• Campsites


    Family camping at Jellystone is what family camping is all about.  This is as family friendly as you can get.  This campground was jammed packed with so many fun options for the whole family to explore.  This particular campground was located in Madison, Florida, jellystonefla.com. Play in the Water Hands down my boys enjoyed the inflatable obstacle course in the pond the best.  They opened and closed this water play area.  I will be honest and say I was nervous about letting them go in, but my fears were quickly diminished.  Life vests were required on everyone entering the pond, and staff patrolled the area very well.  My older son kept…

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  • Camping Gear

    Essentials – What to pack in your camper

    What to put in your camper?  That is the quintessential question to ask.  You have to treat your camper like your house on wheels.  The basics that you would need in your home are what you will need in your camper. Wal-Mart is not always nearby. There are still somethings that we need that we have not purchased yet, but they are on my imaginary list in my head.  This was a learning experience for us.  Like why did we bring a baking dish, our camper doesn’t even have an oven, to how did we not think to bring grilling tools. INSIDE Bedding/pillows Towels Toilet Paper (Scott)  Trust me on…

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  • Campsites,  Georgia State Parks

    Reed Bingham State Park

    Agreeing on where to go camping can be difficult.  We live in Florida, camping year round is possible and there as so many great options close by.  But for our first camping trip we chose a state park in Georgia, Reed Bingham State Park.  (gastateparks.org/ReedBingham) This was the perfect option for us to try our camper out.  It was not overcrowded.   We never felt like we were being trampled over.  It was a very clean, well organized park with many options for the whole family.  And the restrooms were clean. The parking space for our camper was generous with a lot of space between us and other campers.  …

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  • Welcome

    The Amateur Camper

    Welcome to The Amateur Camper.  I hope to share some of my ideas, musing and misadventures of my family  during our camping experiences in our Jayco travel trailer. The first thing to know about me is that I am obsessed with Airstream trailers.  I have always imagined traveling the country, towing a retro Airstream behind us.  This is my dream.   If you note above that is NOT what we currently have.  Yet. I am not a camper.  I didn’t come from a family of campers.  We did not camp.  My husband is the total opposite.  He is a camper, a tent camper that is.  That is what primitive camping…

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