Hot Air Balloons: A Dream Come True!

I was working for the Dixie National Forest in Utah; volunteering at the Red Canyon Visitor Center mere miles from Bryce Canyon National Park. I overheard something about a hot air balloon festival. WHAT?! A hot air balloon festival in tiny town Panguitch, Utah? Then I learned that there was a Smokey Bear balloon which … Continue reading Hot Air Balloons: A Dream Come True!

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Kids’ 1st Real Camping Trip

We used to throw up the tent in the living room of our house and let the kids play and/or sleep in it. They loved it. And then once we put the tent up in the backyard. But we learned the tent was too small for all of us and what once worked for Jeff … Continue reading Kids’ 1st Real Camping Trip

The Time the Dog Took a Piggyback Ride: Lake Powell

Lake Powell. I have only zipped past it before, never stopping and taking in the vastness or beauty of the surrounding area. We wanted a place to stay en route to our destination near Bryce Canyon NP. We love to boondock/dry camp/free camp...whatever you want to call it. It normally involves quiet, wide open spaces, … Continue reading The Time the Dog Took a Piggyback Ride: Lake Powell