Camping on Rend Lake Il, Gangster Ghosts and George Harrison

There are little towns all across America that boast a claim to fame or historic event that puts them on the map of worthy visits.  Some lucky towns have tireless and generous citizens who work to preserve the history through murals, museums, oddities and public sculptures.  Benton Il is just such a town.  Downtown, the […]

New Harmony Indiana

It’s Fall.  The heat of the nineties has finally broken and given way to temperatures twenty degrees cooler.  Ahhh…. Fall and early Winter are my favorite camping and touring seasons.  The fires aren’t wasted in sweltering heat, the crowds are gone, the trees are closing up season while crickets and katydids sing away the last […]

Waterproof Camera Bag

A quick product testimonial here on a waterproof camera bag. We went to our favorite lake this past weekend and played with our dogs in the water.  I wanted to bring a camera but none of ours are waterproof.  My Hub suggested we use my sister’s old IPhone –since we bring it for audiobooks anyway. […]

Beware the Alpine Mosquito Hours

For the most part, our 20 years of camping haven’t required an extra screen tent.  As we headed up to Colorado’s 10,000 foot heights, however, we thought back to the incredible hoards of blood sucking mosquitos we found while backpacking on Mt. Margaret in Denali NP. Wanting to keep the mosquitos at bay, while not […]

Tell me, Is this Heaven??

Really, we all should all be more like dogs Road trip???   Yea!! Long, long walks in the woods??    Yea!! Food falling off the grill??   Yea!! Sleeping in the camper??    Yea!!   You will be right there with me, day after day, right?? YEA, YEA, YEA!!!! ©2015,2016 All rights reserved

The Trouble With Trash

Traveling in a 17′ two-dog, no wet bath camper, trash storage can be a real issue.  There really is no good place to put a trash can so one needs to be inventive.  In my case, I was given a souvenir Mexican woven purse many years ago and it works as the perfect, pretty receptical […]

The Essential Dog Camping Kit

We travel with a 22lb Corgi and a 52lb Bassador.  They light up our camping travels and bring us so much joy.  They need their own gear, too.  This is what we consider essential. A cable or soft flat long lead to string between two trees or poles onto which you can thread a long […]

Tick Off

Oh my, the mild Winter has allowed a flourishing of itsy bitsy seed ticks this Spring. Traveling with a  Corgi and a Bassador, we are in an unending battle with the tiny terrors.  Even with their monthly flea and tick repellent and some wonderful Cedar Oil spray, we always have our work cut out for […]

Siloam Springs and Quincy IL Trip

Like so many of our little getaways, this trip needed to be just a couple hours drive so that the weekend wasn’t lost in travel and so that set-up could be in daylight (in our early camping days we would often set-up after dark  priming the evening for upset, don’t you know.) I was looking […]

Illinois Amish Country

Because so many of our trips are short weekend getaways, I keep my eyes open for places not more than a couple hours drive.  Sometimes that means finding a festival in small town and looking for a camping spot and sometimes it means finding a funky tourist spot and then looking for a nest for […]