Weekend Photos in Review

by Cate on September 19, 2017

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The football players play in all weather – rain, sleet, mud – which means the girls are expected to be on the field cheering as well. Something I’m totally not a fan of. We waited for the torrential downpour to slow down before the girls joined the game on the side. They were troopers, for sure.

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Nick and a friend heading to a high school football game with their rival team.

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What’s better than French bread pizza to feed hungry kids on the fly?

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Looking for something unique to do for an afternoon of adventuring? A visit to the Lakota Wolf Preserve might be just the thing.

Lakota Wolf Preserve

Surprisingly enough, visiting the Lakota Wolf Preserve has been on my list of “things to do” since at least 2013.

Or that’s the last time I have documented it.

Isn’t that always the way with things that are near you? You tend to keep putting them off, because it’s reasonably convenient to get to, and you take it for granted.

Well this is the year we finally crossed it off our list!

Lakota Wolf Preserve

Summer was starting to wind down, yet we weren’t quite ready to give up on our quest for fun, and finally decided to go visit the preserve. Like, enough already, just DO IT.

The Lakota Wolf Preserve is located in Columbia, New Jersey, kind of in the middle of nowhere (so plan gas needs and bathroom stops accordingly), but it’s actually only about forty-five minutes from us. They run guided tours twice a day, at 10 am and 4 pm, and you need to make reservations ahead of time to go on a tour; you are also required to arrive thirty minutes before your tour starts.

On our way there, to be honest, I wasn’t quite sure I was in the right area. It looked like a residential area, and then, all of the sudden, we saw the sign and pulled into the lot.

Lakota Wolf Preserve

We had to give our license plate number to the office staffer when we signed in, and then waited a few minutes to catch a shuttle bus to the main area where the wolves are kept. You can walk there, but it’s a bit of a hike through a twisty roadway through a campground that the preserve shares space with and … well … I just wasn’t sure I wouldn’t get lost along the way.

They have two older, slightly rickety shuttle buses to bring visitors up to the wolf den area, and once everyone is there, the owners start their tour.

Lakota Wolf Preserve

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Weekend Photos in Review

September 10, 2017

*pretty much my favorite practice when we go out with friends. All the cell phones in the middle. We don’t go out to eat with friends that often, so when we do, I want to full enjoy each other’s company. In full disclosure, I was granted one exception so I could take a quick picture […]

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Recipe: Panera Macaroni and Cheese

September 8, 2017

Whether you’re obsessed with Panera’s macaroni and cheese, or you’re just looking for a recipe that embodies comfort food, this dish is the perfect thing to serve up this month. Truth be told, I’m not even sure why I make macaroni and cheese anymore. My kids used to LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Now … it […]

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Wordless Wednesday

September 6, 2017

The kids took me to this secret place that they sometimes walk to, and it’s pretty magical. Print it!

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