Life and Adventures with Kids

National Parks

Cuyahoga Valley National Park. #100!!!

Cuyahoga Valley National Park. #100!!!

OMG you guys. We did it. Last December when I suggested (strong armed?) that we embark on our year of adventure I wasn’t confident we could pull it off. I mean. I told Jake that for sure we could do it because excessive confidence in […]

Wind Cave National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 18, 19, and 20

Wind Cave National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 18, 19, and 20

Guys. I have almost zero pictures of our last three days. I was so.freaking.tired. by the end of our trip. On our last day in South Dakota, and we still needed to check out Wind Cave National Park. The exhaustion though! I felt like I […]

Badlands National Park. Eclipse Day!

Badlands National Park. Eclipse Day!

Day 17! Badlands National Park! I was so excited for this particular itinerary day, and it did not disappoint. After surviving the whirlwind of emotions the previous day, I woke up fresh faced and ready to go. Just kidding. I woke up the way all […]

Grand Teton National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 14: The day we got leeches.

Grand Teton National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 14: The day we got leeches.

*This post may contain affiliate links. You can check out my full disclosure here* This was our last day in Grand Teton National Park and we really wanted to make it count. It was memorable for sure. It included driving forever to a trail, not […]

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 13.

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 13.

Another day in Yellowstone National Park! This was one of the more action packed days we had on this trip. We visited the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, drove the Grand Loop Road, and cooked dinner on the side of the road. Literally. Good thing my […]

Grand Teton National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 12.

Grand Teton National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 12.

It’s Paintbrush Canyon Sister Hike Day! Or more appropriately: the day Kirsten wanted to throw us off a mountain. I love hiking with the kids (mostly), but it is definitely slow and can get annoying pulling out snacks every 3 minutes. I was super pumped […]

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 11.

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 11.

First day in Yellowstone! Our first day in yellowstone we drove up to see Old Faithful. It’s a totally original idea and we weren’t joined by 10,000 other impatient tourists. Driving into Yellowstone totally blew me away. I realize that it probably sounds strange but […]