4th Annual Kraft Family Vacation: The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Hi everyone! Today we're excited to share one of our best adventures in Durango, our ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad! We booked our tickets well in advance for this train ride, which is 3.5 hours each way through the breathtaking scenery of Colorado. The history of this train, and of the … Continue reading 4th Annual Kraft Family Vacation: The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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4th Annual Kraft Family Vacation: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

On Wednesday we were up bright and early for the 3.5 hour drive to Black Canyon of the Gunnison. This is one of the national parks that we have missed a few times, because it's just a bit out of the way. On our drive back from Bryce Canyon and Zion we had hoped to … Continue reading 4th Annual Kraft Family Vacation: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

4th Annual Kraft Family Vacation: Exploring Durango

After our big adventure to Mesa Verde on Sunday, we were ready for a change of pace and a little R&R. Monday and Tuesday we wandered around the adorable downtown Durango. We also walked the Animas River Trail. The kids enjoyed checking out the river, and the weather was just about perfect. Gma and Gpa … Continue reading 4th Annual Kraft Family Vacation: Exploring Durango

4th Annual Kraft Family Vacation: Mesa Verde National Park

Our first few days in Durango were pretty quiet, cruising around town, stocking up on groceries, and taking walks with the kids. On Sunday morning, however, we headed out to Mesa Verde National Park. This would make our third trip to Mesa Verde, but since we'd never actually done the ranger-led hike down to Cliff … Continue reading 4th Annual Kraft Family Vacation: Mesa Verde National Park

4th Annual Kraft Family Vacation: Roadtrip to Durango

Hi everyone! We've just returned from our 4th annual family vacation! This year we chose Durango, Colorado as our mountain destination - we alternate beaches and mountains, and this year was a mountain year. The drive from Texas to Colorado was just over 13 hours, so we looked for a few things to do along … Continue reading 4th Annual Kraft Family Vacation: Roadtrip to Durango

2023 Project List and Resolutions

Yesterday we shared our accomplishments from 2022, and today we're going to share what lies ahead for us in 2023! We'll start with our home projects. 1. FiNish the Cottage And Have Our First Guests We've got a ways to go on this one, but I feel confident we can get this accomplished! 2. Move … Continue reading 2023 Project List and Resolutions

Roadtrip to Zion: Part VI – The Journey Home

Hi everyone! Today we’re wrapping up our series on our incredible trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon, and it’s safe to say that Zion will forever be one of our favorite parks! We headed out of Utah bright and early, hitting the road by about 6am. I am still blown away by the landscape here. … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part VI – The Journey Home

Roadtrip to Zion: Part V – The Watchman and Bryce Canyon

Our first freeform day was also our first day hiking with the kiddos. Thus far our trip had been planned childfree, as we were very concerned about safety at Angel’s Landing and in the Narrows. We decided to start with an easy hike for the kids, 1.3 miles up The Watchman Trail. Although reviews stated … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part V – The Watchman and Bryce Canyon

Roadtrip to Zion: Part IV – The Narrows

Good morning! Today we’re sharing our trip through the Narrows, one of the most iconic places at Zion National Park! We planned to be on the trail to the Narrows from the Grotto parking lot by first light, about 7am. Our plan was to hike out to Wallstreet, see how we were feeling, and decide … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part IV – The Narrows