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Great Things to Do with Kids in Downtown Coeur d’Alene

Great Things to Do with Kids in Downtown Coeur d’Alene

Our family is so blessed to live in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Here are just some of our favorite things to do with kids in downtown Coeur d’Alene.

Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

We took our 3 kids on a field trip to Clarkia Miocene Flora Fossil Dig in Idaho. Our family discovered that digging for fossils is a pretty cool hands-on science activity!

Lionhead Natural Water Slides & Family Hike

Lionhead Natural Water Slides & Family Hike

You can often find an interesting family adventure just around the corner! We had a blast sliding down the Lionhead natural water slides in North Idaho. The hike to the slippery rock slides is a great outing for families of all ages. This destination is located near Priest Lake and Lionhead Campground. My husband Andy and I took our kids ages 8, 5 and 4 on this forested 2-mile hike along Lion’s Head Creek. We really enjoyed sliding down the natural water slides at the end of the trail.

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Off-Roading with Kids & Lunch at Gold Creek Lodge

Off-Roading with Kids & Lunch at Gold Creek Lodge

On sunny days, we love going on outdoor adventures. One afternoon we took our kids on an off-road RZR ride in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest and stopped for lunch at Gold Creek Lodge.

Things to Do with Kids at Winchester Lake State Park

Things to Do with Kids at Winchester Lake State Park

One of the best things about living in the Pacific Northwest is that we have so many great destinations to explore so close to home. Winchester Lake State Park is one of those destinations, just two and a half hours south of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. […]

Off-Road Adventure at 7-Mile ORV Park

Off-Road Adventure at 7-Mile ORV Park

What’s better than a sunny day, open trails and family time together? We took our kids to the 7-Mile ORV Park near Spokane, Washington. I was very impressed by the variety of terrain we found there. Our kids had a blast on their ATVs, practicing the skills they learned a few weeks before in their off-road safety class.

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9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

It’s awesome living close to Pacific Northwest destinations such as Seattle, Washington. On a family trip we explored Pike Place Market, burned some energy at Seattle Center Artists at Play playground enjoyed a relaxing visit to Woodland Park Zoo. See the highlights of our visit!

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

Do you love exploring the outdoors? We’ve spent many memorable hours tubing, boating and kayaking with our kids. These four water-based activities are great ways to make memories with your family in the glorious outdoors.

5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

Going to a ski resort in summer may not be first on your list for a family vacation. However, we discovered lots of fun summer activities at Whitefish Mountain Resort during our road trip through Montana. Our kids love to be outside, burn energy and play together as a family. Many of these Whitefish Mountain Resort activities accomplish all of these things and then some. These 5 reasons to visit Whitefish Mountain Resort in summer are great ways to make memories with your kids and enjoy the outdoors.

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5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

You can find lots of great family activities to enjoy in Northwest Montana. We ventured across a swinging bridge, slid down an Alpine Slide and took the kids to a musical. Don’t miss these 5 things to do with kids near Glacier National Park!

Family Hike to Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge

Family Hike to Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge

Our family went on a really fun day trip and casual hike to Kootenai Falls and the swinging bridge, during one of our trips to Montana. We packed some snacks and headed out to enjoy the sunshine!

Adventurous Places to Explore with Kids in Florence, Oregon

Adventurous Places to Explore with Kids in Florence, Oregon

The Oregon Coast is a memorable destination for families who live in the Pacific Northwest. For our family, it’s about an 8 hour drive from our home in North Idaho. We’ve visited Florence, Oregon for a weekend getaway several times with our kids. The best thing about family adventures is that you can change up your experience each time. On one trip, we stayed in a cozy Oregon Coast vacation rental through Airbnb. Another trip we brought our RV and experienced camping near the sand dunes. Here are some of the fun family activities we’ve enjoyed near the Oregon Coast!

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Camping Activities at Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Camping Activities at Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

A family camping trip is a relaxing way to enjoy the great outdoors and spend some time together. We live close to Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. These fun camping activities are great ways to enjoy your local camp ground.

Fabulous Night of Music Celtic Woman Ancient Land Performance

Fabulous Night of Music Celtic Woman Ancient Land Performance

We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary with a night out at the CELTIC WOMAN Ancient Land Performance. This magical night of music was hosted at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox in Spokane, Washington. The show was truly inspiring!

Celtic Woman Ancient Land Tour

Celtic Woman Ancient Land Tour

If you enjoy live musical performances, you won’t want to miss the CELTIC WOMAN Ancient Land tour coming to Seattle and Spokane WA in May. CELTIC WOMAN, the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group presents a brand new live show, Ancient Land. This performance will be at the Seattle Paramount Theater on May 10th and Spokane Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on May 11th. Additional tour dates and locations are listed below. (more…)