Pictured Rocks National Shoreline backpacking, mosquito beach campsite

While definitely not the lightest or most compactable tent on the market, this three season tent has been both bomb-proof and roomy for us.  With 35 square feet inside, plenty of head and leg room (I am 6 feet tall), and TWO 7 square foot vestibules the Ouray more than makes up for its extra […]

little green lake fishing, wisonsin bass fishing, 5 lb bass, father and son fishing

Merry Christmas (in June)! Instead of traditional gifts, Molly’s parents decided to give the family an experience by way of a four day weekend at a lakehouse on Little Green Lake, Wisconsin. The house was set up perfectly for our large group including six adults and four kids. There was a nice dock on the […]

Flambeau Flowage, camping with a toddler, canoeing with a toddler, northern wisconsin, spring

This sucks!  What do you think?  Should we just call it?  Was the dialogue between Molly and me as our 17 month old son refused to nap, eat, be held, or really do anything other than play near the steep drop to the water or the thorn bushes on our tiny Turtle Flambeau Flowage island […]

keewaydin lake yurt, craig lake state park cross country skiing, michigan yurt, michigan cross country skiing, upper peninsula cross country skiing

Believe it or not, there are yurting adventures to be had in the Midwest!  In our case, it just took a six hour drive – a reasonable distance for a three day weekend.  After the enormous success of our first yurt trip in southern Colorado, I surprised Molly by booking two nights at the Keewaydin […]

Wisconsin, WI, glassy water, summer in wisconsin

 

Saugatuck Michigan hidden beach

You are seriously taking your eight month old camping?!?! This was the question Molly and I received from nearly everyone as we were planning our last getaway of the summer. We were both in need of some time to disconnect from the real world after a busy summer and hadn’t been to Michigan since our […]

baby pool at the lake

What? You need to be fed? What?  You need to be changed?  What? You need a nap?  Why the hell are you still crying!?!? Grand plans of taking our six month old, Crosby, out west with another couple and their son were quickly shut down when the full reality of what being on a road […]