All Posts by Elizabeth

The Berkley Pit: Butte, MT

Yep. We paid $2/person to take our children to a superfund site… and I would do it again. Butte, Montana is a mining town in every sense of the word. The hills are dotted with old mining rigs. Yellow hills loom around town. The Butte-Anaconda Historic District is a National Historic Landmark that spans huge […]

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5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

This post contains affiliate links. I have a love-hate relationship with picking our homeschool curriculum. I LOVE looking at all the options and the endless possibilities. I hate having to narrow it down into a manageable curriculum. I always want to do all the things. I’ve done this long enough now to know that our […]

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State Forest State Park, Colorado

Yes, State Forest State Park has a bit of a confusing name, but it turns out to be the moose capitol of Colorado. It is a large state park in the northern part of the state, about four hours from Colorado Springs. We booked camping with some friends in February for the July 4th weekend […]

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Independence Pass, Colorado

Independence Pass is a two-lane, 12,095 ft pass through the Rocky Mountains that is only open Memorial Day to early November. If you get a chance to drive through it, it is well worth the harrowing drive. The views are breathtaking and you can stop at the top for some light hiking, even if you […]

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No Ski Day Trip to Breckenridge, CO

This post contains affiliate links. There are plenty of family-friendly winter activities to enjoy in Breckenridge, Co without hitting the ski-slopes. We recently did a day trip from Colorado Springs to the Breckenridge, CO area for some family fun. We left really early (before 5 am) and were home in time for dinner. You could […]

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Family-Friendly Ski & Soak near Salida, CO

In Colorado, winter is a season of adventure and we are trying to take full advantage of it since the kids are finally able to do “all the things” with relatively little complaint. We’ve been filling the winter weekends by heading into the mountains and taking advantage of everything Colorado has to offer. This past […]

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Dunwoody Nature Center, Georgia

We ventured out to the Dunwoody Nature Center from my parents’ house in Atlanta. I had heard wonderful things about this playground nestled in the woods and wanted to check it out. I was rewarded with a nearly all-day adventure with the kids on a beautiful spring day.  The Nature Center is free to use. […]

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The Grottos Trail Outside Aspen, Colorado

I wasn’t sure that I would ever find a hike in the United States as family friendly as the Gnome Hike in Switzerland. So when a friend told us about the Grottos Trail outside of Aspen we knew we had to check it out. While this hike doesn’t have manmade play things scattered along the […]

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Mammoth Cave National Park with Kids

Mammoth Cave is the largest cave system in the world. We were all amazed to realize that they just keep discovering new parts of this cave system! That means that there is a lot to be explored here. We visited in the Spring of 2021 (during the time of Covid). Guided cave tours were on […]

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