Another Camping Weekend

We headed back to Fox Ridge outside Charleston, IL. We’ve visited some nice campgrounds this year, but Fox Ridge may be my favorite so far. It’s a wooded state park and all the campsites are separated by trees, shrubs, vines and other foliage. It’s quiet, peaceful and beautiful. The girls and I left the guysContinue reading “Another Camping Weekend”

Trying Out Campgrounds

Since returning from our trip to North Carolina, we’ve been able to check out some other campgrounds. Like Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Campground at Pine Lakes. It has a nice lake for fishing and swimming, including water inflatables.  The swimming pool was the highlight for us though.  Of the campgrounds we’ve visited so far, it was byContinue reading “Trying Out Campgrounds”

Georgette and the Great Southeast Adventure – Part 5

We woke up to another beautiful day and it was clear that we would be spending the majority of our day at the campground.  There was swimming to be done, but the bigger reason was LAUNDRY!  The amount of laundry six people can accumulate in 5 days is amazing.  All that laundry in approximately 300Continue reading “Georgette and the Great Southeast Adventure – Part 5”

Georgette and the Great Southeast Adventure – Part 3

On Day 3 of our adventure we ate breakfast, dressed cool for hot weather and headed out for a day at Carowinds theme park. We had taken Lili and Naomi to Disneyland several years ago, but being so young, Naomi remembers nothing of the trip and Lili has only vague memories.  This would be theirContinue reading “Georgette and the Great Southeast Adventure – Part 3”

Georgette and the Great Southeast Adventure – Part 1

I had a wonderful plan in place. First, I would take a lot of pictures along the way.  Then, after the kids were in bed, I would post about each day’s adventure. It really was a wonderful plan, but I took far fewer photos than I had hoped and none of the campgrounds had great Wi-Fi.Continue reading “Georgette and the Great Southeast Adventure – Part 1”

Experiences or Things?

A topic of conversation in our house has been downsizing.  Getting rid of all the ‘stuff’.  Minimizing and living on less.  Experiencing life instead of just living a mundane day-to-day existence. Part of the reason we bought Georgette was to experience life thru travel.  Camping in different places on weekends or taking week-long trips insteadContinue reading “Experiences or Things?”

Camping Before the Rains

Georgette took us on our second camping adventure.  This time we headed to Clinton Lake and spent two nights enjoying nature and our home on wheels. Nature brought us something we weren’t expecting – Cicadas.  According to my research, this is Brood XXIII, which emerge on a 13 year cycle.  There were so many thatContinue reading “Camping Before the Rains”