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Andrea Landaker
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Plan YOUR visit to Carlsbad Caverns!
One of my favorite places in the world is Carlsbad Caverns.  The hike down the natural entrance feels so otherworldly and I always notice something new each time I go. So if you've been putting off going, here's everything you need to know for a great trip!...
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Summer Program -- S.M.I.L.E.!
It's sort of a family tradition for me to have a new summer program each year with a cheesy acronym. Last year we had S.P.E.C.I.A.L ., and the year before that had Yes MA'AM (where "ma'am" stands for "Mom Ain't a Maid"). This year, we have SMILE, which stan...
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie Gluten-free, Dairy-free My family all agreed: this is the best custard-style pie we've ever had.  Maybe even the best gluten-free dairy-free dessert ever!  It doesn't taste grainy or pasty like some gluten-free things. And it's n...
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Terrible Family Pictures
I love getting family photos from friends around Christmastime. I'm guilty myself of spamming everyone in my address book with a posed photo and a carefully crafted narrative that only includes the cool/interesting/fun things we did that year. But I don't w...
Terrible Family Pictures
Terrible Family Pictures
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2017 Landaker Christmas Letter
The Landakers’ Saga of Adventure, 2017     Over the past 19 years – beginning when Wes and Andrea started journeying together – this group of adventurers has completed many quests, and continues to level up in age and experience. This year took them to Utah...
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All you Need is Gas for these 6 New Mexico Adventures
All you need for these trips is gas. Gas in the car, of course. Our state has an incredible variety of natural wonders, all within a few hours' drive!  I discovered many of these in one of the best hiking books, Best Hikes with Children in New Mexico . So h...
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All you Need is Gas for these 6 New Mexico Adventures
All you need for these trips is gas. Gas in the car, of course. Our state has an incredible variety of natural wonders, all within a few hours' drive!  I discovered many of these in one of the best hiking books, Best Hikes with Children in New Mexico . So h...
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Summer Program, Backpacking with Kids
Looking back, I used to blog all the time.  Lately, I haven't felt as much of a need to.  Probably because I share family pics on Instagram, and I've been writing in my journal (almost) every Sunday, so after that, what's left to tell??  Once in a while I s...
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Fallout-themed Summer Kids' Program
One of my favorite things about the video game Fallout is its stats system. There are 7 attributes that define your character: Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck.  The acronym for this is, cleverly, SPECIAL. In Fallou...
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Quirky Quotes, Spring Break in Ruidoso Redux
People still say funny things in our house sometimes!  This time I remembered to write some of them down. S: Dad, which would you rather eat, gluten or battery acid? W: Hmmm... I'll have to think about that. W: I have some pain that throbs about once a seco...
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