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Relaxing, quirky, or simple life things that are just plain fun.

10 Free Weekend Adventures

10 Free Weekend Adventures

The weekend is upon us and with it comes fresh sunshine and spring air. If flowers are blooming near you, bust out a picnic and enjoy them. If winter snow clings to the ground, enjoy one last snowball fight before the heat sets in. The following 10 adventures that are free, fun, and relaxing. Be sure to click the titles if a particular image intrigues you for the story behind it. 1. Dance Party 2. Trail Running 3. Cliff Jumping…

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Family Antics

Family Antics

What happens when my family gets together with a camera? A whole lot of goofiness. This post is just for us as a way to record our memories in my virtual scrapbook. I won’t be offended if you click away now. If however you know us, you might like some of the creepy, “Awkward Family Photo” contenders from our day exploring the muddy trails. Anyone know the “Hitch” dance? Much more difficult on a log. Me, mocking Cody’s video of…

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7 Day Sport Challenge

7 Day Sport Challenge

Spring is here and with it comes beautiful weather just waiting to be enjoyed. I know a lot of people feel like with limited time they can’t possibly add playing a game to their to-do list. But what about just ten minutes? This is your weekly challenge: play one game outside each evening. Simple enough, and a sure-fire way to make you grin like a kid again. 1. Basketball Monday If playing HORSE takes too long, play PIG instead. Or…

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Fuel Your Adventure

Fuel Your Adventure

Confession time: I don’t love eggs. The only way I truly enjoy an egg is when it is made by a super chef, Benedict style. Since that is not in my budget except for rare occasions, I don’t really eat eggs. However, I am a big believer in the health benefits of protein, which left me in a quandary of how to fuel up for my weekend trial running. My temporary solution was heating up 2% milk, tons of peanut…

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Much to Learn

Much to Learn

One of the most marvelous things our world has to offer is knowledge. There are millions of topics and millions of resources. Often times, that information is free, fascinating, and unique. I found a free airplane museum and decided to take Cody to check it out. From giant cargo planes that could carry 200 men AND a semi-truck in the belly, to tiny one-man fighter jets, we spent over an hour gawking at the different machines. We also learned about…

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How to Make Birthdays Epic

How to Make Birthdays Epic

Cody and I have the habit of going a tad extreme in our birthday plans. Why? 1. Why not? 2. It makes the birthday person feel special. 3. Celebrating the start of a new year of life is a motivating, challenging, exciting way to organize your goals for the following year of life. 4. It is fun. 5. Adventure! For Cody’s 23rd birthday, we explored caves, camped, and zip-lined through the Bozeman mountains. Part 1, 2, and 3. For my…

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Fort Day 2017

Fort Day 2017

It was time. Hammer ready, nails ready, sheet ready. The building began. The classics held everything in place. Not everyone was keen to participate in the hard labor. But certainly wanted to reap the benefits. Our entertainment was varied: Yahtzee, popcorn, UP, Cribbage, Inception, pizza. Our Fort Day 2017 was everything we’d hoped: magical, relaxing, lazy; filled with delicious food, laughter, and bonding. We felt cocooned away from reality. Like the world could not see us, let alone touch us….

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You are cordially invited to Fort Day 2017

You are cordially invited to Fort Day 2017

I’ve instituted my own holiday in our home. This is our first year celebrating ‘Fort Day’ and I want you all to join me. Many of the adventures I post are outdoorsy, athletic, or adrenaline-filled. I understand they do not suit everyone’s interests. But Fort Day is something else. Fort Day calls up on your inner child. It is full of MAGIC, WONDER, AND WHIMSY. FORT DAY IS FOR EVERYONE. Fort Day now and forevermore exists on January 31st of…

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Adventure Stew

Adventure Stew

Picture this: you’ve just trail run for three hours, jumping over rocks and crashing down hills. Or perhaps you’ve slogged your way through deep powder, snowshoeing on despite your pink, frosty nose. Maybe you’ve spent the day shredding on the mountain, or biking until your thighs burned. Perhaps you’ve returned home from a three-day backpacking trip: cloaked in dirt, eager for a shower, and too tired to imagine cooking. You open the fridge and empty shelves greet you. Your stomach…

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Dare Date

Dare Date

Have you been with your significant other so long that a movie doesn’t count as a date anymore? Or a board game? They are just a regular night with the one you love, full of fun, but no longer “special” because of frequency. Then I have a solution. The weather here is dreary and our bank account dismally low, so I decided a fun night out was exactly what Cody and I needed. A fun, FREE night. If you are…

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