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Book Your Camp Trips HERE

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Don't forget January 2nd is the first day to book your campsites for the month of July. If your going to a popular campground or want the ONE special site then don't delay and get ready to call first thing Sunday, January 2nd 2011. 
Here is a link to the website that books most campgrounds Reserve America in the USA. Here is the note they post online.

California State Park On-sale Begins January 2 (Sunday 8AM PST)Arrivals for July will be On-sale (Jul 1st through 31st) Sign-in before 8:00AM PST for your best on-sale experience (10 minutes before is fine) 
You can also call:
Contact us by Phone NRRS Federal Campgrounds
Toll Free 1-877-444-6777
International 518-885-3639California State Campgrounds
Reservations 1-800-444-7275
Customer Service 1-800-695-2269 Colorado State Park Campgrounds
Reservations 1-800-678-2267
Local Number 1-303-470-1144 Connecticut State Campgrounds
Reservations 1-877-668-2267
Customer Service 1-877-612-1100 East Bay Regional Park District
Reservations 1-888-EBPA…

Snow Camping

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As we all venture out to our Holiday plans. I want to wish you all a the best. 
I came across an article that Tripleblaze published (cool site) about winter camping. Check it out. I would love to camp in Winter but haven't tackled that one yet. I came close this year with a power outage for a week (story to come soon). 
Via  tripleblaze then wintercampers.com then Salt Lake Tribune a good article has many links

Have you camped in snow?
Have A Happy And Joy Filled  Holiday 

Christmas Gifts For The Camper In Your Life

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If I were on your Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah gift list this year this is what would I want, maybe the person on your list would too!

A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO REI, GSI or even SIERRA TRADING POST

GSI STAINLESS WINE GLASS $12.95 PATAGONIA BEANIE HAT $29 OVERLAND EQUIPMENT BAYLISS SHOULDER BAG $45   WOMAN'S WINTER BOOTIE $75 SIERRA DOWN BOOTIES $50 CAMPING ORNAMENT SET $20 A set of GLACIER STAINLESS MARTINI GLASS $10 ea For the man in your life maybe something like this?

Oprah and Gayle go Camping Yosemite

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Did you watch the recent episode of Oprah who went camping with her good friend Gayle in Yosemite?
Shelton the park ranger in Yosemite National Park wrote to Oprah saying that he wished he saw more African Americans camping and visiting the great outdoors so she did a show on it.
I'm as white as they come by color that is but I must say I have wondered the very same thing. How come when I go camping I see mostly white and then many Latino families but after that the numbers go down especially African Americans. 


What are your thoughts ? images from nps.gov


Here is the cocktail Oprah made on her trip: 

Servings: Serves 1 Ingredients Moscow Mule Recipe 1 ounce vodka1 tsp. sugar syrupFresh lime juice1/2 cup ginger beer1 sprig fresh mint1 slice of lime Directions
In a copper mug, pour vodka over ice. Add sugar syrup and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice.



Yosemite National Park 

Oprah's Camping 101 Tips
Oprah and Gayle's Big Yosemite Camping …

Boudreaux and Thibodeaux Camping Joke

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I was sent this joke by my friend from New Orleans. Our last name is Boudreaux and my husband is from New Orleans where these jokes go back and forth to see who is less intelligent. My feeling is it's Thibodeaux.
Sounds Like: Boudreaux: Boo Drow Thibodeaux: Tib E Dow Canvas Tent Shown without Optional Rain Fly by Pinnacle Tents CAMPING JOKE:
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux went camping in the desert.  After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep.  Some hours later, Thibodeaux woke Boudreaux and said, "Ma sha, look towards da sky, what you see?"

                 Boudreaux replied, "I see millions of stars."

"What dat tell you?" asked Thibodeaux.

                 Boudreaux pondered for a minute then said:  "Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.  Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the mor…

Expeditionary School Camping Trip

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This is our dog Bravo who knows were camping but doesn't understand he can't go this time, very sad dog
Recently our school, an expeditionary learning school, went on a group camping trip to a local campground. The whole thing made me very nervous. Camping with 45 kids and parents most of which I didn't know.................... yet. The children were between 5 and 7 years old, the adults between 25 and 60 just to paint a clear picture.

The objective is to build community and create bonding within' the group while learning by doing.

This was a non stop extravaganza............ singing, dancing, 9 crafts stations, skits, individual crew routines, building a watershed at the lake, lunch, play time, hiking and then more of everything listed above. Ending the day around the campfire singing songs to a guitar and roasting smoores. Needless to say EVERYONE was exhausted by the end of the day. 9pm to be exact. 
Just to give my next statement credentials:  I used to work in the film…