Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Camping and being one with nature! No convenience camping for us...

Play outdoors - Adults and Children alike! Our excursion to Colorado is filled with excitement and adventure! As an alternative to convenience lodging, we filled our vehicle with camping equipment. As avid camping folks, we know how to pack and keep it all in one place, the number one rule.

Researching campgrounds that have shower facilities are a must, although if primitive camping is in order, we have a handy dandy Coleman shower complete with a shower curtain placed around a hula hoop.

Choosing to camp "roughing" it, is not so rough, when you plan the essentials to take! Everything fits in a small vehicle trunk. That gives our precious border collie the opportunity to enjoy the entire back seat. Just wonder who enjoys the trip most! Give her a lake and she is the first to jump in - wish that were true of bathtime!

Tents - two popups one to store our stuff and the other to sleep in.
Sleeping bags
Coleman stove
Coleman shower
Small Grill top
Skillet, coffee maker, utensils, paper products (no plastic)
Lantern, flashlights, kitchen matches, rope
Rain slicker (cannot say how those inexpensive slickers have save us from getting drenched).

Play outdoors is for everyone!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Cleo Thinks Green

Bringing awareness to children about our earth and the need to recycle is a pleasant and growing venture. Parents, educators, schools and the world is increasing awareness to think green. We follow websites and projects on Twitter that bring the earth's awareness. We recently spent an afternoon helping kids create with discarded egg crates! What fun!

All can begin daily by recycling. Last year we began shopping by taking our own cloth bags to the market. They are washable and the collection of plastic bags has practically been eliminated in our household

Reminder: To insure that you take your cloth bags to the store, place them in the trunk of your vehicle after emptying them. We keep a few extra in the trunk in case we forget.