Hiking to Alberta Falls in RMNP

A few weeks back I went online and found a site I bookmarked last year – Every Kid in a Park. If you have a child in fourth grade (or the homeschool equivalent) you can visit the site and have your child complete a fun activity and get a 4th Grade Annual National Parks Pass…

Living Slowly in Quiet Moments

This school year has begun in a markedly different way than all our past years. After 6 years of homeschooling and a substantial location change, we took the plunge into a new normal in mid-August. Our kids are now attending a local charter school that we are quickly growing to love. This marks the first…

Our New Favorite Park – LaVern M. Johnson Park in Lyons, CO

One of my favorite things about Colorado has been the number of awesome parks and open space available to explore. Our adventures today brought us to LaVern M. Johnson Park in Lyons, CO. This park is wonderful destination for families with children young and old and grownups as well. This park has it all –…

What is eating my cabbage?!

A quick jaunt to the garden this morning uncovered a mystery. One of my cabbages has something munching on it. My first thought was maybe a monsterous cabbage worm, but there isn’t really any poop around or in it so I’m thinking maybe it is becoming a snack for something larger. Do squirrels eat cabbage?!

July Fourth, Colorado Style

Like many people, we had a number of places close by with fireworks shows. We decided that Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast at Folsom Field would make for a great “first year in CO” choice, as we had yet to visit the stadium for any games or events. For as busy as things were, parking was…