Fall Creek Falls State Park

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Every so often I’ll catch a spontaneous ‘bug’ and want to go off somewhere with B like we used to do in the PNW. I loved our time away together and the memories we’d create, so when I can I’ll do some research and find a kid-friendly destination within my two hour driving radius. Instagram is usually my go-to when searching for local fun spots. If you just search through some hashtags and adventuring photographer’s feeds you’re bound to stumble across a number of things of interest! When it comes to hiking, I’ll usually take the next step in my research reconnaissance and google the trail or park and see what other hikers are saying about the conditions of the trails, difficulty, and whether or not it’s kid friendly. Continue reading “Fall Creek Falls State Park”

Family Hike to Machine Falls

Family Hike to Machine Falls

It happened, our first Tennessee hike! YAY! I’ve been dying to go since moving from the Pacific Northwest, and if y’all have been following along my LtL adventures for a while y’all know I found a sweet love affair with hiking out there. You can see some of my favorites here and here. Soon after we moved here I started in on my research of places to go and see. Machine Falls came up in my new criteria of travel and hiking – less than 2 hour drive and less than 4 miles round trip. (Those 2+ hour drives and 4-6 miles hikes are long behind us, for now. 😉 Momma’s not toting that 40 lbs of active toddlering no’mo.) Continue reading “Family Hike to Machine Falls”

Hiking Guide: Family Friendly in the Pacific Northwest

Hiking Guide: Family Friendly in the Pacific Northwest

WARNING: This post contains wordy words and deep depth…but mostly a trip down a happy memory lane.

So, I’ve tried writing this post for a few months now. I knew it’d take me a while to formulate my thoughts on the closing of this PNW chapter we’ve written for the last 4 years. Where do I even begin? What do I say? How do I articulate the millions of thoughts popping through my head on a nearly daily basis as we close this chapter to open a whole new (and unknown) one? No, seriously…how do I? A little help here… 😉 Continue reading “Hiking Guide: Family Friendly in the Pacific Northwest”

Family Friendly Hike To Heybrook Lookout

Family Friendly Hike To Heybrook Lookout

So the countdown continues on LtL’s #8in8 bucket list as we near the end of our time here in the PNW. In my last post I started our official countdown, which you can read more about here! There is honestly so much I would love to do before I leave in few weeks,  but sadly there isn’t enough time or the season just isn’t right. Nonetheless, y’all know I’m gonna try my best to  go out with a BANG, in true LC style. 😉💥 Continue reading “Family Friendly Hike To Heybrook Lookout”