Archive - June 2018

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10 Free & Air-Conditioned Indoor Family Outings
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Dinosaurs Before Autumn – Fossil Hunting at Hill Annex Mine State Park
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Summer Family Fun: Beat the Heat with Cool Outings

10 Free & Air-Conditioned Indoor Family Outings

My kid broke the fan yesterday.Several summers ago, Joy — sweating it out in an un-air-conditioned house — wrote our original article about seeking relief from the heat in a series of much cooler public buildings, most of which offered free family activities to boot.

Its that time of year again and excessive heat warnings have been issued. Here you have it, freshly updated for 2018: Read More

Dinosaurs Before Autumn – Fossil Hunting at Hill Annex Mine State Park

Like any good adventure, our fossil hunting adventure started with a book. On the mid Thursday of August, we were reading Dinosaurs Before Dark – the first book in the Magic Tree House Series. At the end of the book, my 7-year-old asked:

“Do you think we could ever go dig for dinosaurs?”

Any parent knows that “could we ever?” actually means “how soon can we?” Not that I cater to their every whim, but this sounded like a fun idea. So began the best adventure of our summer. Read More

Summer Family Fun: Beat the Heat with Cool Outings

I don’t know about you, but I am really feeling the heat. It’s that time of year when even the most hearty Minnesotans melt.  We try to remember what it’s like when it’s negative degrees in January, but it’s no use. While there are some you thrive in the heat, I know there are many of us who could do without the heat and humidity.

So FFTC is here once again with 6 ways to help stay cool during these hot summer days:

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