• Camping Gear

    The Best Finds for Your Camper/RV on Amazon

    Rainy afternoons are the best time to scour Amazon, looking for camping gear for your camper.  You often find things you didn’t realize you needed.  Here are a few things I found that I added to my Amazon Camping Wish List. Nesting Bowls These colorful melamine nesting bowls with plastic lids would be a great addition to a camper.  I love the retro graphics on the bowls and the functionality of them.  Super cute!  You can find them here. Coleman Cooler I love the color of this cooler, Rose Pink, but it does come in other colors if this one is not quite your thing.   This cooler is absolutely…

  • Camping Gear

    Five Helpful Camping Apps

    The goal of camping is to get away from technology and enjoy nature.  But I have found several camping apps that are useful to have downloaded to help appreciate the outdoors even more.  Depending on the internet reliability of the campsite you are at, some of these will come in handy to have on your phone or tablet. Weather Channel It’s so important to know the weather before you start out on that 5 mile hike or to know if you need to roll up your awning before a storm hits.  The Weather Channel app will let you know what is coming your way and has weather alerts to make…

  • Camping Gear

    Hobby Lobby Camping Finds

    I was excited when I went into Hobby Lobby recently  and discovered so many things for camping.  If you are not familiar with Hobby Lobby, it is a giant arts and crafts store with tons of home decor to choose from.   And currently everything in their “Spring” section is on sale  50% off. I was trying to contain myself and not buy everything I saw, but I did get a few things. There are still couple of items that I am going to go back and get, if  they are still available, like that tablecloth.  Everything seemed to be in my favorite colors of red and turquoise.  It was hard…

  • Florida Parks

    Find Mermaids At Weeki Wachee

    As a way to say “thank you” to first responders and electric utility workers for their hard work during Hurricane Irma,  Florida State Parks are offering Florida First Responder Passes.  These passes, with a few exceptions, allow first responders and electric utility workers as well as their families free day passes into Florida State Parks. Here is a link to learn more about this opportunity to explore Florida State Parks and the First Responder Pass. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park We took advantage of this generous program by exploring Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.  This is one of the parks that has exceptions to it.  Instead of allowing up to eight…

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  • Camping Gear

    Scout Summer Camp

    Our busy summer has already started as we pack our oldest son off to scout summer camp.  This is his third year of camp.  Getting him ready should be easy by now, but there is always something last minute that needs to be done or found. The scout camp he is going to this year is located in Georgia.    He has not been to this one yet and is excited to go.  Camp Rainey Mountain is located in the northern part of the mountain range in Georgia.  It is surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest on three sides.  It looks amazing and I really hope he enjoys himself. This…

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