Whether you're a kid or a kid-at-heart, exploring and climbing on rocks can really be a wonderfully fun activity. We like to visit the ocean and when its low tide let the kids climb on the rocks, dip their toes in the tide pools, pretend to be explorers as they crawl and climb all over the rocks in ... Read More about Rock Exploring & Collecting
Camping doesn't always work out how we plan it. I know this for a fact. Every trip, I usually forget something that makes our trip seem to go topsy-turvy. A little bump in the road that we just have to figure it out and move on. Last year, we bought our first (new to us) pop-up trailer. We ... Read More about Camping Inspiration – Don’t QUIT!
If you are looking for something to go with that bacon you will be cooking up with breakfast besides eggs, then you may want to try pancakes! Another versatile meal item and so much fun! If you want easy, no-planning type of pancakes, then I would suggest Bisquick's Shake 'n ... Read More about Pancakes while Camping? Yes!
Dinner is done, the camp fire is lit, the kids are playing so you grab a bottle of beer or that bottle of wine you have been dreaming about all day. Time to relax! You start fishing around in your camp kitchen box for an opener. And that is when you realize it and it's all you can do but to yell ... Read More about Creative Ways to Get Beer or Wine Bottles OPEN!
Speaking of Adult only activities such as my last post about Marshmallow Treats for Adults, The letter 'N' as related to Family Camping stands for 'Not for Kids'. Family camping may be all about the kids in their minds, but really us adults want to relax and have fun as well! Right? Here are ... Read More about Not Always About the Kids
There's a reason every camp store has this items in its store along side Hershey's chocolate bars and a box of graham crackers. Marshmallows! The name alone conjures up images of family and friends around a campfire roasting up these sugary bites of goodness. I know when my husband and I tell the ... Read More about Marshmallow Treats For Adults
It’s dark. The sun has long set and the kids are sound asleep in their sleeping bags. I grab a lantern and head to the camp bathrooms. The night air is still but for the sound of fire pits crackling, hushed voices talking and the occasional loud laugh of an adult enjoying time with friends. I ... Read More about The Light of Camping
The one thing you can be sure of when camping in New England is how quickly the weather can change! Sunny one moment and then a wind gust picks up the next. This can leave you scratching your head on what to play with the kids. On the beach a sunny day is perfect but if it's too windy, sitting ... Read More about Fly a Kite with your Kids!
Unless you're backpack camping, you will want or probably more likely need ice. Keeping foods such as meats, fruits, yogurt cold is a necessity and of course keeping your beer chilly may be a priority for some as well. I know it would be for us! Oh and of course chocolate milk for my ... Read More about Keeping Food Ice-Cold when Camping
In our first home together, hubby and I had one of those large white hammocks on a big green stand in our backyard. The two of us would lay in the double-sized hammock and just relax side by side staring up at the tree branches and the clouds. It was absolutely relaxing in our little quiet ... Read More about Camp in a Hammock!