New Year's came, went. Goals: Dreamt. Set. Pursued. Missed. Valentine's Day: Chocolate, eaten. Lips, kissed. In a hot second, Christmas will be here. Have you decided where to camp this year? I must be joking? Wrong! Don't take a chance, Reserve your campsite six months in advance. High desert, by a lake, near the ocean … Continue reading Reservation Reservations
I love traditions, especially during the holidays. Please tell me yours! I've been bingeing on mini-oranges lately; easy to peel, delicious, and healthy. After lunch today, as I peeled an orange to feed my addiction craving, "A" said to me, "In my family, we put an orange on top of the mochi, and then eat … Continue reading Trash Talk
In my last post -- (No, silly, not the post called "Humor" that had zero content that many of you clicked on, probably only to wonder, "What's the joke? Is this ironic, like 10,000 spoons without a knife?" Side note: Maybe all those spoons are for the Maniacs, in which case I say, "Keep hiding … Continue reading Camptivities: Apple Picking
I promise, I'm not one of those bacon fanatics. I like bacon -- but usually only bacon. Not "Something + bacon." That said, I absolutely love the double-smoked bacon from Mahogany Smoked Meats in Bishop, CA. My favorite dish to put it in is a Hungarian dish called, "Beans as in Somogy" from "The Cuisine … Continue reading The Smell of Camping
It's not easy being Green. ~ Kermit the Frog Is that so, Kermit? I'm guessing being encased in all that plastic can't help. Definitely doesn't look biodegradable. What are you doing in there, anyway?
"Hey look, a rainbow!" "Pretty!" "Not THAT kind of rainbow..." "There's another kind?" "Defintely, but don't Google it. One example: instead of nature's rainbow, a symbolic rainbow. A rainbow about saving nature!" If you get the chance and have any interest in environmental activism, drop by Rainbow Harbor (yes, Rainbow Harbor... coincidence?) in Long Beach … Continue reading Double Your Rainbow Pleasure
Traveling between Las Vegas and anywhere in California? There's an excellent chance of finding yourself on hot, monotonous, crowded I-15. If not in a hurry, consider a side trip to China Ranch Date Farm, especially if you are headed north to Death Valley on 127. Be advised, it's a bit remote, especially those last few … Continue reading Roadside Attraction: China Ranch Date Farm
High temperatures got you feeling low? Try these solutions! Drink a delicious shake. Rest on the nearest bench. Get a haircut. Catch some entertainment in a cool theater.
(Previous List) Why go camping? 74. To win a bet. 73. Celebrate winning a bet. 72. Make good on losing a bet. 71. Escape shame of a lost bet. 70. Physical challenge. 69. Mental break. 68. Spiritual quest. 67. Emotional rescue. 66. Get what you need. 65. Find what you are looking for. 64. Mend … Continue reading 95 Reasons to Camp: Countdown Part 2
Why go camping? 95. You love it. 94. Someone you love loves it. 93. You need a break from someone you love. 92. You need a break from someone you don’t love. 91. Postpone breaking up. ("Sorry, baby, can't talk. Bad cell service!") 90. Initiate a break-up. ("If you really love me, you'll come with me...") … Continue reading 95 Reasons to Camp: Countdown Part 1