Fountain Paint Pots – Yellowstone National Park

5/21/22 Yellowstone Day #1: After visiting the West Yellowstone visitor’s center and purchasing Junior Ranger workbooks for $3 each, we opted to head to Old Faithful first. We got distracted and stopped to look at bison across the river… bison across the river we were really pretty far away from the bison we saw this … Continue reading Fountain Paint Pots – Yellowstone National Park

Rainbow Point Campground (Site B20) – West Yellowstone, Montana

We kicked off camping season 2022 with a weekend getaway to Yellowstone National Park! We stayed at Rainbow Point Campground. It is located on the banks of scenic Hebgen Lake, in southwestern Montana in Custer Gallatin National Forest. We had electric hookup, but no water hookup, no sewer hookup, and no dump site at the … Continue reading Rainbow Point Campground (Site B20) – West Yellowstone, Montana

Camas National Wildlife Refuge – Hamer, Idaho

This wildlife refuge was a bit disappointing as the “wetland” was completely bone dry. It just wasn’t very pretty or well maintained in appearance. We saw red-winged blackbirds, peregrine falcon, a pair of sandhill crane, 2 pairs of Canada geese, magpies, and a pair of pronghorn. All in all it was not a wasted trip, … Continue reading Camas National Wildlife Refuge – Hamer, Idaho

North Menan Butte Trail – Menan, Idaho

The snow is finally melting. It has been a long, cold, bleak winter. I have had a difficult month. We must get out-of-doors. Time for an adventure. good fences make good neighbors juniper a rocky assent chain assist + last remains of winter snow summit craggy rocks Does anyone know what this purple plant is? … Continue reading North Menan Butte Trail – Menan, Idaho

Northbound Interstate 15 Twilight – Wordless Wednesday

Warhawk Air Museum – Nampa, Idaho

We’re currently finishing up the “American Girl: Molly” series set during WWII for history. We were excited to visit the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa for a field trip while we were visiting Boise (November 2021) to bring our unit study to life. There was so much to see in this museum. Huge planes, military … Continue reading Warhawk Air Museum – Nampa, Idaho

Southbound Skyway Sunset – Wordless Wednesday

Greenbelt Stroll – Garden City, Idaho

The day after we visited MK Nature Center – Boise, Idaho (November 2021) we met up with friends for a stroll along the Garden City greenbelt to continue our riparian habitat exploration. We we delighted to discover evidence of beavers! We had such fun kicking through the leaves and then gathering up leaves to throw … Continue reading Greenbelt Stroll – Garden City, Idaho

MK Nature Center – Boise, Idaho

A recent visit to Boise (November 2021), gave us the opportunity to visit a riparian habitat at MK Nature Center. We had fun exploring both the indoor museum and the outdoor nature trail. One of my kiddos isn’t a fan of taxidermy, but 2 out of 3 enjoyed the museum! The outdoor path includes a … Continue reading MK Nature Center – Boise, Idaho