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Longpool

A Love Letter to Longpool

A Love Letter to Longpool, A Beloved Arkansas Campground Dear Longpool, Just the other day I was going through a box of old photos (a winter project suitable for a string of days of sub-zero temperatures). I came across this sweet photo of our three oldest kiddos on our first camping trip to your perfectly …

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Snapshots of Starved Rock: Camping in Illinois

Camping at Starved Rock State Park We went camping at Starved Rock State Park a couple weeks ago for Simon’s fall break and I remembered that one of my favorite rooms with a view is this tent. It’s true. Seeing the trees RIGHT THERE when my eyes open is one of the surest ways I …

Camping on the River Dee, Scotland, Highland Getaway

Highland Getaway

30 Hour Midweek Highland Getaway I can already tell that one of the most wonderful things about living in Scotland is going to be that it takes almost no time at all to get out into the country. Just a few miles outside of the city, the Scottish Highlands are already beckoning to us! While …

camping menus, camp food, camping with kids

Camp Beef Stew

When we’re camping, we usually have our car (or pop up), so we take a grill and I pack my enamel dutch oven so we can make soups and stews. This beef stew makes a regular appearance on our camping trips. The kids love it. We serve it with a big pot of mashed potatoes, …

Camping Trip, Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas State Parks, Camping in Arkansas

Camping Trip

Y’all, this picture was taken ten years ago on a camping trip to Devil’s Den State Park. How is that even possible? For ten years we have been playing with our kids in the woods and streams of Arkansas’ State Parks. Devil’s Den State Park is in Northwest Arkansas, and it is still one of …

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Camping Menus

  Last summer, when we went on our annual two week camping trip to Colorado, I really tried to document our Camping Menus. We are always so hungry at camp from hiking and being outside, so the food is one of our favorite parts! This first picture is a standard lunch meal for us: a …

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Cloudy Skies: Crested Butte, Colorado

While we were in Colorado in July, Taido took tons of pictures of the sky from the same spot in our campsite in Crested Butte. I am thankful that he and my dad are always keeping an eye on the changing skies when we’re camping and hiking. Being caught in storms while hiking has bestowed …

missouri camping, autumn, fall leaves, fall camping, missouri state parks, camping with kids

Missouri Camping

This week, Simon and I got to escape to Missouri for a couple of nights camping with my dad, my sister and her kids. Anna’s kids were out of school Monday and Tuesday, so we all left on Sunday and met about halfway between here and Chicago at St. Francois State Park. We’ve only camped …

God digs camping.

this quote near the end of the book may be the greatest encouragement i receive from reading irresistible revolution, since it speaks to where i am right now. we leave in 23 days for our summer adventure and there are a whole lot of details that we are continuing to just leave to God. at …