5 Tips for the Camping Newbie

camping tips - 5 camping tips for newbies learned from my own bad first experiences

Memorial Weekend marks the unofficial beginning of camping season here in the Midwest and I know that many people will be attempting to “rough it” for the first time this year. We’ve been camping quite a bit and these 5 tips for the camping newbie will keep your family comfy – and maybe make camping your […]

Spring Hiking at Ledges State Park

Flooding at Ledges State Park in Iowa

We’ve been enjoying spectacular spring weather this year- dry and warm (usually it’s cool and rainy).  The warm weather got us thinking about summer camping and we decided to check out the grounds at Ledges State Park and then take a hike.  We had a perfect day for our adventure. Though the weather was dry […]