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Sharon Rowley is the busy Mom of 6 kids ages 8-13 and managing this large family calls upon all of the super-organizational skills she can muster! Sharon shares her ideas for Moms every day on Momof6, and her passion for family travel over on Great Family Road Trips.
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KOA Family Camping in Lake Placid NY: Perfect for Big Families!

For us it's all about the KOA family activities and getting-back-to-nature experiences that no hotel can ever match! So when we made our vacation plans to travel up to Lake Placid, New York for the weekend, we specifically looked for a place where we could enjoy some local adventures and then kick back together as...

Troo American Road Trip Goes Wild in Ohio – Day 24

We spent the last day of our month-long road trip visiting an amazing conservation center in Ohio called “The Wilds”. Located about an hour east of Columbus, Ohio. The Wilds was such a unique experience. Just like taking your kids on an African wildlife safari without having to leave the country.

Troo American Road Trip Experiences Iconic St. Louis – Day 23

Today was all about experiencing iconic St Louis attractions. We rode up the famous Gateway Arch, which both celebrates St Louis’ history as the place where western expansion began, but also its current symbol as the gateway to the West. We visited the Museum of Western Expansion located beneath the arch and saw the film...

Troo American Road Trip meets T-Roo’s friends in St. Louis

There are so many fantastic things to see and do for families in St Louis! First up, we headed over to the Forest Park area to visit the St. Louis Zoo- voted one of the top 10 best zoos in America by Trekaroo families! It's hard to believe that zoo admission is free.

Troo American Road Trip: Top 5 Things to Do in Colorado Springs with Kids – Day 20

My family has fallen in love with Colorado Springs, Colorado It is a city with so much for families to see and do! Nestled in the shadows Pikes Peak this town boasts some amazing sites including and the Garden of the Gods. The incredible red rock sandstone formations were a sight to behold. We couldn't...

Troo American Road Trip goes Mountain Biking on Pikes Peak – Day 19

my two older boys almost outdid their mom on the Saddle Up, Paddle Down adventure with Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours. The trail ride up the mountain was easy and relaxing, BUT, I was preoccupied with the 18-mile bike ride down with my 2 sons ages 11 &12! The whole way up I was nervous...

Troo American Road Trip Rafts the White Waters of the Arkansas River – Day 18

Hello Arkansas River, meet the Rowley’s! Today, I’m taking myself and all 6 kids whitewater rafting. We headed over to Canon City, Colorado to join Echo Canyon River Expeditions on a white water rafting trip through the Bighorn Sheep Canyon with class 1-3 rapids. My kids were out-of-their-minds excited…until, they were told that we had to go on an...

Troo American Road Trip Visits Manitou Springs, CO – Day 17

Today we ventured out to neighboring Manitou Springs, Colorado, located at the foothills of Pikes Peak. What a cute little town! The kids spent hours in the Manitou Springs Penny Arcade playing all sorts of old games from my childhood and earlier! We had a blast. Seriously, when was the last time you played an...
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