Through My Lens, 2013

One last look at a year full of a LOT of first for us as a family. First snowshoe trips. First time on cross-country skis. First half and full marathons. First triathlons. First all-family backpacking trips. Even the first time trying Kipper Snacks (basically sardines….) And a ton of beautiful moments in-between. Here is a…

A real winner…

I have that song, “You don’t always get what you want…” stuck in my head. Probably cause I chant it to my kids often. But this time, it is echoing around the inside of my head, strumming to the beat of the flu. Yesterday we survived an epic adventure. Yesterday, we came head to head…

Trips and Tips in a Jar

Why, Why, Why?! Honestly, I am sitting down this morning, with a warm cup of coffee and thinking, why do we do trip reports? Bragging, rights? One giant leap into the cyber-world, hoping someone acknowledges our existence and proves our lives valid? Why do I read trip reports? Well, honestly, I don’t [very often]. If…

“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,…

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…