2022 Spring Break Staycation Part One

This year, we did a couple of things differently: we went with friends, and we ventured the rugged 6-mile North Loop of the Whispering Pine Trail, complete with THREE creek crossings. I will admit that it was a bit chillier than we were expecting this time of year, and the wind was gusty, but it was still fun.

Product Review: BenQ’s Genie e-Reading Lamp

Ever since those early winter nights set in, I've been having problems with my regular lighting providing enough light to properly see my stitches, especially with those darker yarns! I know you know what I mean! So when BenQ Lighting reached out about providing me with one of their Genie e-Reading Lamps for me to test and review, it was like they'd read my mind!

Missouri Botanical Garden’s 2021 Garden Glow

Driving around and looking at lights is cool, but walking through them? That's next level. And if you want to see some next level lights displays, the Garden Glow has them.

Camping at Wolf Creek State Park

We spent our last trip of the season at Wolf Creek Campground in Windsor, IL with friends from my hometown of Indianapolis and their families. We had a great time and Wolf Creek was a pretty decent campground! Let me break it all down for you!

Camping at Alley Spring

Alley Spring, near Eminence, Missouri, is part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, protected and maintained by the National Park Service (NPS). The spring is the 7th largest in the state, pumping an average 81 MILLION gallons per day. Alley Mill, situated on the bank of Alley Spring, was built in 1894 and is open seasonally for tours.

Camping at Echo Bluff State Park

Formerly Camp Zoe and located in Eminence, MO, the beautiful Echo Bluff State Park is a relatively new park with lots to offer by way of accommodations and things to do. Nestled in the Ozarks near several springs, the waters of the Current River flow through this park, providing multiple areas for swimming and fishing, and it is a great place to stay if you are planning a float trip! There are even sightings of wild horses that roam the area!

A Week In and Around St. Augustine

Come along with us as we visit family in St. Augustine Florida and tour the Alligator Farm, take an airboat tour, go to the beach, and visit Kennedy Space Center in this photo + video travel log!