Wilderness at the Smokies

I am NOT kidding you when I tell you that Wilderness at the Smokies is seriously one of my most favorite places on Earth! My family and I used to go for New Years Weekend, but the past two Summers we have taken advantage of the warm weather and stay for a long weekend with my Grandmother. She’s not crazy about the beach these days, so this is a perfect spot for her to find shade and stay entertained by the kiddos. Continue reading “Wilderness at the Smokies”

My Birthday Surprise

There is one thing I know for sure. That is, life is NOT perfect. Have you ever played a question game and asked something like, “Describe your perfect day.” You answer with some far-fetched idea that is usually not ever realistically going to happen. With that being said, I feel like someone needs to pinch me, because for once in my life I feel like my husband accomplished the impossible. He created for me the PERFECT day.  Continue reading “My Birthday Surprise”

Catching Up in Colorado

Joshua and I took a belated Anniversary trip (along with Adler) to Pueblo, Colorado this year. We got to catch up with his brother, Luke and his girlfriend, Haley (who happens to be a life-long friend of mine). They were fabulous tour guides, and we got to see some amazing things! If you are planning to visit Colorado any time soon, I am going to post all of the MUST SEE places to visit while you are there! The best part, all but one attraction was FREE!

# O.N.E. : GARDEN OF THE GODS- COLORADO SPRINGS (ABOUT 50 MIN FROM PUEBLO)

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For more visitors information for Garden of the Gods, click here!


# T.W.O: BISHOPS CASTLE- Located in the San Isabel National Forest (About an hour drive from Pueblo).

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I had to snap a picture of this cutie. You can purchase this baby look for him at Gymboree. Get the flannel here and the football bodysuit here.

dsc_0732dsc_0743dsc_0744This place was amazing! The castle was hand built, and is still being worked on! You can hike to the tip top on winding metal stairs! You have to be a bit of a thrill seeker for this one. It is probably one of the most daring things we have done (and we did it with an 8 month old). You get to feel like you are exploring a secret all on your own. No tour guides, and you get to go wherever you are brave enough to venture to. This was an excursion to remember. Here is the link to the official website.


#T.H.R.E.E.: The Royal Gorge Bridge- Located near Canon City

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This is the only attraction we had to pay for! Your admission includes a ridge across the gorge in gondolas! You can also pay extra to zip line, which we opted out of. The gondolas are about the same thing, you are just enclosed! You can find out more at their website here.