• Colorado,  Kids,  Off Road Trips,  Trips,  Utah


    We all crashed hard after two long days of traveling across this great nation (See travel days 1 & 2 HERE.) While traveling, we are always on the lookout for local breakfast stops that open early to fit our schedules. Our first morning in Avon found us at the Avon Bakery & Deli where on a whim I picked up a “French Toast Sandwich”. And it became my new favorite breakfast food for the trip!

  • Colorado,  Kids,  Off Road Trips,  Playgrounds,  Trips,  Utah

    Colorado and Utah Trip 2019

    Travel Days 1 and 2 in the Mighty Merc It’s been way too long since we last had a blog post up! We have so much to share from our summer and fall adventures and want to start with all we saw, hiked, and climbed on our last westward adventure. Once again we found ourselves loading up and heading west for our family vacation. This year was a dual destination event with the bulk of our time being spent around…

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    Colorado 2018 – Granby area in the Mighty Merc. โ€“ Day 8

    Not much to look at on this one as it was just a long road day driving from Granby to St. Louis in one shot. Things went pretty well on the way back, we managed to sneak out early enough to miss Denver morning rush hour, the wind in Kansas was tolerable, and I finally managed to find a way to sit in the truck for long stretches without it killing my back (I really need a new driverโ€™s seat…

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    Colorado 2018 – Granby area in the Mighty Merc. โ€“ Day 7

    Day 7 saw my folks departing heading back to the St. Louis area. So we loaded up to do a bit more hiking with the kids to try and break up the day knowing that there was another 18 hour car ride ahead of us the next day. We found a Fox Friend as we were leaving the condo: And headed over to St. Mary Lake trail to see the glacier: The kids actually managed to hike the whole way…

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    Colorado 2018 – Granby area in the Mighty Merc. โ€“ Day 6

    Day 6 saw us grabbing breakfast and heading out to hike the trail to Broome Hut on the Second Creek Trail (N137) near the divide. The kids (and adults) started out pretty well: But it wasnโ€™t long before they wound up in the packs: The hut at the top was pretty impressive. Iโ€™d really like to stay there one day as I bet it would be cool to see the stars out there at night: After getting the kids to…