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Time Flies!!

Time Flies!!

Well we have just been ignoring our brand new little blog in the month of June!  Of course we do have some great reasons that kept us away from the computer (which is always a good idea!).  We snuck in two quick camping trips in Iowa and Nebraska, Jason and Dani did a 24 thru walk on segment 1 of the Colorado Trail, we enjoyed some warm sunny days at a local state park, and spent the 4th of July with family.  But most importantly after YEARS of searching we found a new to us RV!!

How do you plan your camping trip?

How do you plan your camping trip?

What kind of camping trip planner are you?

Do you pinpoint a destination and then find a camping spot and things to do around that destination?

Do you find the campground first?

Do you blindly pick a spot on the map and head there?

Do you rely on recommendations?

No matter how you start planning there is bound to be adventure!

The Family Camping Packing List

The Family Camping Packing List

The Campfire Travelers household has been CRAZY busy these past few weeks - PTO meetings, birthday parties, church ministry, flag football games, Cub Scouts, homework, tests, and projects galore!  I don't think anyone  is more excited for summer break than this mom right here!!  Luckily, this weekend we're heading out for a few days of R&R at a nearby KOA for the Care Camps Big Weekend.  On top of all the craziness, now I need to pack everyone for the trip and if I'm not organized I know the toothpaste will definitely be left at home.  Or shoes.  Or food. I knew I needed a packing list to help me remember everything.

Why you need to go spring camping

Why you need to go spring camping

Summer is without a doubt the best time to camp.  The weather is warm and inviting.  And of course, summer offers the freedom to roam.  And for some, it's just tradition.  But there has always been a soft spot in our hearts for spring camping.  You've survived the winter and you're itching for that first trip out - you're checking the overnight temperatures to see if they're too low, you're stalking the kids' school calendar for a 3-day weekend and dusting off the tent.  There's adventure in spring camping and today we're sharing our favorite things about it

Creating A Trip Planning Folder

Creating A Trip Planning Folder

Our life with three little boys is always chaotic - toys, snacks, homework, and laundry are always around and it makes me kinda crazy!  I desire organization in everything.  Out of habit whenever we're in the planning stages of a vacation I always find a folder or notebook to use as my catchall.  Our printed reservations, maps, notes, packing list, etc. almost always make their way into the catchall then I'm able to grab it and go when it's time to leave.  If I can find it buried on my desk. So I decided THIS was the year to dedicate one spot, one specific thing, to all of our plans.  And of course I decided that we need another printable, because I just love how the others have turned out!

Reviewing Ft. Collins/Lakeside KOA

Reviewing Ft. Collins/Lakeside KOA

Our family loves Ft. Collins, CO- it is a diverse and expanding college town about 40 minutes south of the Wyoming border.   To the west, it's easy to fall in love with the picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains and to the east the vastly different, but beautiful, prairie lands stretch as far as the eye can see.  Ft. Collins is within close distance toRocky Mountain National ParkPawnee National GrasslandsRoosevelt National Forest, and the gorgeous Cache La Poudre River/Valley.