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O.k., we’re not really rock hounds but we do love picking up ‘pretty’ rocks.  Problem is when you visit most any National or State Park there are express rules about not removing anything you find.  There are only two exceptions …

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As part of our geological spring vacation this year we made sure to include a stop at White Sands National Monument.  Our kids have been missing playing at the beach lately.  The fun of playing in the sand outweighs time …

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Spring break often suggests thoughts of giant amusement parks to many families. We’ve discovered that we enjoy out time together more when we find ways to get out and explore nature together. This spring we decided to have a geological …

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The United States may be less than 250 years old, but our nation has a vast and fascinating history. One easy and fun way to teach your kids about U.S. history is to take a field trip to explore one of …

Why Sunglasses Matter for Kids

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When we’re heading out with the kids for a week-end campout, we always make sure to take our sunglasses with us.  What about sunglasses for the kids? UV rays permanently break down your child’s eye’s capacity to absorb sunlight.  Exposure without protection is …

 

Top 10 Reasons to Take Kids Camping

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I’m sure everyone has different reasons for taking their kids camping-I thought I’d share our top 10 reasons to take kids camping.   Top 10 Reasons to Take Kids Camping   #10-Their rooms are too messy to get to their …

 

White Chili with Chicken

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This recipe is great for it’s versatility.  I love white chili-it can be with chicken, pork, or turkey.  Feel free to substitute the meat of your choice or to go vegetarian.  For a hearty vegetarian version, add your favorite veggies …

 

Backpack Safety for Kids

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It sometimes seems to me that we have become enamored of the cute backpack and have forgotten the importance of a well fitting backpack.  Why not have both? Avoid some common mistakes when choosing and wearing a backpack to avoid …

 

Least Visited National Parks

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Why learn about the least visited National Parks?  First off everyone (or at least millions of Americans) knows about the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the Great Smokey Mountains.  I thought it would be nice to highlight some lesser known parks.  …

 

Making the Perfect S’more

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Camping just isn’t camping without making s’mores.  And if you’re going to make a s’more you might as well make the perfect s’more, right?  Well, that’s how I usually feel.  Granted there can be all sorts of opinions on what …