Don’t have the budget for a big family vacation? No problem! What if I told you that you could have a fun family vacation right at home? Not possible you say? Well, I beg to differ. Ever heard of a staycation? A staycation is a vacation you take at home or with minimal travel from … Continue reading Stay In. Unplug. Restore
Nestled into the woods just outside of Keystone, SD, lies a haven. A haven that brings camping in the woods up to an entirely different level. A level high above sleeping on the ground in a pile of pine needles and pooping into a hole in the ground. Now, I know some people think that … Continue reading Well, Glamp Me Speechless
Driving down desolate highways, surrounded on both side by rolling hills carpeted with yellow from the wild sunflowers that grow there. Northwest Nebraska has a sort of surreal loneliness about it. You have simultaneous feelings of being nowhere and being somewhere at the same time. It’s beautiful. The first night of our trip found us … Continue reading Hauntingly Beautiful Nebraska
Can you do NYC in 3 days? Yes. Will you be exhausted? Yes. Will your feet hurt? Probably. Should you do it? Absolutely! We did and saw a ton of cool things, ate some great food and listened to some amazing music. We were extremely exhausted and our feet hurt sooo bad by the time we … Continue reading I Heart NYC!
The smells of fresh-cut flowers and wood fire pizzas on a warm Saturday morning. Can life get any better than that? Yes it can. Because among the flowers and pizzas, you’ll find a cache of fresh local produce, fresh-baked goods, meats and cheeses. In my mind, the only thing missing that would make this picture … Continue reading Buy Local. Eat Local.
We’re South Dakotans born and raised and even we haven’t seen or experienced everything our beautiful state has to offer; but we’re working on it! For now, we’d like to share some of our adventures from our Black Hills vacation. Situated in the western half of the state, lies some of the most beautiful country … Continue reading Magnificence and Merriment in South Dakota
This year our Christmas tree was extra special. It was the first year that we cut down our own. What makes it even more special is that we cut it from our own back yard! Wait what? Yes, we got our Christmas tree from our back yard. The truth is, the tree was in a … Continue reading Oh, Christmas Tree!
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” Henry David Thoreau The picture above is from my dining room. In the frames, you’ll find all the turkeys my son made in elementary school; each one completely different from the previous years. I keep them behind our framed menus so that … Continue reading Thankful, Grateful, Happy
We got our first little bit of snow today. It wasn’t much, just barely enough to make the ground white before it started to disappear. It’s this time of year that makes me think about all the indoor activities we love that keep us warm and cozy. Although curling up in front of the fire … Continue reading Tuna Noodle Picnics and Blanket Forts
A river is water is its loveliest form; rivers have life and sound and movement and infinity of variation, rivers are veins of the earth through which the lifeblood returns to the heart. Roderick Haig-Brown Just south of the Glen Canyon Dam, the Colorado River makes a dramatic wave sort of taunting you as she continues her journey into … Continue reading 6 Tips for Visiting Horseshoe Bend