Brainerd Lakes Area, Kids, Product + Service Reviews, Road Trips, Zoo

Pine Grove Zoo Little Falls, MN | The Second Oldest Zoo in the State of Minnesota

Pine Grove Zoo is a gem in Little Falls, Minnesota, and it’s a hidden treasure to many (even those who live only 30 minutes away!) It offers a wide variety of animals, many of which aren’t at other local zoos. It also provides a beautifully landscaped, well maintained layout that allows for a quick trip around the zoo, or a more leisurely day, depending on the time available. We all commented that it is the perfect size for a trip around the zoo before the kids start to get tired and cranky. We were able to get in and out before the nap time meltdowns began!… Read More Pine Grove Zoo Little Falls, MN | The Second Oldest Zoo in the State of Minnesota

Brainerd Lakes Area, Product + Service Reviews, Restaurants, Road Trips, Summer

Grand View Lodge On The Rocks | Something For Everyone

Thank you to the amazing team at Grand View Lodge who allowed us to come take a tour of the property, and eat at the new On The Rocks location. This post is possible because of them! Life isn’t always smooth and rosy. We all know that one minute, things can be “peachy-keen” and the… Read More Grand View Lodge On The Rocks | Something For Everyone

Road Trips, South Dakota, Summer

Summer Road Trip Hacks | Simple Ways to Ease the Squeeze on your Pocketbook

Summer equals fun; there’s no disputing that. But in our house “summer fun” does not typically mean beach visits and backyard BBQs. Our version of family summer fun is: Road Trips! Over the last dozen years we’ve concentrated our travels on the fine state of Minnesota and specifically on the beauty and history that our State… Read More Summer Road Trip Hacks | Simple Ways to Ease the Squeeze on your Pocketbook