Away From Home

8 Tips to Survive Camping With Severe Allergies

8 Tips to Survive Camping With Severe Allergies Camping with allergies can be difficult, but it’s not impossible!  Like most things with severe allergies, camping takes a lot of planning and preparing.  Adding in allergy planning takes just a step further…
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We Went 2,341 Feet Underground!

We Went 2,341 Feet Underground! Camping, Day 5 The Soudan Mine Since it was another rainy day, we decided to head out to see The Soudan Mine.  I didn’t know what to expect, but it sounded interesting.  I had never…
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Our 4 Year Old Caught The Most Fish!

Our 4 Year Old Caught The Most Fish! Camping Day 4 The morning started out with a panic attack.  Looking back, I can’t remember what caused it.  Maybe it was sleeping on a small, uncomfortable air mattress for half the…
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Checking Out Ely, Minnesota

Checking Out Ely, Minnesota 3rd Day of Camping I woke up to the sun making glowing shadows on the roof of our tent as it passed through the leaves on the trees.  Already I could feel the sun warming the…
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We Locked Our Keys In The Van

We Locked Our Keys In The Van Camping, Day 2 After a night of heavy rain, everything outside the tent was wet.  Thankfully, we were nice and dry inside!  I woke up and got out of bed before everyone else…
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Bear Head Lake State Park

Bear Head Lake State Park Camping, Day 1 Around 1 pm on Sunday, we drove up to Bear Head Lake State Park.  The van was packed to the brim, and we were set for a fun week of camping.  Never having been…
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If At First, You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again

5 Week Workout Challenge: Week 5, Day 1 Schaar’s Bluff After getting sick, we missed week 5 of our workout challenge.  Rather than give up, I thought it would be best to try again.  I’m using the old proverb, “If…
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Hastings Rivertown Days Parade 2017

Hastings Rivertown Days Parade 2017 The Hastings Rivertown Days Parade is a big event every year.  It’s fun to see people we know in the community handing goodies out to the kids.  We also enjoy the creative and fun floats, vehicles…
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Hastings Rivertown Days 2017

Hastings Rivertown Days 2017 Every year we go to Hastings Rivertown Days.  One of our favorite things to do as a family is to go to The Dime Carnival.  The kids play games to their heart’s content and win tickets…
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The Great American Farm Tour Minnesota Meetup

The Great American Farm Tour Minnesota Meetup   Twas the day of the farm tour and all through the house, Every creature was stirring, yes, even the mouse. The children were loaded in the van with great care, In the…
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