Summer Fun Awaits!

Excavating toys from a block of iceThe unofficial beginning of summer is near!...more

Right around the corner…

I’m beginning to learn that some of the best adventures, the most memorable memories, are right around the corner....more

Camp Rules

We take our maiden pop-up camper voyage in a few days.  With two teenagers traveling on a road trip, I've decided to enact Camp Rules.  I know, rules and vacation don't exactly go together but I believe it will make everyone happier in the end.  At least it'll make Mom happy and you know the saying....Even though they're teenagers, we're going back to Kindergarten for lessons in how to behave.  And yes, even adults have to follow them.  My rules are simple - just remember your face. ...more

Cul-de-sac Camping

We popped out our camper yesterday trying to prepare for our upcoming journeys this spring.  As I shared in an earlier post, this camper is "new to us" and we have many trips dreamed up to enjoy.  Our first will be an excursion to Kentucky Lake.  It will truly be a first for us to visit one of our favorite vacation spots - without the boat.  I'm hoping the water doesn't call to us too much and we stay busy as happy campers!...more
 @joyfulchallenge It sounds like luxury to me! It would be wonderful just to arrive and pop-up! ...more

Camping In Autumn

A Life Full of Days......more

Wordless Wednesday - Cub Scout Camp out

Yay Charlie! It looks like it was an excellent camp out!more


RV Travel with Giant Breed Dogs

The first thing to remember is that traveling is stressful to dogs, especially extended travel. I think the ideal traveling dog would be a big, dopey, happy-go-lucky Labrador. There’s a reason Labs are such a popular breed of dog. They are extremely adaptable and most are mellow. Giant breed dogs, on the other hand, do have a tendency to shyness and sensitivity. Even Chewie, who is an exceptionally outgoing, well-adjusted, stable mastiff showed signs of significant stress while we traveled....more

Camping, Anyone?

One week after Irene, the lights are on and the streets are cleared. We were lucky. No one we know of was hurt, our house is intact and no trees were lost. Thankfully, our children and grandchildren are safe and sound as well. Unfortunately, there are still a few without power and with fallen trees that block the roads....more

I'm Asian, and I'm Going Camping!

This Labor Day weekend, I’m heading to Yosemite National Park with my family for a weekend of camping, hiking and swimming. Every summer, we spend several days camped out in a national park – no Internet, TV, cell phones, or electricity....more
@Shannon LC Cate That's a good point about racism and homophobia en route to the ...more