if you don’t already know, thanks to previous posts (zoo, cookies, tulips), my baby brother’s family came down to spend spring break with us this year. my girls were so very excited to have an entire week of holden time, and holden was pretty excited about an entire week of being doted on by two […]
february. the 24th month of covid.
whelp. february is a wrap. concluding the 24th month of covid. or. two years if we are counting in years, which if you had told me we would have in march 2020, i might have had a nervous breakdown. anyways. enough about that. you know about that. here’s the happenings around these parts, in no […]
teddy roo’s. petrified forests and the rest.
well. we had one big day in the south unit of teddy roosevelt national park (plus a few evenings), and one big day in the north unit. our third day was spent entirely on running a few errands (haircuts, car wash, post office, lunch) in nearby dickinson, nd. the kiddos and doggo were thankful for […]
twin cities, partially explored.
our next stop on our epic (not so)post pandemic summer road trip was the greater minneapolis-saint paul metropolis, where we had four days booked, with big plans to do lots of things. but, on our way in, some of the same brake issues from the way out of chicago resurfaced, so we would end up […]
seattle tourists. (etcetera).
after our whirlwind cascades trip, we moved on down the road a bit, to monroe, washington, which we planned to use as our base for traveling into seattle for a couple of days. we only had two “must see” spots on our list. everything else was up in the air. when i think of seattle, […]
random stuff from cottonwood, az.
we kept really busy during our cottonwood, az stay. when we weren’t exploring local monuments or at the grand canyon, we were driving back and forth to the dentist. we had gone probably a little too long without some proper professional dental care, so derek found us a spot and we got all the lidbom […]
vail, with the grandlidboms.
after denver, we set off to meet derek’s parents for a week in vail. we were able to park our camper in a lot nearby (for free!) and spent the week in a resort, with a dishwasher, spacious shower and bath tub, garbage disposal, cable, a pool, a huge fridge, and a bunch of various […]
sorry for the slacktitude in posting. we had a pretty busy week visiting friends and family in denver. then we were with family (and without computer) in vail. and now we are in rifle, colorado, with terrible internet, so uploading pictures takes a backseat to derek getting to do his job. he went in town […]
denver botanic gardens(alt title: a million pictures of flowers)
after much deliberation and planning, we decided to use derek’s day off on memorial day for a trip to the denver botanic gardens. and as a bonus, my friend chris, who you’ll meet in a future post, let us use her guest passes to get in for free!! i was pleasantly surprised with how much […]
garden of the gods.
our current campground is pretty much right next door to garden of the gods, which is like the number one rated park in america or something. so, yesterday, when derek was done with work, we hopped on over for a quick visit. i won’t bore you with trying to caption all of these pictures. basically, […]