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    Last Camping Trip of the Season

      We’re die-hard campers. Not extreme campers, mind you, but we usually go later in the season than most people. The campgrounds are quieter this time of year, naturally, but we also enjoy the fall colors, the cool crisp air and the warmth of the campfire. This past weekend we had sunny skies and brisk temperatures. Lyle and I went…

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    Camping on the St. Joe

    Turns out, as I’ve recently discovered, if you keep a man in town over the weekend, he’s gonna go in to work, at least a little while. So if the weather forecast is promising and the man says, “Wanna go camping?” I say, “Let’s go!” This past weekend we stayed at a Forest Service campground along the beautiful St. Joe…

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    Labor Day Camping Trip

    We enjoyed spending the holiday weekend as a family at one of our favorite Forest Service campgrounds “up the river.” It was relaxing to get away for a few days and just sit and watch the squirrels and chipmunks who put on quite a show for us! We also had fun hiking, biking, reading, talking, driving the back roads, and…

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    Lolo Motorway

    This past weekend we took “a step back in time” and traveled the Lolo Motorway which follows one of the most difficult parts of the Lewis and Clark trail. “Motorway” makes it sound like a super highway or something, doesn’t it? Um. It’s not. It’s a very rough 75-mile long dirt road. I guess back in the ’30s when the…

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    Camping Season Begins

    As a kick-off to the camping season we took our trailer out this past weekend. We were visiting friends for the Easter holiday, and we stayed at a beautiful RV park near their home along the Clearwater River on Saturday night. We don’t count RV parks as “real camping” but it was fun to get out for a night, and…

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    Fall Beauty

    We went camping this past weekend in central Washington, near Grand Coulee Dam. Steamboat Rock campground is open year round and we thought it might be a little warmer over there for perhaps the last camp-out of the season. It was. But it was also gray and drizzly……however, as I’ve mentioned before, we don’t mind the rain. The scenery was…

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    Grand Coulee Dam

    This past weekend we had another informal family field trip to the Grand Coulee Dam in central Washington. We were camping in the area, so took the opportunity to visit the dam while we were over there. It doesn’t tie in with anything we’re learning about currently… but it was built in the 1930s as a Public Works Administration project,…

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    It’s Not All Sunshine

    It rained on the second day of our Labor Day Weekend camping trip. Not just a quick shower… but off-and-on all day. What do you do when it rains on a camping trip? Lyle enjoyed standing under the awning watching the rain come down.We had planned to go Geocaching that day, but didn’t relish the idea of tramping through dripping…

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    Life is an Adventure

    That’s my mantra lately. When so many things go wrong that I have to laugh to keep from crying… I try to remind myself of the quote I shared a few weeks ago. “An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.” ~G.K. Chesterton Life’s adventures are certainly not always what I would choose……

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    Relaxing in South Dakota

    The past week has been a whirlwind of fun family activities. Not only that, we haven’t had good internet access most of the time, so I am a few days behind in keeping you updated on our road trip. We got to our RV park this evening in time to relax a bit before bed time, and we have a…