Traveling with Carry-On Only

Packing with two little ones used to be a nightmare. It was a process that required multiple large suitcases, and careful coordination with car seats, temporary beds, and shipping ahead diapers and baby food. Then something happened. My babies became kids. They had their own seats on the plane and were able to drag their…

18 Hours of Camping on Mount Diablo

“When are we going camping again?” “I want to sleep in a tent!” “I love camping, why don’t you take us?” Since our Pinnacles adventure almost three years ago, I haven’t broken out the camping gear and tried camping again. Sure I’ve put the tent up in a backyard. And I’ve broken out the sleeping…

Top 5 Places to Eat in Jackson Hole

I’m a story teller. I usually like to use my blog to record my memories and tell the stories of the places my kids and I visit. I’m not usually a reviewer, and I occasionally give tips. But this trip we had some of the best food, and it surprised me that it was mostly…

Independence Day in Jackson Hole

My best friend always raves about holidays in her home town. She always described it at a quaint small town with a square, and place where everyone knows everyone. The only thing is, her small town is Jackson, WY, one of the most famous “small-towns” in the country, and one that has seen a significant…

The Beauty of Jenny Lake

Nestled right at the feet of the Grand Tetons is a glacier lake that provides the most magnificent reflections of the majestic mountains. We had visited once before, a few years ago on a trip out to Jackson, WY, but this time we hiked part of the Jenny Lake Trail loop, and were greeted with…

A Baptism in God’s Country

Our trip to Wyoming was for a very special event, to see the baptism of my god-son, who was being baptized along with the three children of his other god-mother. Since the two moms grew up in Jackson and their families were still “locals”, they were able to get the local priest to come and…

Seven Peaks – Wet and Wild Fun

Last summer I discovered that my kids love water parks. Like, really really love water parks! So when my best friend suggested we hit up Seven Peaks in Salt Lake City before driving to Jackson, I was game. My husband took a little convincing but once he saw there was an observer rate, he was…