th century-era structure, that remains…

A Day Exploring Rock Island State Park – Rock Island, Tennessee – 03/29/2016

We’ve been working our way through the beautiful units of the Tennessee State Park System. Today’s adventures took us climbing,…

Easter Egg Hunt! – Jamestown, Tennessee- 03/27/2016

One of our most valued traditions… Easter Egg Hunting! With over 400 chocolate-filled eggs hidden on 4 acres of land,…

Some Bunny Says Happy Easter! From Our Family to Yours! – Jamestown, Tennessee – 03/27/2016

Let the Easter Fun begin! Build-a-Bears! LEGO Minecraft! NERF Guns! Eeboo Games! Bubbles! And a whole lot of chocolate goodness!…

Checking Out the New Playground at Pickett State Park – Jamestown, Tennessee – 03/12/2016

Tennessee is full of beautiful State Parks, and so many of them are very close to us. Pickett CCC Memorial…

Horseback Riding in Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/19/2012

If you are looking for a unique, and absolutely unforgettable way to experience Zion National Park, consider doing so on…

Zion Canyon Shuttle Bus – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

We are frequently asked which National Park is our favorite. Out of the larger NPS Units, Zion, is, by far,…

Riverside Walk – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

In Zion National Park, the Riverside Walk offers a pleasant stroll along the Virgin River, as it meanders through jaw-dropping…

Hiking the Weeping Rock Trail – Zion National Park – Springdale, Utah – 07/04/2012

Weeping Rock is a lovely trail, with a magnificent destination! It is definitely a trail that I highly recommend to…

Hiking the Lava Fields of Snow Canyon State Park – St. George, Utah 07/02/2012

Of all the things we do, hiking volcanoes generally tops my list of absolute all-time favorites. And Snow Canyon State…

Jenny’s Canyon – Snow Canyon State Park – St. George, Utah – 07/02/2012

Snow Canyon State Park is our all-time FAVORITE State Park in the entire United States! Just west of St. George,…

Hiking to Jenny’s Canyon – Snow Canyon State Park – St. George, Utah – 07/02/2012

Ah, Snow Canyon State Park in St. George, Utah. Truly one of our favorite places on this planet. Most people…

Sunset on the Great Salt Lake – Bridger Bay at Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

The reflective properties of the heavily salinated water of the Great Salt Lake make for some FABULOUS sunset views and…

Exploring the Great Salt Lake at Bridger Bay – Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

After a day of hiking, rock scrambling, birding, wildlife viewing, and Junior Rangering throughout Antelope Island State Park, we’re finally…

Wildlife Viewing Along Buffalo Point Trail – Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

Bison, Coyotes, Antelope, and Mule Deer, oh my! Wildlife is everywhere on Antelope Island! And Buffalo Point Trail is an…

Rock Scrambling Along Lady Finger Point Trail – Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

Even to the day you are reading this post, rock scrambling along Lady Finger Point Trail at Antelope Island State…

Junior Rangering at Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

The Utah State Park System has a great Junior Ranger Program, just like those in the National Park System, that…

Berthoud Falls Hike – Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests – Berthoud Falls, Colorado 06/30/2012

Hopefully you saw the post on Berthoud Falls itself! It truly is stunning! If and when you check out the…

Waterfall Scrambling at Berthoud Falls – Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests – Berthoud Falls, Colorado – 06/30/2012

Located along Highway 40, just north-ish of Empire, Colorado, and only about 8 miles off of Interstate 70, Berthoud Falls…

A Little Midnight Mutiny! – Ocean City, Maryland – 10/08/2010

After an All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Smorgasbord, and some Pirate Outfitting, the kids were all set for some old fashioned mutiny fun!…

Capitol Reef National Park – Torrey, Utah – 06/07/2010

Cruising the Utah backroads, Utah Highway 12 runs into Utah Highway 24 in Torrey. From here you can head East,…

Sunset Point – Bryce Canyon National Park – Bryce Canyon, Utah – 06/07/2010

Bryce Canyon National Park, one of the Mighty 5 National Parks of Utah, is a breathtaking expanse of geologic amphitheater,…

Bryce Canyon Tipi Camping! – Bryce Canyon National Park – Bryce Canyon Utah – 06/06/2010

We love all of our adventures, no matter how big or small, but sometimes you do come across something just…