Bear Lake

Recently I heard that Bear Lake (in Utah/Idaho) is called the “Caribbean of the Rockies.” Take a look at these photos and tell me that you don’t agree! We try to do a family trip at least once a year with each side of the family. This year with COVID-19 it make things a bit…

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Kayaks – Worth the Investment

At the beginning of the summer, Cassidy’s brother invested in some Kayaks. Result: Best. Investment. Ever. We have seriously considered getting some after using his on some various family trips. We are all about investing up front to have endless amounts of fun after. This is true with most backyard games, pickleball, snowboarding, etc. Josh…

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Happy 4th of July!

This Fourth of July is probably looking a bit different than any others in the past due to COVID-19. This is 100% Cassidy’s favorite holiday. Cassidy’s whole life, the morning is spent going to an amazing hot air balloon festival (as shown in the feature photo above), a family BBQ in the afternoon typically with…

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Game Review: Knock ‘Em

Did you invent a game at the age of 14? Well, neither did we. BUT, Jeston did–the creator of Knock ‘Em. We were able to meet up with Jeston and his dad to play Knock ‘Em. He said that what started as a game with some quarters and dice in his room, quickly turned into…

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Pickleball Variations

The first question you need to answer—how many people are you playing with, and how many courts are available? That’s pretty much how we make the decision of which variation of the game to play. 2 or 4 players, 1 court Classic Pickleball – As described in our Pickleball Game Review post, the classic game…

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Game Review: Pickleball

Remember that post about the most popular backyard games in the United States? Well, we are based in Utah, and Pickleball has been topping the charts here the past year. During all of the corona craziness, they even had to take down the pickleball nets because the locked gates weren’t keeping people out! Pickleball is…

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Geocaching

Ohhhhh Geocaching. Although it’s not a backyard game, we felt it was appropriate to write about because the Backyard Buffs wouldn’t be around today if Geocaching hadn’t graced us with its goodness. Geocaching is one of the reasons why we like to just get out in the fresh air and go on adventures. Here’s a…

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DIY: Kerplunk

Did you ever play Kerplunk as a kid? You know, this game?  Cassidy used to have this game and LOVED it. Hours of trying to see how intricately you could place the sticks, and how long you could last. Merek on the other hand, had only ever seen Ellen’s version of it that she does…

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