Adventure! After putting Zachary and Jonah to bed I decided to take Taryn and Jude out to see the Neowise comet. Our campground sits down in a valley so we tried to drive up the road about 5 minutes. We still couldn’t see it so we drove a bit further and a bit bit further still. Soon it was pitch black with nowhere to turn a big dually around. My ptsd makes it hard for me to drive in the dark and it’s something I almost never do. I was in way over my head and near tears when we finally found a rest area to turn around. As we pulled in […]
Dusk in the Tetons is my fave. We decided to head back to Idaho via Moose Wilson Road because I read you’re very likely to see a moose! We’ve waited almost 3 years and we have all been anxious to see one. Swipe to see the momma and baby just a few minutes in to our drive. Can you spot the baby behind momma? Thank goodness for shooting in raw as it was almost completely dark at this point. We also saw one super close up, eating leaves in the water at the edge of the road as we drove by! Totally worth the […]
You guys! Tonight was amazing!! We drove 2 hours from Idaho to Colter Bay inside Grand Teton National Park in hopes of seeing Bear #399 and her 4 cubs. I got some location ideas from other photographers in the area. Not having much luck, we had dinner, played by the water, then as we were leaving a little girl waved us down to tell us bears were close by! Sure enough, momma and 3 cubs!! We were all SO excited! It was so amazing to view them from a safe distance. I am not 100% sure this is #399 as she only had 3 cubs with her. […]
We have officially fallen in love with north Yellowstone. Goodness, this spot feels unreal and we can’t believe we get to live here for the next week!! We stayed in West Yellowstone in 2018 and loved it for accessibility to what we wanted to see on that first visit. This trip we decided to choose between Cody and Gardiner. Gardiner is so charming and we can see Roosevelt Arch from our campground. Excited to hit Norris Basin tomorrow and explore all week long.
Yesterday we loaded up and took a bunch of empty jugs to Hot Springs National Park in hopes of getting some water. This NP was our first stop out of Texas when we launched two plus years ago. During our first visit we learned that there are huge fountains available to the public to get free (healing) water. Because national parks are still closed we didn’t know if the fountains would be blocked off. They were not and oh my goodness was it busy. Not the park or spring, but the fountains. There were people filling up entire truckloads and hundreds of containers at a time. Way busier than our first […]
I recently asked a few favorite fulltime family bloggers if they wanted to share their top 5 favorite campgrounds from 2019 and I am so excited they said yes! Click on their logos below to see their fave campgrounds this year as well. Thank you Way Beyond The Norm, Incredible Dash, Prodigal Overland (more coming soon) for sharing! I am definitely saving these for the future! Scroll down to see our favorites from 2019! 1. Four Mile Creek State Park, New York
Four Mile Creek State Park is a 248-acre state park located in the Town of Porter in Niagara County, New York. The park […]