A beautiful welcome to Summer! Photos taken June 21st, 2013 Juniper Campground, Mount Diablo State Park Continue reading Summer Solstice: Sunset from Mount Diablo
It’s always frustrated me a bit that when making s’mores while out camping, the chocolate just doesn’t melt. I know how to roast a perfect marshmallow, melted completely in the middle, wonderfully gooey and creamy, with a nice, light brown shell. But the chocolate has always been an issue. Now, don’t get me wrong. Chocolate in any form is delicious. I’m not real picky about … Continue reading Our Favorite Camping Treat: Nutella S’mores!
Photo taken June 6th, 2013 San Mateo Memorial Park, California *** See… Camping: San Mateo Memorial Park Continue reading Joy: Camping with Friends
The Great American Backyard Campout is coming up on June 22nd, 2013. It’s time to start planning now! What is the Great American Backyard Campout? It’s an event created by the National Wildlife Federation and their “Be Out There” campaign to reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors. On the 4th Saturday of every June, thousands of families will head outdoors for a night of … Continue reading Fun! Great American Backyard Campout
Camping out tonight in my parent’s backyard… super fun! Continue reading Good Night…
Butano State Park… I love this place! It’s a short drive from our home in the San Francisco East Bay, as it takes us little over an hour to reach Pescadero. The campground is small, quiet, tucked away in a canyon filled with redwoods. Camping here is an annual tradition for us, and is usually something we like to do early in the summer. It’s … Continue reading Camping in the Redwoods, Butano State Park
Yesterday afternoon, we attended a festival held by the East Bay Regional Park District at Shadow Cliffs in celebration of the Transit 0f Venus. While checking out the sun through the telescopes was pretty cool, the highlight for my son (other than playing in the trees with his friends) was making s’mores in a pizza box solar oven. These ovens can heat up to 200 … Continue reading Solar Oven S’Mores
It’s that time of year when parents with young children are beginning to plan that very first camp trip with their young child. Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve read a ton of articles about camping with kids. What can possible be added to the discussion? I have a few extra tips for that very first overnight camp trip specific to camping with … Continue reading First Time Camping with Kids? 5 Tips!