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TAG : Summer Activities

Family Fun in the Sun

In today’s hurry-up world, many families are looking for ways to slow down a little and spend some quality time together, just having fun. The good news is that it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, and you don’t have to go very far to have a great time. Here are some ways your ...

Roughing It Was Disastrous

At the age of 22, my husband, Leo, and I impulsively decided to take a family trip and go camping. We didn’t have a tent, but we borrowed a couple of tarps and set off one Friday evening after work. We took food and coffee, along with several bottles of milk, baby food and diapers for our ...

Camping Trip Turns Stormy in Great Basin National Park

For a man, turning 50 is a wake-up call.It’s the one birthday where he finally realizes that maybe — just maybe — he isn’t going to accomplish all of the things in life that he had hoped. Personally, I’m still holding out for that NFL draft pick.So there I was, with August 8, 2009, ...

Family Camping and Fishing Trip

My most memorable camping trip would have to be the fishing trip I went on with my mother, grandmother and three sisters when I was about 9 years old.We went to a small camping area on Pratt Lake in Michigan. Our tent was an old heavy canvas World War I Army tent made with no floor. When we ...

Campfire Cooking Was Best Part of Camping

I’ve always wished I were more of a live-off-the-land ‘outdoorsy’ girl who wasn’t afraid of “roughing it” in the woods and creat­­­­e tasty meals over red hot coals. But a camper I am not!No matter how old I was, where I camped, or how much padding was underneath me as I tried ...

Tent Camping Proved Challenging

“Wanted: Women interested in being Girl Scout leaders. Please call this number.” Wow! That’s right up my alley, I thought. I had been in the Girl Scouts for a few years. I had earned my second-class badge and was working on my first-class when the interest in scouting dropped so low that ...

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