How To Enjoy Tubbs Hill In CDA


In the heart of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho sits Tubbs Hill. On this lakeside mound…you will find the convergence of the local, lake-life scene and the summer tourism crowd. This little destination is one of my families favorite lake spots and a must for traveling families to check out. After visiting dozens of lakes in 38 states, we have found very few locations that offer up a similar summer scene. Continue reading → How To Enjoy Tubbs Hill In CDA

Travel & Anniversaries

One of our early adventures:  Alaskan Cruise, July 2001

Today, Chris and I celebrate 18 years of marriage. I do believe that this is one of those truly significant hallmarks for me. I have been mulling this over for weeks…with excitement, emotion, passion and gratitude. It seems that I have been anticipating this anniversary, more so than any in the past years. Continue reading → Travel & Anniversaries

Hiking The Mineral Ridge Trail in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Mineral Ridge Scenic Trail, Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene is one of those beautiful places that leaves a lasting impact on you. We have been totally captivated by this town since we discovered her in the beginning of our travel adventure, two years ago. After visiting over 38 states, this sweet little area is still one of our very favorites.

As soon as we pulled into town  this summer…and revealed our location on Social Media, my Instagram Friends where quick to suggest this hike. I knew it would be a hike worth taking, when four different people told me about it in a matter of days. Continue reading → Hiking The Mineral Ridge Trail in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

RV Life: How To Keep Things In Place On The Road

Keeping things in place while we travel

There is a little packet of putty…and it is at the top of my list of RV essentials. It is amazing! I’m one of those girls who like to dress up….both me and my home. You could say…that decor makes me happy. One of the first things I did in my traveling RV journey was to determine how to make the stuff stick. Literally. Continue reading → RV Life: How To Keep Things In Place On The Road

Happy Hammock for Travel AND Adventure

Hammock happiness on Sylvan Lake, South Dakota

Last year we were blessed to find the Double Parachute Camping Hammock and strap set-up by Happy Hammock . We have now been enjoying it for an entire year. After putting it through the test with five people useing it…and taking it to countless locations, I believe we are qualified to give this product a solid review. Continue reading → Happy Hammock for Travel AND Adventure

Family Time, Lakeside At Flathead Lake


We are lovers of water. Coming from California and spending most of our outdoor time on the beaches of Ventura, our family has become partial to beautiful waterways. I never thought we would be more than a thirty minute drive from the ocean, yet most of our time is spent far from it these days. In fact, we chose this destination for one reason…to be on the lake. Continue reading → Family Time, Lakeside At Flathead Lake

Backpacking Trip: Blue Lake, ID


I truly never thought the day would come when I would go backpacking. I’m a glamper at heart. Though I have made great strides to simplify our life and have learned the reward of having less stuff…I still have high heels and at least five pairs of boots in my closet. Don’t judge…one pair of those are my cute purple rain boots. Some might think that is not a big deal…but when you live in an RV…well, let me just say that I am creative with my storage and I have parted with many outfits to have space for those shoes. Continue reading → Backpacking Trip: Blue Lake, ID