Road Trip: Day 5 – Mt. Rushmore & Escaping Hail in Rapid City!

Friday June 8th 2018 Center Lake Campground in Custer State Park has been our home for the past 2 nights. We made the damn best of it with cruising Needles Highway, hiking to South Dakota’s highpoint and chilling out enjoying good old fashioned family camping in a beautiful new area but now it was time…

Week 23: Black Elk Peak, South Dakota’s State High Point!

      The adventure to South Dakota’s state highpoint was nothing short of incredible. This almost 7 mile long trail will bring you deep into the unique landscape that make the Black hills, past towering granite walls all the way up to the peak at 7,242 feet where a stone fire tower awaits for…

Road Trip: Day 3 – Badlands National Park

June 6th 2018 I woke up more than motivated Wednesday morning for still trying to get over the cold Phoenix and I left home with. Waking up to this scene may have some influence. Since the boys weren’t up I decided to go for a run. Running up the surrounding hills was way more challenging…

Week 22: Zip Lining and Mosquitos

Original Game Plan: June of 2017 around our 4 year anniversary Jason and I thought it would be amazing to get back to our wild selves and have an epic parents weekend out consisting of camping at a new State Park,  riding the Wild Thing Jet Boat and going Zip Lining for the first time. Purchasing tickets online to save…

Week 21: Green Coulee Park

Back in May as things were gearing up for our Road Trip,  3 Wks, 9 States, 3600 Miles. I made one big trip to La Crosse to get the last little bit of money possible by selling some things to second hand shops. My brother Cole decided to hitch a ride with Phoenix and I…

Road Trip: Day 1 – A Rough Start

Planning a 3 week Road Trip is a very interesting and meticulous task, one I was super happy to take on. Budget, where to camp, meals, miles/time in between, attractions, resupplies, most importantly how to entertain a 2 year old without losing your sanity and etc. Hard work, saving like crazy and lots of research…

Week 20: Kayaking the Kickapoo Instead……..

So I’m going to admit I chose Kayaking down the Kickapoo with a good friend over my week 20 hike. Hey I was still outside enjoying everything mother nature had to offer plus my time with Leni was limited as her career was taking her on a new journey. We had planned on a very…

🚙 3 Wks, 9 States, 3600 Miles 🗻

Holy S**T! We just killed it!! On June 4th 2018, Jason and I’s 5 year anniversary we packed up our toddler along with what we needed to survive and set out on our most epic adventure yet, a 3 week Road Trip. That’s a big yet by the way, 278 days till our GRAND ADVENTURE!…