“Are the rocks really red, mom?”

To all who are wondering…Yes, the rocks are really red in Red Rock Canyon, NV. My kids were thrilled. Chris once said, “Don’t ever ask me to go to Vegas, cause I won’t.” The flashy lights, questionable everything, and quantity of cement and people – all of it stressed him out. And to be honest,…

Each child is different…

Here is a little secret…as parents, we have made probably half of the mistakes in the book, and the other half we’ll probably encounter in the next 18 years. I am not trying to berate us, but here is something I learned quickly about kids: there is a lot of grey, and not a lot…

When your kid drags his feet…

How often do you spend all week coming up with an outdoor adventure plan, spend Friday night packing for it, and spend Saturday morning urging your not-so-excited kid out the door? They are reluctant. They want to watch Saturday morning cartoons. If your family was a ship- they aren’t on board. I know this kid…cause…

These are the moments…

that made a summer I will never forget… Antelope Island, UT Anibel (age 4 in photo) climbing at Red Rocks, Salt Lake, UT Peek-a-boo fun! Refreshing Esme at Lower Emerald Pools, Zion National Park, UT Abishai, age 3, sweating it up in the hot sun! Canyon Rim Train, Zion National Park, UT Skipping to the…

City of Rocks National Reserve, ID

Location: Southern Idaho. ¬†For more specific direction visit the link at the end of the page. Cost:¬†¬†Day use is free! ¬†A camping fee for one vehicle and one site is $12.72. ¬†There is a $8.48 charge for an additional car with a max of 2 cars and 8 people per site. What to expect:¬† A…

Everyone Find a Buddy!

My husband and I love climbing. ¬†And after our second kid was born we got back into it- but climbed only indoors at the gym. ¬†We had written off climbing outdoors for quite some time. ¬†But since moving to Utah- where endless numbers of route are 20 minutes from our front stoop- we wanted to…