Posts filed under: Camping

  • 3 Reasons to Go Camping at Devil's Den State Park
  ~ Carmen Deep in the valley of the Ozark Mountains you’ll find Devil’s Den State Park.  Constructed in the 1930s as part of Roosevelt’s plan to pull the US out of the depression, this state park has stood the test of time and remains one of the best examples of Arkansas’s natural beauty.  We......
  • 7 Good Camping Neighbor Dos & Don'ts
~ Carmen If you have followed our blog at all, you know we love to go camping!  Over the years, we have noticed that some campers follow general camping etiquette.  Some however, either don’t know these unspoken rules or don’t care.  Joe and I try to give people the benefit of the doubt and assume......
  • 3 Reasons to Camp at Gulf Shores State Park
  ~ Carmen We love to go camping!  Recently, we spent three days in Gulf Shores, Alabama attending the National Shrimp Festival (see 5 Reasons to Go to the National Shrimp Festival).  This wasn’t our first rodeo.  It was so fun and memorable the last couple of visits, we continue to camp at Gulf Shores State......
  • Portobello Mushroom Campfire Burger
~ Carmen Everything tastes better over a campfire, right?  So far, I have not been proven wrong!  On our last camping trip, I decided to see how one of my favorite recipes would taste using our beloved pie irons (see Camp Cooking Equipment You’ll Love ).  We usually make hamburgers at least one night on our......
  • The Campfire "Elvis" Sandwich
“> ~ Carmen This past summer, I took three days to really explore my hometown, Memphis, Tennessee (see 3 Days in Memphis).  I had lived here for over ten years and never ventured to all of the tourist spots.  If you have never “played tourist” where you live, I highly recommend it.  For one thing, I......
  • Why You Should Go Camping At Ouachita State Park
  ~ Carmen When I was growing up, my family had a small, home daycare center.  Not only did this keep us busy from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday-Friday; it also limited our vacation time to weekend trips to nearby campgrounds.  Luckily, I grew up in Arkansas, the Natural State where beautiful state parks......
  • Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside Down Cake
~ Carmen I’m not the cook at home.  That would be Joe!  But something draws me to the campfire when it comes to cooking.  I just love my camp cooking equipment (read Camp Cooking Equipment You’ll Love), especially dutch ovens.  We actually have two cast iron dutch ovens, one we keep in our camper and one......
    ~ Carmen I’m always looking for dishes that would do well in my seasoned dutch oven ( see Camp Cooking Equipment You’ll Love).  To be a good camping recipe, it also needs to be easy.  Often, we don’t start coals until the sun sets and it cools down, which means I’m combining ingredients in......
      ~ Carmen Let it be known, I know how to make a campfire.  You can’t be a Girl Scout leader for nine years without learning the ins and outs of fire making.  Sometimes, however, you might need a little help.  Maybe you’re low on kindling or you’re dealing with wet conditions.  For......
~Carmen I grew up in God’s country, ARKANSAS!  There is a very valid reason Arkansas is called “The Natural State”.  From the backwaters of the southeast to the northwest Ozark mountains, everywhere you turn is a nature lover’s wonderland.  We didn’t have a whole lot of extra money growing up, so family vacations tended to......
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