THE BEFORE

THE BEFORE

Yesterday we introduced you to our new to us little pop-up camper.  We have spent the past few weeks lovingly giving it a face lift as well as making some necessary repairs and upgrades.  But first we wanted to show you what exactly we purchased before we started making the changes - well technically a few changes in because there were a few things that needed to be done instantly.  Without further ado...

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!!

15 ways to honor Memorial Day across the country

It is our duty as parents and mentors to teach our children what today really means - not a day off of school or a BBQ with the neighbors - today is the day we honor thousands of lives lost to protect our land, our freedom, and the country we often take for granted. I saw this post by the National Park Service and I was immediately impressed with all the ways in which we can honor the fallen today.  I encourage you to read this article, grab the kids and get involved - even if one of these ideas is not in your area I am sure you can find something!

Apps for your outdoor life

Apps for your outdoor life

Outdoor and camping apps are abundant these days.  Apps for packing, planning, reserving, and even campfire stories are just a download away.  It's easy to get lost in the options - both Apple and Android.  We've already talked about a few of our favorites - the KOA appInstagram and Yonder.  Today we're going to go explore a few more of our favorites.

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!

10 REASONS WHY TENT CAMPING WITH YOUR FAMILY IS A GREAT IDEA

10 REASONS WHY TENT CAMPING WITH YOUR FAMILY IS A GREAT IDEA

Well friends we are deep into camping season so today we're re-visiting one of our earlier posts about tent camping.  It seems like everyone around (including our neighbor down the street) is purchasing those shiny new RV's, but if your lifestyle or finances aren't ready for that RV don't forget you can have just as much fun tent camping with your family!!

KOA Care Camps Big Weekend

KOA Care Camps Big Weekend

Every May KOA hosts this great event and it's open to anyone and everyone.  The purpose of the weekend is to raise awareness about the KOA Care Camps for kids with cancer - a week where they get to go have fun and try to forget their burden of their illness.  Most importantly it's also a weekend to raise funds for these camps.  As part of the fundraising when you stay Friday night at a KOA paying full price you get to stay Saturday night for only $10 and that money goes directly to help the camps.  It's a win win for everyone!