Around the U.S.A.
Missouri Botanical Gardens 2023
My bestie came to visit and we spent our Best Friend Fun Day at the Missouri Botanical Gardens!
Spring Break 2023
Well, friend, it's official...I broke our new yearly tradition after only 2 years....Still, we made the best of it and still took advantage of those perfect spring days to have a lot of fun.
A Day in Door County
While it didn't work out for us to spend more than a single day in DoCo, as it is called locally, we made the most of the time we had. Here's how we spent it!
Come along with us as we visit my long-time BFF in Wisconsin! Ice cream, roller coasters, hiking and more!
Camping at Johnson Shut-Ins
Johnson Shut-Ins State Park, near Middle Brook, Missouri, is about 2 hours south of Saint Louis, nestled in the St. Francois Mountains. The unique geology of Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park are perfect for camping, hiking, picnicking, splashing in the shut-ins, exploring nature or just relaxing.
2022 Spring Break Staycation Part Two
The newly renovated Union Station facilities houses not only the new aquarium, but several other fun attractions like a mirror maze, ropes course, carousel, and of course the St. Louis Wheel!
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.
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.