Camping Checklist with Free Printable

When our kids were little we always went on our first camping trip of the year on the Victoria Day weekend. Now when I say camping, I mean rustic tenting, the only luxury we had was a bubble pad under our sleeping bag! (Mind you, there was a frost warning this year, so not sure how that would have worked!) Our kids are older now, (and so are we...lol) so that tradition has sort of fallen by the wayside. Now when we camp it is usually in a “rustic shelter”, which is a bit of a cross … [Read more...]

Our Getaway to New River Beach Provincial Park

For the past ten summers, my sisters and I have gone on a camping/glamping trip to New River Beach Provincial Park. We all have grown kids, many of whom are scattered across the country (and come "home" for summer vacations) so coordinating dates for this trip has always been a bit of a challenge. Naturally, if the "kids" are home, none of us want to lose any of the precious time that we have with them. Some years we have gone on our trip as early as mid-June and this year it was the last … [Read more...]

There’s Still Time To Go Camping {w/ Checklist}

When our kids were little, Music Man and I always took them camping a few times every summer. Back in those days we pitched a tent and slept in sleeping bags on the floor. Our luxury item was "bubble pads", think bubble wrap in a large sheet, but there were no air mattresses like we have now.  We have lots of great memories (and some not so great...but we laugh at them now!) from those early days of camping. It's not too late to enjoy some time in the great outdoors! As a matter of fact, my … [Read more...]

New River Beach Provincial Park in New Brunswick, Canada

A couple of weeks ago now, as a bit of a final grasp on summer, my sisters and I took a camping trip to New River Beach Provincial Park in New Brunswick. New River Beach is less than an hours drive from my home and I have visited it many, many, many times in the past. I have to say, that even though I have been there numerous times, New River Beach never fails to impress me with its natural beauty and breathtaking ocean views. Early morning fog drifting over the mud flats (low tide) … [Read more...]

Camping Checklist with Free Printable

Photo via Visual Hunt As anyone who knows me is aware, I love camping!  That's not to say I don't enjoy a vacation in a five-star hotel because I do.  It's just that these are two entirely different experiences, each with their own pluses and minuses. I am going to give you a downloadable camping checklist (at bottom of post), but I also thought it would be good to mention a few details about some of the items on the list Just remember – these are just suggestions. You may not want to … [Read more...]

49 Things You Need to Know About Camping

Photo credit: roehrs2012 via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-ND 49 Things You Need to Know About Camping    Finally, the weather has improved, spring has arrived and I have camping on my mind.  I'm not quite sure what I love about leaving my comfortable home with bathrooms, showers, bathtubs, stove, oven, electricity, running water and comfortable beds to live out of boxes & bags in the middle of nowhere, but I do! I have always felt I was born 100 years too late. I think I was … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday ~ Sunset at the Beach

This was taken at sunset during a recent camping trip to New River Beach. … [Read more...]

The Twisted Sisters Go Camping!

After many weeks of counting the days, it is finally almost here.  Tomorrow I am heading out on a 6 day, 5 night camping trip with my sisters.  We’re going to be staying in a "rustic shelter" at a Provincial Park, in New Brunswick. This is our 5th year of what has become an annual event;  a way to get away for 6 glorious days, from husbands, kids, worries and responsibilities! When I say rustic shelter. I do mean rustic. It is basically a 14' x 14' wood frame covered in a heavy-duty tarp.  No … [Read more...]

3 sisters + 1 camping trip = fun, fun, fun {Photos}

My sisters and I recently headed out on a "girls" camping trip.  This was our 4th year and each year we've managed to stay a bit longer...lol.  We had a wonderful time and I thought I would share some photos of our week in a rustic shelter at New River Beach Provincial Park in New Brunswick. {Right about now I can see my sisters cringing and thinking...OMG, I had better not see a picture of myself in a bathing suit...lol...well, they will just have to wait and see!!} … [Read more...]

3 Sisters + 1 Camping Trip = Fun, Fun, Fun

My sisters and I are heading out on a little "girls" getaway.  This is our 4th year going and each year we've stayed longer...lol.  This year it will be 5 nights and 6 days of 3 sisters + 1 camping trip = fun, fun, fun! … [Read more...]