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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

    I've created a map that shows links to our camping/hiking/general family fun review posts that you can find here. It's pretty much the coolest thing on this site. Thanks, Google!

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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Dinosaur Ridge

We visited Dinosaur Ridge and nearby Triceratops Trail last 4th of July weekend and it was amazing.  While neither of these are really ‘hikes,’ they are Super Educational and Awesome Walks well worth checking out with your kids. Dinosaur Ridge is a two mile out-and-back paved former road.  It was a ROAD until they realized […]

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Triceratops Trail

Triceratops Trail is perfectly partnered with Dinosaur Ridge.  If you can only visit one, Dinosaur Ridge is the easy choice, but Triceratops Trail adds more obviously foot shaped bulges as well as plant impressions and even raindrops to your experience.  Triceratops Trail earned its name because one of the footprint bulges is possibly from a […]

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Gray Back Peak Hiking Trail Review

We checked out this new to us hike last weekend and were thrilled to discover that the dirt road to the trailhead is in fantastic shape (truthfully it was in better shape than the road to our house).  While the trail itself is not well maintained, the lack of other hikers and abundance of quartz […]

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Central Park Baby Quilt

This quilt has been a long time coming.  I had the patchwork strips sitting in a basket just waiting to be finished, but when I went to make them up into a quilt for my nieces, I felt like they needed something more. I added the border and then remembered the quilt that I was […]

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