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!
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 Park, Pawnee National Grasslands, Roosevelt National Forest, and the gorgeous Cache La Poudre River/Valley.
Yesterday, we shared some of our favorite ideas for saving money when planning your next camping trip. Today, we're going to continue on the same theme and explore money saving tips once you and your family have embarked on that trip! Just like yesterday, these are all ideas that we take into consideration for our family and we hope you can find what works for you.
Our love for the outdoors and the fun we have together is why our family loves camping. But the main reason we continue to camp is because of our budget limitations. Camping allows us to "vacation" more frequently and do more activities than a typical family vacation. Sure, we'd love to take the kids to Disneyland, but it would be a short trip and the only vacation for the whole year. With the same budget we can go on at least 5 camping trips throughout the summer and experience so much more.
This past Saturday we spent the WHOLE day at the Denver RV and Boat Show and it's hard to tell if we had more questions when we arrived or when we left. As we've mentioned before we are not ready to purchase that new RV yet, but it's always fun to go 'research' at the shows. We love to see what's new, what's trending, and snoop on what everyone is buying.