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News Flash Family of 7 Get a Camper!!

A friendly phone call from Dan at Coates RV this morning put a smile on my face! "I got your camper in over the weekend!" I could hardly wait to jump into the new truck and head north to Hugo, but I wanted all the kids to come with us. Then again the weather was suppose to take a turn...

Camping No Bake Granola Bars Recipe

The complete recipe is at the bottom of the post. Our family is always searching for a great snack that isn't full of garbage that we can feed to our 5 kids. With this no bake granola bar recipe, we have not only found that but also a snack that packs a ton of energy that is great to bring...

Planning our Family Vacation to Glacier Park – Step Two

I find myself really enjoying the peacefulness of sitting at my dining room table with a cup of coffee and planning out a wonderful family vacation. I am super excited to map out our travels towards Glacier National Park. Step one was choosing where to go and now I am moving onto step two. A Date & A Map! I...

Why Go Family Camping

Kelly was asking me to do some writing for the blog today but I was finding it very hard to get inspired, we just had 11 inches of snow here in Minnesota (April 18th & 19th). I thought I would be out camping, enjoying a bonfire and enjoying the beautiful weather. Instead we are holed up with a...

How to Keep Family Camping Cheap

A family vacation to Disney World is not in our budget right now. Here are a few ideas to save money when camping without lacking the fun. 1. Garage Sale Shopping I guess you could call me a Garage Sale Junkie. I love them and I have a hard time staying on course when I see a bright colored sign with...

How to make a Great Used Car ad for Craigslist

We need to find a vehicle that fits 5 kids and a camper! You might be thinking one of two things or both... "That car will not fit 5 kids in it at all" and the other thought that might come to mind is "that car might not drive". You are right to think that, but someday I would love...

Camping & Shopping – Sounds Good to Me

I don't think I have ever been that happy about my purchase of 3 little pink bags! I recently was asked by someone if I knew of any campgrounds near cute little boutiques to shop at because he wanted to camp and she wanted to shop! I love to do both, so it makes perfect sense to me why...

Planning our Family Vacation to Glacier Park – Step One

A whole world of adventure is just beyond the tent. It has been a dream of mine to pack up our 5 kids and head out onto the open road to Glacier National Park. I would like to plan a hand full of camping trips for us this summer with one big family vacation once a year. This year...

A Simple Camping Checklist

Here is a simple Camping Checklist I have used in the past. It makes it much easier to have something on hand to reference back to as I am busy packing everyone and everything up to go camping. I hope it helps you, too. Kelly Personal Gear Sleeping Bag Mattress Pad or Cot Pillow Hiking Boots Sneakers or Sandals Shorts Warm Pants T-Shirts Long Sleeve Shirts Hat Socks Thermal Underwear Pajamas Bandana Handkerchiefs Bathing Suit Beach Towel Wash...

Spring Fever Camping Gear – 5 Things I Have on my Wish List

When it comes to camping gear my wish list is easy! We have been camping for 6 years now and I still can find a bunch of things I would like to have to make our trips a little less "roughing it" style. There is a time and place for camping in a simple style, but let's face it...