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Trail of the Week- Pickle Springs Natural Area near St. Genevieve, MO

Trail of the Week- Pickle Springs Natural Area near St. Genevieve, MO

If you are looking for a short and family friendly trail that still packs a scenic punch then Pickle Springs Natural Area in southeastern Missouri is a must see. Located about an hour south of St. Louis, The Trail Through Time path is a quick 2 mile loop hike through a variety of rugged and interesting geographical features. Quick being a retaliative term when hiking with kids and so much to discover! When we last hiked the trail over the…

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The Mighty Merc – 11th ORT at Moonlight Racing 2/8/20

The Mighty Merc – 11th ORT at Moonlight Racing 2/8/20

Another quick opportunity to get the wheels dirty! I’m in! The boy and I ran out to Sullivan on one cold Saturday morning to get some more “woods time” in this year.

10th ORT in the Mighty Merc – Flat Nasty Off-Road 1-25-20

10th ORT in the Mighty Merc – Flat Nasty Off-Road 1-25-20

It’s been awhile since we got the wheels off the pavement. After we got back from our 2019 trip to Colorado and Utah life just kept us hopping a bit more than usual. So when the opportunity presented itself to go play in the woods for a bit, we loaded up the family and headed out.

COLORADO AND UTAH TRIP 2019 – DAY 11

COLORADO AND UTAH TRIP 2019 – DAY 11

It’s always sad when this day arrives. That is, the day that marks the start of the end of the vacation. We loaded up the Merc after filling up on some hotel breakfast and headed north from Moab on scenic Highway 128. We made a brief stop again in Castle Valley for one last view as the sun rose.

COLORADO AND UTAH TRIP 2019 – DAY 10

COLORADO AND UTAH TRIP 2019 – DAY 10

Day 10 started with a dramatic sunrise view and ended with enjoying our last Utah sunset of the trip. We began our day by leaving the hotel well before sunrise to head out to Dead Horse State Park for some sunrise photos. Dead Horse is well known as a great place to go for sunrise. The sun gradually rises to fill the canyon with golden red light. The wife grabbed some great photos while I entertained the kids on the…

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COLORADO AND UTAH TRIP 2019 – DAY 9

COLORADO AND UTAH TRIP 2019 – DAY 9

We were excited to start day 9 by showing the kids some areas we had visited before as well as exploring some new discoveries. After grabbing a quick hotel breakfast, we headed back out to Arches National Park to see some sights before the rest of the tourists showed up. The biggest tip I can give for visiting Arches or any National Park is to go early. Drag yourself out of bed at sunrise or before and it will be…

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