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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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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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Cutty’s Resort on Hayden Creek, Colorado

We booked a ton of camping for our first summer in Colorado. Our dear friends raved about camping at Cutty’s Resort as being a fun weekend getaway with no planning required. An easy 2-hour drive from Colorado Springs, this sounded like a perfect summer weekend. Cutty’s is a very large and popular campground and RV […]

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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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