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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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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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Cloudland Canyon State Park, GA

Cloudland Canyon State Park has a reputation for being one of the most beautiful parks in Georgia. We booked two nights in one of the state park cabins for some hiking and relaxation before heading out on our cross country drive to Colorado. The Cabins at Cloudland Canyon are lovely. We were in cabin 11, […]

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Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia

The Marble Mines hike at Sloppy Floyd State Park has been on our must do list for a while. It is a relatively easy but uphill hike to the mouth of a cave, with a pond and waterfall. There are plenty more extensive trails in the area to explore as well.  Sloppy Floyd turned out […]

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See Rock City. A Georgia Must.

After miles of passing red barns painted with “See Rock City” and the littles yelling out “Let’s go to Rock City” we relented and drove up Lookout Mountain to Rock City Gardens.  Jeff and I had visited a decade earlier before having kids. Rock City Gardens had also been a staple of my all-girls spend […]

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Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Georgia

While the Littles still love a good playground, they are capable of larger adventures. That has led me to seek out some different outdoor areas when we are visiting my parents’ house in Atlanta. The Blue Heron Nature Preserve, off of Roswell Road, is the perfect in-town place to stretch your legs and give your […]

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