I can remember reading the ‘Little House’ books by Laura Ingalls Wilder over and over again as a child growing up in southwest Iowa. I never tired of Laura’s stories of life on the western frontier. And though I knew Laura’s story was (mostly) true it never occurred to me that I could visit the places […]
As I tried to imagine westward settlers viewing this area for the first time, all I could think was that to many it would seem that the flat, grassy prairie gave way to an otherworldly landscape of buttes and bluffs filled with animals they had never seen before.
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What is your favorite nursery rhyme or story from childhood? Maybe you dreamed of being a knight or princess in a magical castle. Or did you dream of having a farm like Old MacDonald? Maybe you just wanted to click a pair of shiny red shoes together and be transported like Dorothy? You can step […]
It may have been the incredible cabin fever that sent us rushing to the Camping & RV Show last weekend. Or maybe it was the fact that our weekend getaway to Kansas City had been canceled due to the insanely frigid temperatures that have held the Midwest in a virtual deep freeze for the past […]
After our fun learning about Laura Ingalls Wilder in DeSmet, the girls and I headed north- to Aberdeen, South Dakota. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to camp than Wylie Park Campground. Play structures dot the park. This one was just outside our camper – which meant I could watch the girls as […]
A few weeks ago I received a rather large box that weighed surprisingly little. Now, days when we receive packages are kind of like Christmas, so my girls were excited. They were even more excited when the box actually contained something for them. Inside were three items from Backyard Safari Outfitters courtesy of Team Mom. […]
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 […]
As I was writing about emergency power over at my site Iowa Geek I thought those same items would be great for travel safety; to keep in your car or take camping. I am giving away an Energizer® Emergency Power Kit that includes: 3 packs of Energizer® batteries 1 Energi to Go® pre-charged power pak […]