Life Lessons Learned From Footloose

The remake of Footloose just hit the theatres and I am pumped.  Many people believe Footloose is just a campy, teeny-bopper movie.  I disagree.  The original Footloose, starring Kevin Bacon, taught  many life lessons about tolerance, politics and self-confidence. Lessons Footloose Taught Us 1.  Read More

Campfire Chili Recipe: Spice Up Your Camping Trip

The Campfire by 10b0

 Looking for a way to spice up your camping trip?  How about a steaming hot and spicy bowl of chili?  Our  Campfire Chili recipe is sure to heat things up at the campsite.   October is national chili month, so the timing is perfect.  As the weather cools down, it's hard to beat a piping hot bowl of Read More

Favorite Fall Activity: Leaf Pile Jumping

The Campy Mom Versus The Leaf Pile

  "Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker."  -Linus     -- Charles M. Schulz Read More

Versatile Camping Equipment: 5 Gallon Bucket Review

Little Girl Fishing

What is the most versatile camping equipment, ever?  My vote is for the 5 gallon bucket.  When you review it's simple, stand alone design you quickly realize why this camping equipment has  stood the test of time.  In fact, the 5 gallon bucket is one piece of camping equipment that will last for Read More

Cool Halloween Costume For Camping Families

Smore Family from and Pinterest

Checkout this family.  They have the cutest Halloween costumes!  Perfect for a camping family.  Adorable. I would love to dress my family in these costumes.  Of course, my older kids like to pick their own costumes by now.  So we would probably end up with 2 graham crackers, a marshmallow, Read More

TEVA Stiletto Hiking Heels: Not Recommended for Hiking

TEVA Stilletto brown and black

Finally, a hiking shoe that comes in a stiletto. That's right. It's TEVA stiletto hiking heels. I can't tell you how long I have waited for this day (insert sarcasm here). TEVA® is known for sports sandals.  Grey Ant is a NY based fashion designer.  These two have come together to make... A high Read More

Fall: In Love With Camping

IMG_4053 by vastateparksstaff

Fall in love with camping, in the Fall.  Because when it comes to camping, it just doesn't get any better than this. Fall is my favorite season for camping.  What's not to love?  The Fall brings beautiful scenery and near perfect weather. I just love camping with the beautiful Fall foliage Read More

Bucket Fishing: Teach Your Child to Fish

bucket fishing1

Fishing is a fun outdoor activity for kids.  Today, we are going to discuss how to teach your child to fish with a rod and reel.   We will focus on teaching your child to cast using a game I call bucket fishing.  Bucket fishing is a great way to assess your child's readiness for fishing with a Read More

Autumn Quote

Fall on the Trinity River by longhorndave

"Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt."     --William Allingham   Photo: Fall on the Trinity River by longhorndave Read More

Fall Break : Consider Camping

Changing Season by EgnaroorangE

Fall is here and the kids will be out of school for Fall Break before you know it.  Haven't made plans for Fall Break?  Consider camping. Camping is a great way to spend Fall Break with your kids. Camping in the fall offers beautiful scenery, great weather, less whine and shorter Read More

Fall Family Treats That Will Leave You Mummified

Blackberry Images and Videos April 2011 238

Do you have left over hot dogs from camping?  Why not make mummy dogs? They are wonderful fall family treats. How's that for a segue?  I know.  It's a reach.  But I just love fall.  And my kids love mummy dogs.  They are a fall tradition at our house. I found the recipe on Read More