Chuckle Monday – Tips for Hiking in the Rain!

Living in Greater Vancouver you realize that hiking and camping in the rain is just part of life. Learning to pack for the rain is an entirely different skill.

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Life Imitates Art – Fun Poses to Remember!

One of the suggestions for the Weekly Photo Challenge ‘s “Life Imitates Art” theme was imitating a sculpture, so I knew I had to take part. One of Blair’s favorite vacation activities is lining us up for some fun photos. At first we all just rolled our eyes but over the years these have become our favorite vacation memories.

Vancouver, B.C., Canada: “A-Maze-Ing Laughter

Washington, D.C.

 

La Pas, B.C., Mexico

Oregon Coast

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RV Ovens – 10 solutions every camper should know!

I  have been researching tips for cooking and baking in an RV oven.  I no longer use my oven, mainly because my one and only experience was a disaster.  We were having a pot luck dinner and I volunteered to make roasted potatoes for 30. (I know, crazy idea, right!) I peeled and chopped, peeled and chopped, and then peeled and chopped some more. Once all the chopping was done I coated them with olive oil, seasoned them and separated them onto 3 trays.   Two went in my oven and one on the BBQ.

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Chuckle Monday – Really we are packing this?

This is a bit of an exaggeration but sometimes I think my husband feels like this. It’s just so hard to pack light!

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Chuckle Monday – The importance of the right shoes!

Between my new Fitbit and this blog my feet can relate to this. I really need to investigate some new footwear.

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Bald Eagles are soaring! These photos will make you need to go see them!

Living in Greater Vancouver offers endless opportunities to get outside and explore our amazing city. Each winter we head to South Delta to walk the Boundary Bay area and enjoy the experience of a natural eagle habitat. This is an amazing place to walk with bald eagles soaring around you by the hundreds.

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Chuckle Monday – Another problem when hiking!

All our hikes look great on paper, that is until we check the altitude gain. It’s easier not to think about it until it’s too late.

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Why tarp your RV? Valuable tips to make the right decision.

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We have yet to tarp our new RV

 

We are now into our second winter storing our RV and each year we debate whether we should buy an RV cover or not. When we had our tent trailer we did the unthinkable and covered it with a blue camping tarp. I can hear the collective gasp. What might surprise you is we did this for 10 years and not once did our trailer leak.  Adding to our inexperience, not once did we (get ready to gasp) reseal our seams or treat our roof. I know shocking!!! Continue reading

Haynes Point Provincial Park – Osoyoos BC

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/haynes_pt/

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We have only been lucky enough to book into this campground once. It is likely the most popular provincial campground there is and if you want a site you will have to get up  before 8:00, 3 months before the date you want to camp and start trying to book it, even then you are lucky if you get in. We were able to get the site because I logged on about the same time as someone was cancelling their reservation and I scooped it up. Otherwise, good luck! Continue reading

Cool Camping Couch that stores in a bag! Really?

While doing some research for my blog I came across this neat product.

http://lamzac.com

It comes out of the Neatherlands and is marketed as a hangout couch for camping, festivals or days at the beach. They claim it is easy to inflate and reduces down to a small storage bag. Sounds like a great addition for any outdoor enthusiast. They claim to ship anywhere in the world so would love to hear from those who have tried it.