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    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!

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    Montauk State Park

    Inside the park is the spring that combines with Pigeon Creek to form the headwaters of the Current River. It is this spring that gives the water its beautiful green/blue hue. The water is so clear, you can see clear to the bottom of it. If you're a fisherman, this gives you a perfect view of where the fish are.

  • A dogwood tree begins to bud and bloom with one arm reaching out in front of a sandstone bluff in Hawn State Park.
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    Two Days at Hawn State Park

    This time of year, with the rain and the air starting to warm, everything was just starting to bud and bloom. Hiking the Pickle Creek trail, we saw lots of small waterfalls as the water raced over the rocks. The creek has carved away at the sandstone around it creating beautiful bluffs and rock faces. Though those same rocks made this trail a more difficult trail, but it was worth it to see those bluffs with the creek racing along at the bottom, wildflowers and trees blooming up around the banks.

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    Girls Weekend in the REAL Nashville

    Hailed as one of the top destinations for bachelorette parties and girls weekends alike, we were pretty excited for our trip. We ate, we drank, we laughed, and a good time was had by all....except maybe the kid at the bar who tried to pick up my friend Sarah (#yourenotagirlgoaway).

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    3.5 Days in NYC

    I’m throwing it back to this time last year, when shortly after getting the kids back to school, the hubs and I took a quick getaway to New York City. Neither of us had been before, and there was a lot we wanted to see and do while we were there. We had three days, a centrally located hotel reservation, and a laundry lists of to dos. How We Spent Our Days Day 1 (Half Day) Our first day was mostly spent getting to the city, but once we landed, got checked in to our hotel, and settled, we were ready to start exploring. Since it was later in the…

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    3.5 Days in Glacier National Park

    Hi friends! The hubs and I recently returned from visiting Glacier National Park up in Montana, and I have to say that it was AMAZING! I’m not going to lie, the weather didn’t want to cooperate with us, being cloudy and rainy more often than not, but even so, that didn’t take away from the stunning vistas that surrounded us. How We Spent Our Days We spent three and a half days there, and still we weren’t able to do everything that we wanted, so we are planning to go back again as soon as we can. But if you have a similar amount of time to spend in these…

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    Family Road Trip to Hershey, PA

    Hi friends! If you have been following along on Instagram, you’ll know that we recently took a family road trip to Hershey, PA, aka The Sweetest Place on Earth. Growing up, road trips were common, so it only follows that my boys are used to traveling long distances in the car. This trip, we covered a little over 800 miles, and by the time you count various stops, somewhere in the ballpark of 14 hours on the road. In the car, especially long trips like this, I refuse to allow my boys to sit and tune out to the iPads. It was pretty funny when I explained to my oldest…