Monday, February 22, 2010

Our new baby!


Uh, no. Not a real baby but still thought of as our newest bundle of joy! A previously gently-loved 23-foot trailer! We bought her last weekend {I think I now need to name her!} although we hadn't planned on actually buying one! 

She was perfect. 
We just had to have her. 

I never thought we would own a trailer since we consider ourselves die-hard tenters in the camp world but now that we are finding we aren't as spry as we used to be. Those cold spring and late fall camping trips found us freezing some nights in our tent and yearning for the comforts of a heater, a toilet you don't have to walk to in the middle of the night and a place where I can just plug in my coffee maker rather than waiting for it to percolate on the camp stove just got the better of us.

So here's to Spring camping, getting a campsite near the lake rather than near the bathroom and to coffee-in-a-jiffy!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Back home to reality...

We had an unforgettable time with family and friends this past week in Kauai celebrating my sister's wedding. The weather couldn't have been better and the intimate setting made it all the more special. The most sincere congratulations to my sister and my new brother-in-law!


Besides coming back with a tan I also came back with a cold. Ah well...a small price to pay for a week in paradise!

Monday, February 8, 2010

before i go....

When I saw this photograph of my grandmother camping I had to giggle. Camping must seriously be in my blood!

Granted, my parents kept up the camping tradition by taking me and my 3 siblings on camping trips from when we were young until probably up through high school. We started out in a tent, eventually upgraded to a travel trailer and then decided we wanted to go back to tents again. I camped here and there in my young adulthood but didn't really start camping on a regular basis until I met my husband. From there, it's all history!

So I am probably the only one on the planet to not have watched the Super Bowl yesterday. Instead Ginger and I took off to Berkeley again for some shopping and dining. Our husbands hung out at the house watching the game while the kids played so I think everyone was a happy camper yesterday {um, no pun intended!}

We are off to Kauai on Wednesday for my sister's wedding set for Valentine's Day. I can't wait! It is going to be such a beautiful wedding! Seven days with aunts, uncles, cousins and friends all staying at the same resort should make for a fun {or incredibly out of hand} time!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Scrap Across America

Yup. That is what my good pal Ginger and I hope to do one day! We both love to camp and we are even known to scrap while we camp. When the kids and husbands go to bed we break out the scrapbook stash, portable DVD player complete with chick flicks, lanterns and if we have electric hook-ups, the space heater to keep us nice and toasty! Of course, we get to talking and the "Wouldn't it be nice if ?..." And that is how we came up with our Scrap Across America idea.

We would combine our love of travel, camping and scrapping by renting an RV, loading it up with every last bit of our scrapbooking stashes and hit the road. We'd visit every scrapbook store from California to New York and perhaps even throw in a few retreats if the timing was right. Of course we'd stop off at national parks to do some sightseeing and hiking. about heaven!

Granted, if this were ever to happen it would be when our kids are in college  and our husbands are retired. Our laughable plan is to bunk them up together in a retirement home {insert evil laugh here} and set out on our adventure.

What do you think? Does that sound like fun or what?

We went to an RV show last weekend with the husbands and kids and found a nice little RV for our adventure. Here's Ginger posing in front of our future RV. ;)